Discover Victoria’s Ale Trail

Victoria's Ale Trail

Beer in Victoria has its roots in the early 1840’s. This sense of history still thrives in the city’s many breweries and brewpubs.  Every beer is brewed with respect to tradition, but with a modern touch.

Victoria has several micro-breweries including Canoe Brewpub & Restaurant, Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub and Buckerfield’s Brewery at Swans Suite Hotel; many of whom only produce less than 15,000 barrels annually.

Micro-brewed beers are considered to be local, more authentic and more unusual. Victoria’s brews are definitely local with all its breweries within walking distance around the city’s harbours and downtown core.

Visitors can follow the self-guided Ale Trail to visit one or all breweries and sample such unique brews as oatmeal stout, cherry blossom ale, ginger-ginseng cream ale and India pale ale.