Fraser Valley Winery and Brewery Attractions and Tours
These establishments typically use locally-sourced inputs from their own or very nearby suppliers (some even using certified organic sources). Local barley, grains, grapes, etcetera can have a unique flavour due to the "terroir", imparted from the special soils, ground water, and rains to the crops that grow here.
Also, they are smaller, and apply their education, skills, and experience to create small batches of very special beverages. Because they are not trying to "maintain a brand" (which would require them to be scientifically consistent), they can afford to experiment, and try new and different combinations of materials, different timings, and sometimes non-traditional techniques and technologies to come up with something unusual, interesting, and VERY LOCAL. Consumers should consider themselves fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to enjoy such locally-produced drinks.
Fraser Valley & area has a number of craft breweries and wineries that create unique beverages. Most welcome you to take a tour (bring your I.D.), and visit their shops afterwards (samples may only be served, and alcoholic beverages may only be sold to those of legal drinking age or older).
DISCLAIMERS: (1) you must be of legal drinking age to consume any of these beverages; (2) exercise your own judgement about which drinks may be suitable for you; (3) when sampling, accept the host's judgement of appropriate sample sizes, and (4) drink responsibly, and DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.
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Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard
Since our start in 1999, our pioneering brewmaster has always stayed true to his roots; seeking perfect balance using the finest, all natural ingredients combined with Canada's best drinking water.
We pioneer inventive flavours using the very best ingredients to brew everything from traditional English-style ales, American IPA's and stouts, to contemporary sour and barrel-aged beer, you'll be sure to find a favourite at Trading Post.
Ravens Brewing Company is inspired by the agricultural roots surrounding the Abbotsford area. We are brewing European and West Coast beers, respecting the ingredients traditionally found in these great brews.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University's (KPU's) has the only brewing diploma program of its kind in BC and one of only three in Canada! Students study the science, production, and business of brewing in the University's custom-built, on-campus brewery
our micro-brewery produces individually crafted fine ales and lagers of unmistakable complexity and balance. This flavour is the result of wonderful combinations of premium quality malted grains and carefully chosen Pacific Northwest hops.
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