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The Brewery Creek Liquor Store

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 6.32%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ Store ]

3045 Main St
Vancouver, British Columbia, V5T 3G6
Canada
phone: (604) 872-3373

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(Place added by: BDTyre on 11-24-2006)
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CBA

British Indian Ocean Territory

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$

Gerry has definitely made this the go-to-store in the lower mainland. You can tell he's passionate about beer, and does his damnedest to get quality product onto his shelves (everything from decent Belgians, to Brooklyn, Speakeasy, Rogue and many excellent regionals). A must stop when in Vancouver, and if you're not in town and want to order over the phone, he'll gladly put your beer aside to be picked up at a later date. Ensure to give them your business, as it's places like this that make our local beer culture that much better.

01-28-2008 22:17:07 | More by CBA
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-22-2014 23:15:45 | More by yancot
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-16-2014 05:50:58 | More by Kurmaraja
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JasonLovesBeer

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$$

For such a small footprint, there isn't better beer selection in Vancouver. Beer is #1 over all other liquor types at Brewery Creek, which is pretty unusual (and awesome).

Staff are friendly and helpful but may seem aloof at first glance sometimes. Plenty of very knowledgeable folks here.

The flipside on the selection though is that Brewery Creek is usually the first to sell out of very limited or highly anticipated beers. Not for lack of bottle limits either - it's mostly due to their active social media presence.

Touch more expensive than most competitors, but usually by a nickels.

11-28-2013 06:32:21 | More by JasonLovesBeer
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-21-2013 21:42:13 | More by ZachT
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dirtylou

Washington

4.43/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Of all the Vancouver shops, this one seems to be quite obviously the most knowledgeable and focused on craft beer. It's fairly convenient to the city centre as well. These facts also presumably mean that it gets picked over quicker than other stops.

Cantillon / shelton brothers selection was OK, but much less than 16th street. The selection of BC locals was exceptional though - much of it chilled. There was also a lot of random US stuff like Logsdon and the Commons, which was funny to see.

Will definitely return.

09-11-2013 02:20:41 | More by dirtylou
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -18.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$

A: Strolled in on a Saturday afternoon, perhaps ten people in the store but traffic was steady.
Walked in three female employees were chatting with a patron. I asked one of the employees if the bathroom was available, nope. I had to walk across the street and then come back to complete my shopping. Wine upfront with the beer coolers in the back. Some of the best beer, like Cantillon, Fantome all on the shelves with local sixers and Pike Brewing beer in the cooler and out of sight. That made zero sense.

Q: The quality of beer was good. I have never consumed a beer from here to date so I can't speak for quality issues.

S: Average. I asked for a good, local IIPA besides Fat Tug and the staff was happy to make a recommendation. Another staff member(hipster girl) at the counter who rang me up was not so pleasant and one for convo at all.

S: Good but I was disappointed given the ratings of this place. There was alot of stuff but beyond the Shelton Brothers stuff and locals I was underwhelmed. Perhaps my expectations were to high.

06-10-2012 14:40:18 | More by barleywinefiend
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$

The Brewery Creek Cold Beer and Wine Store is a cozy place on Main Street that has a rustic feel to it. What stands out about this place is the staff. Very friendly and informative, the staff are some of the best I have encountered at a beer store in terms of customer service and knowledge.

In regards to selection, the store is often a bit of a victim of its own success; as more often than not the more popular craft beers are out of stock. Since Nigel of The Alibi Room often sends people there to find some of the beers he has on tap, it is no surprise.

09-27-2011 05:11:31 | More by DaftCaskBC
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psiweaver

Washington

4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$

This place is really convenient as they have parking behind the store.

This is one of the two must hit places in Vancouver for craft beer purchasing. They both tend to have a slightly different stock.

Brewery creek generally has some rare barrel aged Mikkeller stuff as well as a great selection of Japanese craft beers that they seem to import, they also have Epic Ales from Seattle and a few other things that they seem to import or request themselves.

They have a huge selection of BC craft Cider some of which are absolutely amazing.

They sell a little bit of glassware but nothing terribly hard to find.

Overall a great store. as others have mentioned the staff will wait a bit before asking if you want help. I always like stores like this as I don't want someone all over me as soon as I walk in. The staff are also very knowledgeable and will gladly help you out if your looking for something good or have questions.

04-23-2011 20:10:20 | More by psiweaver
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pnkHoody

British Columbia (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This is my favourite beer store in BC. Housed in an older building with lots of old wooden furnishings, the store has the murky, well-trodden atmosphere so conducive to evaluating and purchasing brews of quality.

Their range is sensational, leaning heavily toward west-coast and, predictably, Canadian stuff. But also covering a good selection of British, Belgian and even Japanese craft brews. I picked up a Southern Tier Unearthly IPA, the Loki IPA (from Paddock Wood), a Rasputin XII Imperial Stout, and the Green Flash imperial IPA -- choices I could only dream of on Vancouver Island. I felt the prices were generally fair (I can only hope the $12 price tag on Hopsickle IPA is the brewer's fault...).

As another reviewer mentioned, the staff did leave me alone until I solicited some advice. The advice was sound and warmly offered, and resulted in my choosing the Unearthly, which has become one of my favourite beers.

If you need to buy a beer in Vancouver, there is no better store. Highly recommended.

02-02-2010 00:13:54 | More by pnkHoody
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The Brewery Creek Liquor Store in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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