Canoe Brewpub is called the next generation of Victoria’s craft beer according to a new list of best beer cities. (Canoe Brewpub)

Victoria finishes seventh on list of best beer cities

City comes after Portland, Rome, Berlin and Shanghai

Victoria has one more claim to fame to add to the list along with the likes of horse-drawn carriage tours or grand hotels — beer.

CNN has named Victoria seventh on their list of the 15 best beer cities around the world; coming after Portland — taking the top spot — Shanghai, Berlin and Rome.

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According to the list, the “beer revolution” came early to the Island, with Victoria’s first brewpub opening in 1984 and the number of breweries or beer-focused outlets continuing to grow since then.

The list, posted on Friday, names Swans Brewery as one of the pioneers of B.C.’s craft beer scene, along with Canoe Brewpub.

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Hoyne, the love child of the former brew-master at Swans and co-founder of Canoe, is called the next generation of Victoria’s craft beer, and Driftwood Beer is mentioned for their “inventive beers” such as Raised by Wolves IPA which makes use of juicy Ekuanot hops and wild yeast.



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