What're your favorite beers and ciders from BC? I will be in Vancouver and Ucluelet this weekend, so I'm looking for local brews to check out. Recommendations for a beer store in Vancouver or Nanaimo will also be helpful.
I have previously visited the Granville Island brewery, the Spinnakers wine bar, and Swans brewpub and have enjoyed draft beer from Phillips, Lighthouse, and Driftwood at various spots around Victoria. In bottles, my favorites so far have been Phillips' Black Toque and Driftwood's Naughty Hildegard. One of my more amusing Victoria experiences was buying hard cider in a plastic bottle - that doesn't happen in the US.
For reference, Howe Sound is the only BC microbrew I've seen for sale here in Washington.