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Brewing Enthusiasts: Your Craft Brewery Adventure on Vancouver Island Awaits!

Immerse in the rich tapestry of local brews crafted by passionate artisans on the pristine shores of Vancouver Island. Set against the backdrop of Parksville's natural splendor, Beach Acres Resort is your sanctuary for both relaxation and beer exploration. Allow this blog post to act as a guided craft beer journey through Vancouver Island's top breweries. Discover local flavors, brewery tours, and the finest beers in Parksville.

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The Heartbeat of Vancouver Island's Craft Breweries

Parksville and surrounding areas present a thriving hotspot within the vibrant craft beer landscape of Vancouver Island. A community steeped in the art of brewing, here, every pint is a homage to tradition and innovation.

Fern & Cedar: A Community Haven in Qualicum Beach

Fern & Cedar is where small-batch brewing meets vibrant community life. With a brewpub designed as a community haven in downtown Qualicum Beach, their sunny patio and open-air interior become the gathering place for both locals and travelers. Relish in a fresh, inclusive food menu paired wonderfully with an array of craft beers.

Visit their taproom seven days a week from 11:30 AM to 10 PM (Sunday to Wednesday) and from 11:30 AM to 11 PM (Thursday to Saturday). The kitchen serves up local delights from 11:30 AM to 8 PM (Sunday to Wednesday) and until 9 PM (Thursday to Saturday).

Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company: West-Coast Vibes

At Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company, experience the coziness of their west-coast-themed tasting room. Enjoy a flight or a pint at picnic tables under the sun or in the shade of their spacious tent. Exclusive limited-release beers are available alongside their delightful core offerings.

Fill a Grumbler or Growler and savor their craft, Sunday to Wednesday from 11:30 AM to 8 PM, or Thursday to Saturday between 11:30 AM and 10 PM.

LoveShack Libations: Small-Batch Brews Crafted with Love

Qualicum Beach's LoveShack Libations started from a quaint 12' x 16' shack that embodies the notion that abundance of love can flourish in small spaces. Dave Paul's nano-brewery showcases his mastery in hand-crafted, bottle-conditioned beer with a lineup that includes four staples and rotating seasonal creations. Commended with a Bronze at the 2018 BC Beer Awards, their space is a testament to the love infused in every batch.

Rusted Rake Brewing: Farm-to-Tap Excellence in Nanoose Bay

Nanoose Bay's Rusted Rake Brewing offers more than just artisanal beer—it's about the soul-enriching experience of farm-to-tap delight. Here, they grow their barley and combine it with a passion for brewing and gourmet local fare.

Join them Wednesday to Saturday from 11:30 AM to 9 PM, continue the experience on Sunday from 9 AM to 9 PM, and on Monday from 11:30 AM to 9 PM. Please note they are closed on Tuesday.

Brewery Tours: Your Passport to Beer Artistry

Step off the beaten path and into the heart of Vancouver Island's brewing magic. Guided brewery tours give you a first-hand look at the passion and craftsmanship that fills every bottle and draught.

Behind the Scenes at Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company

Dive into the intricate world of beer craft with a guided tour at the Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company. Alongside their cozy tasting room experience, where you can indulge in tasting flights and growler fills, their enlightening tours will enthrall you with the passion that goes into each pint. Immerse yourself in their beer-making process and connect with the essence of local Parksville craftsmanship.

Exploring Other Breweries

While formal tours may not be a fixture at Love Shack Libations, the intimate nature of their taproom environment presents a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the brewing process and their dedicated brewer. Visit their taproom during the designated hours to enjoy a flavorful pint and indulge in the heartwarming tales that brought Love Shack Libations to life.

At Fern and Cedar, immerse yourself in the local craft beer culture without leaving the comfort of their welcoming pub. The taproom beckons you to explore an ever-changing selection of craft beers. Though a traditional tour may not be on the menu, the open-air atmosphere and community interaction provide a narrative of their craft through every sip.

Experience the farm-to-tap philosophy in action with a visit to Rusted Rake Brewing. While enjoying their handcrafted beers, you're likely to gain insights into how they translate their homegrown barley into delectable brews. A visit to Rusted Rake is more than a tasting — it's an encounter with the heart of agricultural brewing.

Savor the Flavor: Parksville's Culinary Scene Meets Local Beer

Our local craft breweries create the perfect complements to the mouthwatering culinary scene in Parksville. Discover beer pairings that enhance flavors and showcase the best in local produce and cooking expertise.

Fresh Finds and Perfect Pints

From ocean-fresh seafood to locally foraged ingredients, recommended pairings turn meals into unforgettable gastronomic adventures, perfectly accompanied by your new favorite craft beers.
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Make Beach Acres Resort Your Craft Beer Haven

After a day of beer tasting and flavor discoveries, return home to Beach Acres Resort. Retreat to your seaside hideaway and reminisce over the day's adventures with a cold craft beer from the day’s haul on your private patio, against the soothing soundtrack of the Pacific Ocean.

A Seamless Blend of Comfort and Craft

At Beach Acres Resort, we offer the relaxing respite you need with the adventure you crave. Stay with us, and create your personalized itinerary of brewery tours, beer tasting, and epicurean delight on Vancouver Island's majestic coast.

Explore, taste, and indulge in the craft beer nirvana that Vancouver Island's breweries proudly present. Book your getaway at Beach Acres Resort and raise a glass to the unparalleled joys of hops, malt, and the natural beauty that surrounds you.

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