The Okanagan Fest of Ale Returns Bigger and Better Than Ever

The 24th annual Okanagan Fest of Ale returns to the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre April 12 & 13, featuring more than 200 craft beers and artisanal ciders along with food from 13 different restaurants, live entertainment, education stations and a pop-up liquor store. I have been attending the Fest of Ale annually for several … Continued

 Podcast: Wheelhouse Brewing

I’m either at the end of the road or the beginning of it, depending on how you look at it. Prince Rupert, British Columbia is on the Pacific Coast of Highway 16 in the northern part of the province. Here, a small local brewery has been winning awards for the past few years and yet … Continued

The History of BC Craft Beer — Part 3

This blog post picks up where we left off in “The History of BC Craft Beer — Part 2.” Following its humble beginning at the Horseshoe Bay Brewery in 1982, the craft beer industry in British Columbia grew slowly and steadily over the next three decades. It enjoyed a mini-boom in the 1990s, and then … Continued

What A Year!

As 2019 begins, it’s clear that 2018 was another banner year for craft beer in British Columbia! The craft beer industry continued to grow rapidly in BC: 17 new breweries opened their doors and another five either changed their names or re-opened under new management. Coinciding with that growth, we launched two new ale trails … Continued

‘Tis the Season for Holiday-Themed Beers

As the holiday season approaches, several craft breweries in British Columbia have brewed up something special. Some create holiday-themed beers that are often a little darker and stronger, making them well suited for the colder, darker days of winter. Another popular option is a gift pack combining special beers with other items that will please … Continued

New Vancouver Island Ale Trail Features 14 Breweries from Duncan to Courtenay

The BC Ale Trail has launched the new Vancouver Island Ale Trail, featuring 14 craft breweries showcased in two separate itineraries, following the addition of new ale trails in Northern BC, Richmond and the Kamloops-Shuswap-Vernon region over the past few months. When joined together with the Victoria Ale Trail, beer lovers can explore 24 different … Continued

Follow us on social media!