Author: Joe Wiebe

Celebrate Kiwanis AleFest At Home with 8 Exclusive Beers

Kiwanis AleFest invites you to celebrate their annual festival at home, with an exclusive 8-pack to help raise money for local charities. Founded in 2015, the Kiwanis AleFest is a volunteer-run fundraiser organized by Kiwanis Prince George as an annual signature event to support local children charities and Ronald McDonald House. It typically takes place … Continued

KPU Student Wins Nancy More Brewing Award

Emily Comeau, a second year student in the Brewing and Brewery Operations program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, has been awarded the first annual Nancy More Award. “It’s really exciting and an honour to receive this award in Nancy More’s name; she’s a trailblazer, a brewing icon, and an amazing person,” said Comeau. “I was drawn … Continued

2020: A Year for Beer Like No Other

Yes, 2020 has been a horrible year in a lot of ways, but we have also demonstrated amazing resilience, generosity and kindness throughout.  I’ve been thinking long and hard about how to approach this end-of-year blog without simply using the clichés about 2020. It’s too easy to label December 31 as the end of the … Continued

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

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

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