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Poll: What is North Vancouver's best brewery? The results are a mixer pack

Shaketown, Wildeye, Bridge and Beere were all strongly backed by beer drinkers locally and farther flung
Unlike the simple pleasure of enjoying a good brew, the results of a recent poll are more complex. | Mike Wakefield / North Shore News files

While the enjoyment of beer is relatively simple to understand, the making of it is not. Chemically speaking, it’s a complex harmony of various players including carbohydrates, proteins and catalysts.

Also complex are the results of our recently completed best-beer-brewed-in-North-Vancouver poll.

At first glance, Shaketown Brewing and Wildeye Brewing appear to have climbed to the top of the froth, with the highest number of votes: 370 each.

But locals have a different palate. Bridge Brewing Company claimed the most cred from people living on the North Shore, with nearly 20 per cent of local votes, followed by Beere Brewing Company with 18 per cent of ballots cast in North or West Vancouver.

Third on the local list was Wildeye Brewing with 16 per cent, then Black Kettle Brewing Company with almost 13 per cent, Shaketown Brewing Company with nearly 11 per cent and La Cerveceria Astilleros with eight per cent of locally cast votes.

In terms of overall results – local and non-local – Beere came in third, then Bridge, Black Kettle, La Cerveceria, House of Funk Brewing, Streetcar Brewing, North Point Brewing Co and Braggot Brewing.

Most voters from farther-flung locations resided elsewhere in the Lower Mainland, followed by Toronto. But results also include votes from Brazil, the United Kingdom, Greece, Tanzania, Thailand, Australia and South Korea.

In the name of the science of online polls, and more importantly beer, cheers to everyone who chimed in.

The North Shore News polled 1,698 North Shore News readers and asked the question: What is the best beer brewed in North Vancouver?

The poll ran from Sept. 20 to Oct. 17, 2023. Of the 1,698 votes, we can determine that 427 are from within the community. The full results are below.

Editor's note: This poll should not be confused with the Reader's Choice vote, which launches in November.

Wildeye Brewing 16.16 % local, 21.79 % total    
Bridge Brewing Company 19.91 % local, 11.78 % total    
Braggot Brewing 0.23 % local, 0.65 % total    
House of Funk Brewing 5.15 % local, 3.65 % total    
Beere Brewing Company 18.03 % local, 19.02 % total    
Shaketown Brewing 10.77 % local, 21.79 % total    
North Point Brewing Co 6.32 % local, 3.42 % total    
La Cerveceria Astilleros 7.96 % local, 6.42 % total    
Streetcar Brewing 2.81 % local, 3.53 % total    
Black Kettle Brewing Company 12.65 % local, 7.95 % total    
  Local   Total

Results are based on an online study of adult North Shore News readers that are located in North Shore. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 2.37%, 19 times out of 20.

North Shore News uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.