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Old 05-29-2008, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default Cruising to Victoria BC, then Juneau Alaska

Some friends and family are taking a 10 day Alaska Cruise in a week.

We have time in Victoria BC. Does anyone have 1st hand experience of a good brewpub in Victoria?

Of course, when in Juneau I have to visit the Alaskan Brewery.

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Old 05-29-2008, 02:33 PM   #2
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You'll be landing at Ogden Point near the harbour in the heart of Victoria so if you want to stay close and not have to go to far here's some stops:

Spinnakers - Great beer on tap and great food, everyone loves Spinnakers (approx 15mins from Ogden Point)

The Canoe Club - Nice atmosphere and close to the water. It's been awhile since I've been, but it's a little more upscale and good food.

Swans - A very intimate pub that's usually packed on a good night, especially when there's a good band playing. I have never had the food there, but the beer was good.

The Sticky Wicket - Classic place to go on a nice sunny day, they have a sweet rooftop patio. Food is usually excellent and great atmosphere.


The first three are brewpubs, where as the fourth is a nice place to get a good beer and eat. I can recommend a lot more, but I don't want to overwhelm you If you plan on traveling outside the core of downtown let me know, I can recommend lots more pubs and restaurants. Juneau is cool as well, though I never did get to go to the brewery . I did however get to see the ice sculpture festival when I was there.

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Old 05-29-2008, 09:27 PM   #3
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Thanx,

Sounds like I'll try Spinakers. I am not going for the food - there is plenty on the ship. The cruise lines never have good beer, the best they have is dos equis.

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+ 1 for spinnakers,

Also try "Christies the carriage house" Something like 100 beers on tap. I am a big fan of the killer bee brown ale. Also while you are there you could visit Vancouver Island breweries. They make a Herman’s dark lager and piper's pale ale very tasty brews! Enjoy your cruise. When you go through discovery passage you will go over a rock that was blown up by the world’s largest non nuclear explosion!

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Old 05-30-2008, 08:53 AM   #5
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Spinnakers has a rich history regarding the North American craft brew movement. It is a must on your trip.

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