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 and try Forager Vodka Distilling or Red Bridge Distilling. Visit Kamloops' first craft cidery, 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
Bright Eye Brewing is the first craft brewery on the North Shore that brews fresh, ever-changing variety of innovative beers served right from the tanks they were made in. Indulge in their rotating daily features or enjoy the locals' favourite Crispy Brussel Sprouts.
Iron Road Brewing
980 Camosun Crescent
Iron Road Brewing is a railroad inspired brewery located near Thompson Rivers University in the heart of uptown. Treat yourself to their Mexican Street Corn Nachos or one of their innovative tacos with a pint of Locomotive Lager. Watch the game or see the brewing process up close and personal.
650 Victoria Street
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, named after the red collar their late labrador Goosey always wore, is brewing European-influenced brews in downtown Kamloops. Sip a pint of Sour Grapes or Aquatic Pale Ale paired with a panini. Minors are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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.
Red Bridge Distilling
11 - 1445 McGill Road
Red Bridge Distilling is a locally owned and operated small batch distillery producing Gin and Vodka. Stop in at their tasting room to sample the spirits they produce or pick up a bottle to craft specialty cocktails at home.
Gin Lane Distilling Co.
355 Lansdowne Street
Gin Lane Co. is serving up cocktail flights and batches of cocktails on tap with their two gins: Aquarius, a new age gin, and Borealis, a Haskap gin. Visit them at the same location as Red Collar Brewing Tuesday - Saturday.
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 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.
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