Central City Brewers & Distillers from Surrey have followed in the footsteps of Howe Sound Brewing in opening up a tide house or Pub in the Downtown Core of Vancouver in the Stadium District.
Many Vancouverites will recognize this building as the location of the old and very popular Dix pub. Its nice to finally see that this great space has found a new lease on life!
The pub opened on July 24th, 2015 but I was invited to a preview the day before that was comprised mostly of people from the local beer industry. My memory of the Dix Pub is pretty foggy as I was not a regular there and probably only made it there twice before it was shut down. That was mostly because I was still living out in Surrey when it was running for the most part and didn’t get out to Downtown very often. From what I hear though the space looks quite similar still with upgrades to the bar and some new decor that showcases the Red Racer Brand.
One thing you might have noticed in the photos above is that there is a growler filling station. This will not be available when the pub first opens as there is still some bylaw issues to work out but they will be able to fill your growlers in the not to distant future if all works out. One thing to note is that there will be beer fermenting on site at this pub. Beer will be brewed at the brewery in Surrey and then trucked here to ferment. I will assume that the beer fermented on site will also be the beer that is more often than not served out of the taps at the pub. This almost makes it a full brewpub. They will also be fermenting Sour beer at this location with a decent sized Foudre (Large barrel like fermenter). Both the beer on tap at the pub and the great sample foods that were served have me excited for the newest watering hole in downtown! I look forward to my next visit there. They also look to have some of the best beer prices in Vancouver currently!.
Central City Pub
871 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2M6