Yaletown Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 10
Beer Ratings: 84
Beer Avg: 3.71
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
4.14/5 rDev +10.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$$
This was the second brewery I went to in Vancouver after going to Steamworks the previous night.
Yaletown is a cool area, the red brick in the front of the establishment is cool touch. I'm sure the place is pretty old. There are tons of people inside and we do have to wait a few minutes for a table on a Thursday night. Seems like most of the people here are 30-40 years old, so the atmosphere is more geared towards wealthy adults. Definitely not a super cool atmosphere although the location seemed pretty cool.
Once we got a table the service was great. Tons of food to choose from. They had a cask Pale Ale open that night which I opted for. It was pretty good. There was a ton of food to choose fro, and although it was a bit expensive, it was all very good. I think I would prefer this to Steamworks.
08-20-2013 18:47:05 | More by andy_c
4.4/5 rDev +17.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
After visiting Granville Island and Dockside, YBC was strongly recommended by a local bartender. We stopped in and finally found some nice, very flavorful beers. The Oud Bruin was the specialty and delicious. As a result we came back the next night and had dinner with a group of 7.
Dinner was very good, all the beers we tried were very well done and stood out from our previous two brewery visits.
The staff was very knowledgeable about the beers and the styles they were derived from.
YBC is a "must-visit" in Vancouver for high-quality beer, food and service.
02-09-2011 15:42:47 | More by TreeTopFlyer
4.26/5 rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
a very nice brewpub. Decor is pseudo-industrial - the light fixtures are beer kegs, and the actual brewery is visible through a glass wall at the end of the bar. It's exceptionally clean, and it's in a great neighbourhood.
There's a selection of 6 or 7 regular beers and one seasonal beer. Every thursday is 'cask night.'
Service is quick, though I didn't have any food.
The beers are definitely beer-geek material; no pandering there. The Cascadia dark that I had was a no-punches-pulled hop bomb. Clearly, the brewers are passionate about beer, and aren't going for the lowest common denominator.
It is, however, on the pricy side (As are most Yaletown establishments)
10-28-2010 20:06:04 | More by prosper
3.73/5 rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
After getting off the water taxi from Granville Island, my wife and I walked around Yaletown for a while. We popped into YBC for a quick beer to rest our feet. Atmosphere was good. This is a huge place, with a large bar and dining area, plus two sides of outdoor seating overlooking the street, which is where we chose to sit. Ordered a round of beers from the bar, and even though there were three bartenders and just us, no one really jumped to help us. There were probably about 10 beers on tap and an IPA on cask. I got the Hills Special Wheat and my wife had the Raspberry Wheat, and both were quite nice. Prices for beers seemed on the high side. A session here could add up, so we had one and moved on. Side note: one of the TVs in the bar area was showing NESN and the live Red Sox game.
07-07-2010 22:52:00 | More by morebeergood
Yaletown Brewing Co. in Vancouver, BC, Canada
86 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.