About Terminal City Brewing
Terminal City Brewing is Vancouver’s premier Brew-On Premise(s) establishment.
We first opened our doors as West Coast U Brew on May 10, 1993, and have since provided the best products and services available in the on-premise brewing market, from our unique in-house beer recipes to some of Canada’s premium wines.
The Terminal City Brewing Crew
Bryn Hughes, a long-time customer, purchased Terminal City Brewing from the previous owner in 2019.
Trevor, Josh, Ben, and Vincent make up the team. Josh and Vincent, our Head and Assistant Brewers, create the amazing all-grain beers that we’ve become known for. Trevor, our longest-term employee, keeps everything operating smoothly. Ben leads the wine side of our business, making sure every batch comes out consistently perfect.
Collectively, the team brings together more than 50 years of experience. We believe, by far, that our brews can compete with any beer on the market and beat them. We make beers from easy slurping baseball beer to heavy dark stouts. We specialize in quality beer that we know you’ll love.
On the beer side, we have a 300,000 BTU steam boiler that cranks out enough steam to heat our mash tun and 5bbl brew kettle.
The beautiful thing about steam is its efficiency. Indirect heating in the steam kettles prevents burning and overcooking. Our temperature-controlled rooms are at the optimum temp for fermentation and conditioning. We also have 2 free bottle sanitizers that will help you move through the system quickly. Our stainless beer bottling table has 4 stations with plenty of room for your helpers to cap and put away your beers.
For wine, we have a dedicated fermentation room kept at a steady temperature to keep the yeast happy. We have professional filtration and measuring equipment to make sure your wine is perfectly cared for at every step of its life from fermentation to bottling. Our pneumatic wine pumps and corking machines make bottling a breeze.
Overall our near 5000 sq ft of space has plenty of free parking in the back and a great loading bay in the front for (un)loading all your bottles.
We love our all-grain full mash brews.
Unlike many other U-Brew facilities, we use no extracts in our products. No kits, no syrups, just freshly milled malted barley from Canada, Germany and the UK. Our unique brewing system allows us to customize each batch with specialty grain and hops chosen specifically for each beer being made. We can adjust wort to match your taste and can easily add your own specialty ingredients – like it says on our window, it’s As Craft As It Gets!