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Who Are We?

Opening in July 2015, Callister Brewing has established firm roots in the ever-expanding brewing neighbourhood of Yeast Van. Chris and Diana are the primary owners, brewers, and operators, with just a few awesome front of house staff, running the smallest brewery in Vancouver. You can often find them brewing, serving customers, or even enjoying a beer. Stop by and say hi!

Most of our beer is sold on the 12 constantly rotating taps (including 3 cask engines) in the tasting room. And since we’re so small, you’ll always get the freshest beer possible, but you won’t see us on every retail store shelf. You can usually find some of our beers at High Point on E. Hastings and Legacy Liquor Store in the Olympic Village.

At Callister, you’ll also find cider on tap, along with spirits from Sons of Vancouver and Woods Spirits, available to mix with our craft sodas.

  • Callister Brewing: a mix of European styles, IPAs, sours, and solid traditional beers. Guaranteed a selection!
  • Callister Sodas: the freshest ingredients and unique flavours for adults and kids too! Family-friendly, vegan, and gluten-free.
Callister Park was at the heart of the East Vancouver community and local sporting events. The sports stadium, established in 1921 (originally as Con Jones Park) on Renfrew St. at Oxford (across from the PNE), was home to the Pacific Coast Soccer League, baseball, lacrosse, rodeos, and demolition derby. Chris’ grandfather, Ed Lay, was its caretaker from 1949 to 1970 and lived in a suite beneath the stands with his son (Chris’ father) and wife. Callister Park still exists today as a green space.
Callister Park


Yes, we have a curbside patio! It is partially covered by umbrellas to keep you dry and cool. We are north-facing so we get a nice bit of sun but it’s not too hot in the summer.

We are family-friendly! Anyone under 19 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

We are also dog-friendly but only outside on the patio. If you need a bowl of water for your pup, please just come inside and ask!

We are wheel-chair accessible inside. We are currently working on a solution to make our patio accessible as well.

For food options, we currently have a selection of locally made potato chips (vegan) and cured pepperoni sticks (gluten-free and ethically sourced). We welcome you to order delivery or bring take-out, if you wish.

We offer several gluten-free or non-beer alternatives, including local cider on tap and vodka (Sons of Vancouver) or gin (Woods Spirit Co.) to mix with one of our craft sodas.

We do not offer reservations or tours. However, our brewery is very open-plan and you can check out our entire (tiny) production floor on the way to the bathrooms!

Come Say ‘Hi’

Mon-Fri: 2-9pm
Sat: 1-9pm
Sun: 1-8pm

Open every day of the year, including holidays (except Xmas and New Years).

info@callisterbrewing.com    |    604-569-2739 (BREW)    |    1338 Franklin St., Vancouver, BC