Storm Brewing Ltd.
Brewmaster and owner James Walton has deliberately kept Storm small since he started brewing in 1994. The brewery and storefront in East Van can be found in a neighborhood in transition, giving it plenty of hipster cred—though with its bold, graffiti-clad facade, it doesn't really need it. You can go with a Mainstay brew or a Brainstorm, creations that are rotated weekly, like Pineapple Upside Down Cake Ale. Come in for a tour and as many as six samples, but note that Storm Brewing is not a tasting room or pub.