Every great neighbourhood needs a public house, and Biercraft delivers that and a whole lot more. With more than 120 craft beers in stock, and 32 beers on tap, the craft revolution is amply represented here. Biercraft has a special emphasis on Belgian beers, but strong representation from local brews. Meanwhile, the menu is also excellent, serving up fresh and local fare over weekend brunch (solid classics like eggs benny, waffles, pancakes), lunch (homemade burgers, soups, pulled pork sandwiches and their signature mussels), and dinner, which features a French-inspired bistro menu. (There’s also a tapas menu to complement the extensive beer offering.) The wine list is incredible, too, with sommelier Mark Taylor curating the vintages.
Every Biercraft location is different, and this one is expressly designed for Wesbrook Village, with a nice big patio facing Norman Mackenzie square, and plenty of room at the bar, as well as a 55-seat dining room. It even has its own logo totem: the bison, a signature of this location.
With over 50 years of restaurant experience between them, Dean Mallel and Don Farion opened Incendio, their first restaurant together, in 1996. Offering Vancouverites delicious hand made brick oven pizza and fresh pasta at a reasonable price, the Gastown location was followed by Kitsilano’s Incendio West in October of 2001.
With the success of the Incendio restaurants, Dean and Don decided to share their love and passion for Belgian and craft beer and opened the first BierCraft location on Commercial Drive in June of 2005 – BierCraft Tap and Tapas. They quickly built a reputation as the place to find a great meal whilst enjoying beers from around the world, served with the care and attention they deserve. Seeing an opportunity to establish themselves in another great Vancouver neighbourhood, BierCraft Bistro was opened on Cambie Street in May of 2009. Expanding upon the tapas menu, BierCraft Bistro offers a menu featuring appetizers, main courses and desserts using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients, allowing them to maintain great quality at an exceptional value.
Dean and Don’s passion for quality food and beer continue to drive them to improve and expand upon an already well established restaurant concept. They look forward to seeing you at any or all of the BierCraft locations.