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Welcome To Island Craft

Where we showcase the best of Vancouver Island.


Island Craft is a celebration of our the very best producers of craft beer, cider, spirits, and wine here on Vancouver Island. Local artisans who are using locally sourced ingredients and supporting the local community.

Here at The Strath, we aim to highlight these industry pioneers through festivals, tasting events, and of course by stocking as many local products as possible. Just look for the Island Craft icon in-store and online to ensure that you’re thinking local, and drinking local.

The Strath Liquor Merchants is a local family-owned Vancouver Island business and have been a proud supporter of local craft produce for 20 years. If you have a request for a specific local craft product you’d like to see on our shelf – please shoot us an email at

Monday September 4th On The Rooftop

Tickets and info coming soon.

Past Island Craft Festivals

Our seasonal festivals at The Sticky Wicket just keep getting bigger and better.


As the seasons change, as do the flavours found in our locally-produced beers, ciders, spirits, and wines. Here at Island Craft, we celebrate this change by showcasing some of our favourite producer’s new creations. Take a look below at some of our past lineups, and make sure not to miss the next one!

Local Craft Breweries

From pilsner to pale ale and from stout to sour - we make everything right here.


The craft beer scene here on the island has evolved swiftly over the years. With dozens of new breweries popping up all over Vancouver Island, it's an exciting time for beer fans. But don't forget those who have been with us since the beginning of this crazy ride. Although some have outgrown their craft roots, others are sticking to their origin and continue to make waves in the beer community.

Local Craft Cideries

You can't deny that the cider revolution here on the island.


Cider has taken off big time around the world in the last decade, and here on Vancouver Island we refuse to be left behind. We've got some incredible cider made here in traditional and modern styles with locally grown apples.

Local Craft Distilleries

Get into the island spirit with our incredible award-winning whiskies, gins, and more.


Using locally grown grains, fruits, and event honey - the master distillers of our island home have created some of the most incredible flavours. Creativity is key here as producers strive to make their mark on the industry.