- Brewmaster: Conrad Gmoser
- Established: 2013
Brassneck opened in 2013 as part of a wave of new breweries that revitalized Vancouver’s previously slumbering craft beer community. None are more decidedly local than Brassneck, however, because this small brewery does not package its beers — apart from a scarce few cans only available there — and rarely releases kegs to restaurants or taphouses. That means you have to visit in person to taste these exceptional beers. Brewer Conrad Gmoser spent 17 years perfecting his craft at Steamworks Brewpub, and he loves variety so there is always something unique and special to try. Expect pitch-perfect versions of classic beer styles alongside boundary-pushing experimental brews and re-imagined hybrids. No beer lover’s visit to Vancouver is complete without a stop here. Brassneck is one of the best places, if not the best, to drink beer in British Columbia.