Visit the top Kootenay breweries

Our region is home to some amazing local breweries - here are a few of our top choices

Visitors enjoying beer on tap at Mt. Begbie Brewing Co. in Revelstoke. 

Kirsten Armleder photo

Visitors enjoying beer on tap at Mt. Begbie Brewing Co. in Revelstoke. — Kirsten Armleder photo

When visiting a Kootenay community, it's always fun to sample the locally made food and drink. Breweries are especially popular in our region, with most of them offering tours and tasting opportunities. Here are some of the top Kootenay breweries to check out:

Mt. Begbie Brewing Co., Revelstoke

Tracey and Bart Larson have won awards for their Revelstoke brewery, and take pride in embracing the science and artistry that comes with creating the perfect beer.

To learn more about Mt. Begbie Brewing Co., check out this article.

Columbia Brewery, Creston

This larger brewery, owned by Labatt's Canada, is where the famous Kokanee beer is made - but it also produces other favourites, such as Alexander Keith's, Keith's Red and Busch.

To learn more about Columbia Brewery, check out this article.

Fernie Brewing Company

Fernie Brewing Company has grown in leaps and bounds, expanding its product range and facility dramatically over the past 13 years. 

To learn more about Fernie Brewing Company, check out this article.

Nelson Brewing Company

This eco-friendly brewery creates certified organic beer, in addition to a number of other tantalizing varieties.

To learn more about Nelson Brewing Company, check out this article.

Torchlight Brewing Company, Nelson

A nano-brewery in Nelson, Torchlight Brewing Company has produced a range of craft beers with natural ingredients and environmentally conscious processes.

To learn more about Torchlight Brewing Company, check out this article.

Arrowhead Brewing Company, Invermere

Making craft beer with mountain spring water and other top-quality ingredients, Shawn and Leanne Tegart have embraced success since opening Arrowhead Brewing Company.

To learn more about Arrowhead Brewing Company, check out this article.

Rossland Beer Company

The former owners of Trail Brewing, Ryan Arnaud and Petri Raito, moved to Rossland and started a new venture known as Rossland Beer Company. It has been very popular, with selections such as Paydirt Pale Ale, Helter Smelter Amber Ale and 7 Summits Milk Stout.

To learn more about Rossland Beer Company, check out this article.


Danielle Cameron

Danielle Cameron is a writer and web editor for several publications and has been practising as a Certified Herbal Practitioner since 2005. View all of Danielle Cameron’s articles

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