Nano-No-More, Bridge Brewing Company Moves To Microbrewery Status


untitled-9754The Bridge Brewing Company opened their doors in North Vancouver back in July of 2012 as the first nano-brewery in Vancouver. With a 6 hectolitre brewing system the small team started building momentum immediately following their opening. The initial goal was to fill 30 growlers per week which at the time seemed ambitious.

Looking back at the modest beginnings of Bridge Brewing the contrast is staggering. With a steady stream of patrons flowing in and out of the brewery 7 days a week, the team has outgrown their brewing system to the point where doubling their capacity was necessary. The installation of a new, 12 hectolitre brewing system will help the team improve efficiencies and meet the demand for their Pale Ale, IPA and seasonal offerings.

That initial goal of 30 growlers per week is quite laughable given that 80% of current sales are made at the brewery in the form of growler fills. The Bridge Brewing Company started off very small and through organic, tempered growth the team has been able to gain considerable momentum and build a strong brand following in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Brewery founder Jason Stratton and business partner Patrick Doré have built up this fantastic little gem of North Vancouver and the secret is out. People are flocking to North Vancouver’s Bridge Brewing in the hunt for delicious BC craft beer.


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  1. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 7 December, 2013, 17:06

    30 a week is laughable now. I have seen 30 fill in an hour or two on a Friday alone.

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