Courtenay is located mid island on Vancouver Island and is now home to two different breweries one being Gladstone Brewing Company. Gladstone Brewing was the first to open in Courtenay though but is still just under a year old! The brewery is located right downtown Courtenay right on the main drag.
The brewery has a nice sized tasting room but a much bigger patio to enjoy their beer. The tap handles in the tasting room are great as they are all tools that have been turned into tap handles with one exception as it is the Bronze medal award they won for their porter at the Canadian Beer Awards. Like all good breweries they have the correct glassware for all of the styles that they serve in house.
The brewery is located right behind the bar and in plain sight. Its a pretty small brewery and explains why their beer is only available currently in the Courtenay and Cumberland area of the Island. Their beer is a tap only product with growler fills at the brewery. If you don’t live near Courtenay it might be time to take a trip up island.