Author: Joe Wiebe

Sunny Brewery Patios on the BC Ale Trail

The BC Ale Trail invites you to visit these sunny patios at BC Craft Breweries Summer is here and the time is right for sipping craft beer in the sunshine. The good news for beer lovers is that as part of Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, the provincial government has allowed many breweries to … Continued

 Cascadian Beer Podcast: Small Block Brewing

In this episode of the Cascadian Beer Podcast, Aaron visits Small Block Brewing in Duncan, BC. Back in early March, just before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived here in British Columbia, Aaron Johnson visited Vancouver Island. After enjoying Lift Off!, the first night of Victoria Beer Week, Aaron headed Up Island. This episode of the Cascadian Beer … Continued

 Cascadian Beer Podcast: Bright Eye Brewing

In this episode of the Cascadian Beer Podcast, Aaron visits Kamloops, BC. Last fall, the Cascadian Beer Podcaster, Aaron Johnson, travelled to Kamloops, to attend Brewloops 2019. He also built in a visit with Bryan Craig at Bright Eye Brewing, which was just about to open for business. Bright Eye Brewing was founded by friends … Continued

The New Normal at Brewery Tasting Rooms

As the provincial government begins relaxing some of the restrictions around public interaction, some BC craft breweries are re-opening their facilities to allow customers in their tasting rooms once again. Here is a look at what the rules are and what the experience will be like. Phase 2 of British Columbia’s Restart Plan began on … Continued

 Cascadian Beer Podcast: Mount Arrowsmith Brewing & LoveShack Libations

In this episode of the Cascadian Beer Podcast, Aaron visits Parksville Qualicum Beach, BC. Back in early March, just before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived here in British Columbia, Aaron Johnson visited Vancouver Island. After enjoying Lift Off!, the first night of Victoria Beer Week, Aaron headed Up Island. This episode of the Cascadian Beer Podcast … Continued

All Together: BC Breweries Join Worldwide Collaboration to Support the Hospitality Industry

Several craft breweries from British Columbia are participating in the All Together IPA project, which was created by Brooklyn-based Other Half Brewing to support members of the hospitality industry who have lost employment because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Note: The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way we all live and work, and British Columbia’s … Continued

 Cascadian Beer Podcast: Dog Mountain Brewing & Twin City Brewing

In this episode of the Cascadian Beer Podcast, Aaron visits Port Alberni, BC. Note: The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way we all live and work, and British Columbia’s breweries have changed the way they operate to reflect that — temporarily closing their tasting rooms to the public and launching direct delivery services in … Continued

Fresh Spring Beers from the BC Ale Trail

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way we all live and work, but British Columbia’s breweries are continuing to release new and exciting beers for the spring season. While it isn’t appropriate to travel in order to visit these breweries and taste their products right now, hopefully you can find some of these new … Continued

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