08
April
2024
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20:27
Europe/Amsterdam

Where to find local craft beer at YVR Airport

B.C. is well known for its craft beer scene, with around 200 breweries dreaming up batches of everything from classic ales and lagers to wild-yeasted sours and barrel-aged barley wines. Get a taste of B.C. next time you fly through YVR with a pint of local craft beer from one of these five spots: 

Stanley Park Taphouse 

After security near Gate B12  

With over 1,000 acres of wilderness, waterfront and walkways, Stanley Park is one of Vancouver’s most popular tourist attractions. While Stanley Park Brewing’s post-security location in YVR’s domestic terminal may not be surrounded by second and third growth forest, it does have floor-to-ceiling windows with views onto the taxiway and Vancouver Island in the distance. Combine a taste of their refreshing Sunsetter Peach Wheat Ale and new Parklandia Hazy IPA with a couple other 5 oz glasses for a flight before your flight. 

Whistler Taphouse & Grill 

After security near Gate C47 

New to YVR in 2023, Whistler Brewing Company was one of the pioneers of B.C. craft beer, with their original microbrewery opening in B.C.’s famed ski resort town in 1989. At their full-service restaurant in YVR’s domestic terminal, enjoy classic favourites like their Bear Paw Honey Lager or seasonal features like their Chestnut Ale. 

Canucks Bar & Grill 

After security near Gate E81  

Hockey and beer, a time-honoured pairing. While you wait for your U.S.-bound flight to board, catch the hockey game and cheer on the home team with a pint. Canucks Bar & Grill is currently pouring a selection of beers from local Stanley Park Brewing as well as international offerings like Blue Moon and Stella Artois. 

Pacific Farms Market 

After security near Gate C29  

Since opening in 2022, Pacific Farms Market has been bringing the best of B.C. to YVR, with snacks, ingredients and tasty gifts from local small businesses like Butter Baked Goods, ChocolaTas, To Live For and Salt Spring Kitchen Co. Their approach to beer is no different, with cans on hand from Richmond’s Fuggles Beer and the Fraser Valley’s Old Yale Brewing Co. We recommend pairing with one of their live fire pizzas and a table by the window. 

Joe & the Juice 

After security near Gate C45 

You might not expect to find local craft beer at a European coffee and juice bar, but Joe & the Juice loves working with local suppliers! At their location in YVR’s domestic terminal, you can enjoy a selection of craft cans from Vancouver Island Brewing and Steamworks Brewing. 

Whether you’re heading out of town for a tropical escape or here for a quick layover, YVR airport is a great place to enjoy B.C. craft beer. Cheers to supporting local! 

Get more details, opening hours and menus for these five spots and more at yvr.ca/dine