Author: The BC Ale Trail

The First Annual Kootenay Beer Week runs September 10 – 17

Breweries from across the Kootenays are coming together for the first annual Kootenay Beer Week: September 10 – 17, 2022. Various events will take place across the region over the week, offering plenty of opportunities for sampling craft beer and celebrating with great food and music. On September 17, the main event, Kootenay Beer Fest, … Continued

Central Island Tasting Passport

Central Vancouver Island Offers a Bounty of Exceptional Experiences! Throughout October, explore a diverse mix of breweries, distilleries, and tap houses in the Central Vancouver Island region.   From the Cowichan Valley through Nanaimo to Parksville Qualicum Beach, experience spectacular beaches, hiking, mountain biking trails, and coastal paddling, as well as urban activities and an abundance … Continued

Vancouver’s North Shore Tasting Passport

Where the Metropolis Meets BC’s Mighty Outdoors. During November, enjoy a tasting exploration on Vancouver’s North Shore.   Vancouver’s North Shore is the perfect place for outdoor adventures year-round, with easy access to backcountry and jaw-dropping views of the city, sea and mountains. For a tasting adventure, check out the North Shore’s diverse and dynamic community … Continued

The Langley Tasting Passport

Rich in history, urban experiences and fresh craft beer. Langley’s craft beer community has boomed over the past few years. In addition to several excellent breweries, there are beer-focused restaurants and one of North America’s leading brewery training programs at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Explore the Langley Ale Trail during October to taste great beer and … Continued

The Maple Ridge Tasting Passport

Explore Scenic Beauty and Bountiful Craft Beer! Tucked between the Golden Ears Mountains and the Fraser River, Maple Ridge is a scenic, forested community with a remarkable natural beauty — and a bounty of craft breweries. Explore local historic and heritage sites and discover a flourishing bistro and taphouse culture nourished by local farms and … Continued

Cranbrook & Kimberley Tasting Passport

Rockies Exploring with Golden Views and Epic Brews As summer turns to fall in the Kootenays, autumn’s golden larches will entice you to paddle calm waters against the backdrop of golden views, hike trails hugged in amber warmth, drive along windy roads through the caramel-kissed countryside, and sip seasonally-inspired brews. Fill Your Passport to Win! … Continued

Mountain Biking and Craft Beer: Squamish, BC

Ale Trails – Season 1: Episode 2 – Squamish, BC ‘Ale Trails’ is a doc-style mini-series looking at the intersection between mountain biking and local craft breweries, and how both work to support and enhance their community. Join us, as we explore Sea to Sky Country, showcasing beautiful Squamish, and meeting the proud, passionate locals … Continued

The 5th Annual Award for Best Brewery Experience on the BC Ale Trail

BC breweries have built an incredible reputation for their ability to create an amazing experience for visitors — award-winning beers in infinite varieties alongside delicious food, served by proud staff who are the backbone of this warm community. Combined with the unique, modern, classic, and eclectic designs of taprooms across the province, they provide you … Continued

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