Jim Lanzo opened the Burnaby Brewing Company in 1992 with the intention of bringing a high-quality U-Brew experience to North Burnaby. A second floor was commissioned within the same year to be built to house a wine making and bottling facility. By 1993 the Winery was up and running.
After years of brewing extract beers the company felt it was important to bring a higher standard of U-Brewing experience to their customers and purchased the equipment necessary to begin brewing All-Grain beers. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Then and now customers and brewing staff alike are excited to experiment by adapting recipes to develop their own specialty beers while also mastering their favourites.
The winery is busy as ever. Our customers continually rave about our quality and selection of wine and beer. Elke Kloster, previous manager and wine specialist, has developed her own blends; Burnaby Brewing Exotica and Burnaby Brewing Exotica White. Both of these wines have quickly become staff and customer favourites and are our top sellers. The winery has acquired new filling equipment that has made bottling wine even easier and more enjoyable.
Burnaby Brewing is where you brew your best regardless of whether you choose to brew All Grain beer, Extract beer, house and premium wines.