Burnaby’s Craft Beer Corner

Burnaby’s Craft Beer Corner 

The definition of the word “craft”:

  1. Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency.
  2. An occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or skilled artistry.


The definition of the word “Beer”:

  1. A fermented alcoholic beverage brewed from malt and flavored with hops


Merge “craft” and “beer”  you get something that tastes delicious and is growing in leaps and bounds in popularity throughout southwestern B.C.

We are blessed with a growing legion of craft brewers in Vancouver including: Coal Harbour, Storm, Parallel 49, Howe Sound, R&B and Central City. The Generation Y crowd and older long-term home brewers are driving the marketplace and demanding better tasting beer with innovative seasonal flavours.  These beer geeks are turned off by domestic classics like Molson and Labatt want to see constant innovation in their beverage of choice.

New driving laws are forcing customers to consume less at pubs, restaurants and lounges but they are treating themselves to one or two award winning craft beers. Walkers and bicyclists are known to enjoy even a few more.

Pumpkin ales and now lagers are all the rage in this Oktoberfest season. Men and increasingly women love this “umpappa” season flavor. Next up are the winter seasonal drafts like Howe Sound Father John, Granville Island Winter Ale and the Whistler Winter Dunkel

If you’re looking for a tasty pint of Howe Sound Pumpkineater ale or Whistler Chestnut Ale head into the Great Bear Pub. The Great Bear carries eight craft beers on draft and has over 20 craft bottles. The even better news is that the large majority of these craft beers are brewed in and around Vancouver.

Look forward to seeing you soon.


Peter Winstanley

Pub Manager ~ The Great Bear Pub


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