Canada’s first certified organic on-farm brewery.
Special Note: Tours are available by appointment from mid-May to October on Fridays and Saturdays only. During the winter, tours are available as weather permits. Call the brewery directly to book a tour.
This brewery was founded in 2001 by two ardently political brewers, Rebecca Kneen and Brian McIsaac, who left busy urban lifestyles in Vancouver behind to create this unique brewery on a ten-acre piece of land located halfway between Kamloops and Salmon Arm. They brew only organic ales, focusing on local and seasonal specialty ingredients, most of which come from their own farm. Their experiences growing their own hops led Rebecca to publish a manual on hop growing, which in turn has helped spark a revival in hop growing throughout British Columbia. The whole operation is sustainable, with the farm’s pigs gobbling up much of the brewery’s by-products, and they have purposefully chosen not to grow beyond the footprint of their farm itself. If that means that it’s not very easy to get your hands on Crannóg’s beers, so be it. Plan your visit well ahead: pre-filled growlers are available for sale from Thursdays to Saturdays only. Check the website to confirm hours or check the current list of where their beer is served throughout BC to try it elsewhere.
Crannóg celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2020.
Some of Crannóg’s brewing equipment was originally part of Canada’s first microbrewery built in Horseshoe Bay, BC, in 1982.
Fancy a flight? Here are some sampler suggestions for Crannóg Ales