Author: Monica Frost

Holiday Lights Brewery Crawl

Whether you’re a visitor to BC, or simply making the most of a well-earned staycation, this brewery crawl aims to keep the holiday spirit going! Explore beautiful seasonal light displays followed by stops at a handful of breweries – all accessible by public transportation.   Our journey takes us from historic Gastown in downtown Vancouver … Continued

Kelowna is the next must-do spring destination

Don’t just take our word for it! For this week’s BC Ale Trail blog we caught up with a handful of Kelowna breweries to hear first-hand what’s happening in their vibrant city and what they as locals recommend during a visit this spring. Kelowna, located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley and the largest … Continued

Penticton Beer Run 2019 – What’s new?

The 3rd annual Penticton Beer Run returns June 8th. Growing in popularity each year, the annual event is expecting to attract more than 400 participants from all over the Okanagan and beyond. Last year we went behind the scenes in Will Run for Beer to learn the full story of how the Penticton Beer Run … Continued

Cascadian Beer Podcast: Off the Rail Brewing

In episode 58 of the Cascadian Beer Podcast, Aaron is in the neighbourhood of Vancouver known as “Yeast Van” for his interview with Off the Rail Brewing. Just celebrating its fourth birthday, Off the Rail is a brewery that has been sticking to traditional recipes, yet not afraid to experiment from time to time to … Continued

Hopwired Festival – Crafted to Delight Coffee and Beer Lovers Alike

Hopwired Festival presented by Espressotec and CFOX is back for its second year, returning to the Croatian Cultural Centre in East Vancouver. Infusing handcrafted beer with coffee, Hopwired promises to tantalize your taste buds with an array of collaborations between breweries and coffee roasters from across Canada and beyond while expanding your knowledge with a variety … Continued

Sour Outage is Riot Brewing’s Happy Accident

The most damaging storm in BC Hydro history ripped through southern BC on December 20, with winds of up to 100 km/h battering parts of the province, sending branches and outdoor structures flying, uprooting decades-old trees and leaving 750,000 hydro customers without power. The seaside town of Chemainus, home to Riot Brewing Co was without … Continued

Richmond’s Night at the Museum: BC Ale Trail Edition

The Olympic Experience Museum is turning down the lights, and turning up the music for an adults-only night of craft beer, sports simulations and beer-inspired food at the inaugural Night at the Museum: BC Ale Trail Edition. BC Ale Trail is thrilled to be partnering with the Richmond Olympic Oval (ROX) and Tourism Richmond on Night … Continued

Vancouver Craft Beer Week Prepares to Kickoff!

Vancouver welcomes Western Canada’s biggest celebration of craft beer culture. The ninth annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week, running from May 25 to June 3 is back, better than ever and kicking off with a new event format. VCBW’s signature opening night party and outdoor craft beer festival return along with the addition of citywide events. A … Continued

BC Breweries Win Big at 2018 World Beer Cup

“The BC Craft Brewers Guild and the BC Ale Trail are ecstatic with the unprecedented success of eight of our member breweries who won medals at the World Beer Cup®. With our breweries taking home three gold medals, four silvers and two bronze, these results reinforce a fact that local beer enthusiasts and beer tourists … Continued

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