Green Leaf Brewery comes to North Vancouver

Green Leaf Brewery     North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Quay has a new attraction that is getting a lot of attention. This new craft brewery, Green Leaf Brewery, just opened in time for Christmas and represents something very new for Lower Lonsdale.

     Green Leaf Brewery uses a custom designed and built brewery system which maximizes the efficiency of the process by capturing evaporated water which in turn is used again. The process is designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible, meaning that there may be something more to the name of this new brewhouse.

Use of reclaimed materials     Beer selections are still limited but so far Green Leaf offers a cloudy orange Pale Ale that’s available year-round, as well as their seasonal Stout made with chocolate malt. According to the owner, an IPA is coming soon, with the end goal being to have four regular selections and six seasonal beers.

     Construction of the new craft brewery made use of recycled materials and environmentally friendly products to the best of its ability. The bar top itself is made from reclaimed wood, and what was formally a barn and a church was used in much of the construction.

     Green Leaf Brewery represents a niche inside the Lonsdale Quay, where it’s located beside the South entrance. The atmosphere itself is still modest but plans are in place to continue to transform the space into something special, and to take advantage of the gorgeous view of downtown Vancouver.
The owner, Martin Ebadi, wants his brewery to focus on the local community in which it exists and wants to provide a stop off point for regulars in the neighbourhood while working with other local businesses at the Quay.

     The Lonsdale Quay sees thousands of visitors a day, and strives to support local artisans and farmer’s markets, so a craft brewery was the perfect addition to this community hub. Whether you’re visiting the North Shore after a short Seabus ride or you’re a local who frequents the fresh produce vendors at the Quay, stopping off at the Green Leaf Brewery presents the perfect opportunity (or excuse) to sit and grab a pint of fresh local craft beer.

     For more information on Green Leaf Brewery, including store hours and detailed descriptions of their available beer, please visit their website http://www.greenleafbrew.com/.

Green Leaf Brewing Co. in North Vancouver
Photos are courtesy of Green Leaf Brewing Co.'s Facebook Page.