Author: Joe Wiebe

Tasting Room 101: How to Be a Considerate Craft Beer Consumer (2020 Fall/Winter Edition)

Don’t be THAT person! Follow the BC Ale Trail’s guide to tasting room etiquette in the new world of physically-distanced craft beer. Craft beer exploration looks a little different in 2020. Current COVID-19 rules recommend that we all “stay local and avoid non-essential travel within B.C.” Nevertheless, tasting rooms are open at breweries throughout the … Continued

 Cascadian Beer Podcast: BNA Brewing

In this episode, Aaron visits BNA Brewing in Kelowna, BC. BNA Brewing is located in a 100-year-old building that was built by the British North American Tobacco Company, which used it to dry tobacco leaves and roll cigars. Later, when fruit became the main agricultural crop in the area, it became a fruit cannery, but … Continued

The 3rd Annual Best Brewery Experience Award

Nominate Your Favourite Brewery for the Best Brewery Experience Award on the BC Ale Trail  Back in 2018, we launched the first annual award for the Best Brewery Experience on the BC Ale Trail, which ultimately went to Townsite Brewing in Powell River. Last year’s winner was Land & Sea Brewing in Comox. Now, it … Continued

Take to the Air For Your Next Beer Tour

Helicopter and floatplane tours offer spectacular views and delicious craft beer. Travelling to visit breweries is always fun, whether it’s by car (with a designated driver of course), by bicycle, or even just walking between tasting rooms in the same neighbourhood. But what about flying in a helicopter or floatplane?! That definitely takes brewery touring … Continued

Askî Oci Saison Celebrates Connections to Indigenous Culture

Askî Oci is a very special brew led by Nadine (Hansen) Jopson, co-creative director/co-owner of Another Beer Co. in New Westminster. This unique brewing project celebrates the brewery’s connections to Indigenous culture and the land. Nadine herself is Cree and the project also involved other Cree and Métis women who are designers and artists to … Continued

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