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A date has been revealed for the official opening of CRAFT Beer Market in Victoria, the location formerly occupied by Canoe Brewpub. 

After 19 years of slinging beers and bites to Victorians, Canoe Brewpub served its last pint in October of last year.

This came shortly after the pub was bought out by the popular chain based out of Calgary.

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But the beloved Canoe Brewpub will be remembered fondly over pints in the newest addition to Victoria’s beer scene. 

The Victoria harbour location of CRAFT Beer Market at 450 Swift Street will be the ninth of its name as CRAFT’s parent company celebrates its 11th anniversary this year. 

“There is a lot of Victoria hospitality history in the building,” said Scott Frank, Partner and COO of CRAFT Beer Market. 

“We’re thankful for the initial support the community has given CRAFT and we are looking forward to opening and carrying on the legacy and love that Canoe has had over the years.” 

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Frank added that the building is iconic and he can easily see this becoming CRAFT’s flagship location.

Victoria’s CRAFT will feature 110 taps of ice-cold beer, creative cocktails, covered patio that patrons can comfortably sit year round, a designated bocce ball area, an indoor and outdoor bar and fireplaces to warm your bones in the winter.

Dogs will also be permitted at one of their outdoor patios!

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 “CRAFT is committed to supporting local brewers and beverage producers. About 75% of our tap line-up includes local BC beers, ciders and wines. It’s exciting to be able to share the amazing things being made in our own backyard,” said PJ L’Heureux, Founder and President CRAFT Beer Market.

“We have long been serving Victoria-born beers at many of our locations. We are excited to be a part of the Victoria craft beer community as a producer.”

The restaurant is slated to open its doors to the public on September 26th. 

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