If you are a craft beer lover, you will want to be sure to check out all the stops on the BC Ale Trail on Vancouver Island, including 3 fantastic Port Alberni Craft Beer Breweries. Discover Twin City Brewing, Dog Mountain Brewing and Alberni Brewing Company. Each offers a full food menu, and you will find everything from artisan pizza’s to donairs and burgers, there’s something for everyone and definitely worth the visit.
You can build an entire journey following the BC Ale Trail, working your way up Vancouver Island. Check out nearby Parksville, Comox Valley and Campbell River along with many other excellent breweries on The BC Ale Trail’s Vancouver Island Edition (Part 2).
Twin City Brewing is an initiative to produce fresh, locally crafted ales for the surrounding community and beyond. Named after the distinct municipalities of Alberni and Port Alberni—opened in 2017 and was winner of the “Best Brewery Experience” award in 2020 as well as “Best In Show” in 2018.
Ideal if you are looking for… getting creative with your lager
Location: 4503 Margaret Street, Port Alberni, British Columbia, V9Y 6G8 (map)
Contact: (778) 419-2739 | Email | Website
Hours: Sun – Thu 11:30AM – 9:00PM | Fri & Sat 11:30AM – 10:00PM
Dog Moutain Brewing prides itself in serving great beer and tasty food on their GIANT dog friendly rooftop patio in Port Alberni BC. It offers sunset views of the Alberni Valley and the Alberni Inlet, and definitely can’t be missed on your Ale Trail adventure of Vancouver Island.
Ideal if you are looking for… drinking a tasty beer while chilling on a rooftop patio
Location: 3141 3 Ave, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 4C4 (map)
Contact: (250) 731 8810 | Website
Hours: Tue – Thu 4:00PM – 9:00PM | Fri & Sat 12:00PM – 9:00PM | Sun 12:00PM – 7:00PM
The Alberni Brewing Company is committed to producing & serving craft beer at its finest quality. Their kitchen offers a plentiful menu, priding itself on complementing the brewhouse. With a variety of seating you will be spoilt for choice, so sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere!
Ideal if you are looking for… an open atmosphere with that west coast vibe
Location: 4630 Adelaide Street, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6N4 (map)
Contact: (778) 744-8010 | Website
Hours: Mon – Thu 11:30AM – 9:00PM | Fri & Sat 11:30AM – 10:00PM | Sun 11:30AM – 8:00PM