Author: Kim Lawton

Hops Among Friends: David Beardsell of Red Collar Brewing

This is the latest instalment in the Hops Among Friends series, which showcases people that make up the craft beer scene on the BC Ale Trail.  My most recent Hops Among Friends interview was with Erin Dale from Barkerville Brewing in Quesnel. At the end of the interview, Erin suggested that I interview David Beardsell … Continued

Ales, Trails, and Waterfalls in the East Kootenays

The natural beauty, incredible vistas, and majestic mountains provide a warm and inviting welcome to Golden and Revelstoke in the East Kootenays. Ready for an adventure, my husband John and I decided it was time to hit the road and discover some of the incredible hidden gems in our own backyard in beautiful British Columbia. … Continued

Hops Among Friends: Paul Hadfield of Spinnakers

In this second feature in the Hops Among Friends series, we talk to a leader and early builder of BC’s dynamic craft beer industry. Paul Hadfield is the owner/publican of Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses in Victoria, Canada’s oldest existing microbrewery and brewpub, which opened in 1984. Spinnakers now also has an artisan vinegar brewery, … Continued

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