Breweries, Cideries + Distilleries
Drink your way through local craft brew options at Kamloops’ 5 micro-breweries, or visit a tap house and experience craft beer creations from places near and far. Go for a more refined taste, try Forge Vodka Distillery or Red Bridge distilling. For some of the best cider, head to Woodward Cider Co. at Privato Vineyard and Winery or Left Field Cider Co., SW of Kamloops between Merritt and Logan Lake.
Bright Eye Brewing
292 Tranquille Road
BrightEye Brewing is a small batch tasting room, with a fresh, ever-changing variety of innovative beers served right from the tanks they were made in.
Iron Road Brewing
980 Camosun Crescent
The newly opened, railroad inspired, a brewery located near Thompson Rivers University in the heart of uptown. Treat yourself to some tacos while sipping on a tasting flight. Watch the game or see the brewing process up close and personal.
650 Victoria St
Alchemy Brewing Co. is Kamloops' 4th microbrewery located in downtown Kamloops. Relax on their patio, sip 12 rotating beer taps, and enjoy a scratch kitchen menu featuring house BBQ meats, brick-fired pizza, and street tacos.
Noble Pig Brewhouse
650 Victoria Street
The Noble Pig Brewhouse is Kamloops’ first microbrewery that combines house-made craft-brewed beer and a unique beer fusion cuisine from their scratch kitchen. They offer a selection of five to ten Noble Brews created on-site, plus a rotation of seasonal and specialty beers. Be sure to soak in the sunshine on the large patio, which resides in a converted swimming pool.
Red Collar Brewing Co.
355 Lansdowne Street
Red Collar Brewing is a production brewery with an adjoining tasting room. Sip suds on the patio and enjoy a game of Jenga. All food is made in house and locally sourced. Minors are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Red Beard Cafe
449 Tranquille Road
Red Beard Cafe, located in a bright teal building on the eclectic North Shore of the city, has 13 rotating taps of some of the best beer and cider from the province and beyond.
Frick & Frack Taphouse
577 Victoria Street
Frick & Frack Taphouse boasts an astounding selection of craft beers from all over the world. From Europe to Asia, to domestic brews, if you have a taste for refreshing beverages, they can probably match it and then some.
Woodward Cider Co.
5505 Westsyde Road
Woodward brothers: Ben, Adam, and Tim, three adventurous guys-turned-Engineers, who were lucky enough to grow up on the family farm, have now opened the first Kamloops Cidery at the Privato Winery. Crafted in small batches with 100% BC Apples produced in Kamloops and gluten-free.
Left Field Cider Co.
Hwy 97C between Merritt & Logan Lake
Left Field Cider is a family-owned and operated craft cider company run by sisters Kate Garthwaite and Theresa Pedersen. Located on their family ranch north of Merritt, Left Field Cider produces full juice ciders which reflect the natural characteristics of the apples and pears from which they are made.
FORAGER DISTILLING COMPANY
Select Liquor stores in Kamloops
Forager Distilleries Vodka is the first craft Vodka made by a Kamloops distiller. Made exclusively from ingredients from British Columbia, the flavour has strong hints of Vanilla and Caramel, and is perfect neat, on the rocks, or in your favourite cocktail. Forager spirits are defined by a craft process that values quality ingredients and enjoyment of the process of distillation to ensure a full and rich flavour.
Red Bridge Distilling
Red Bridge Distilling is a new distillery to town. Locally owned and operated and set to open 2020, the local distillery will be producing Gin and Vodka near Thompson Rivers University.
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