Feature Stories

 

Running for the kids: Steel & Oak Beer Run returns to New West

Representatives from Steel & Oak Brewing and KidSport New West with a presentation cheque for funds raised in 2023
“The S&O Beer Run raised more than $2,000 for KidSport New West in 2023 and hopes to raise even more in 2024” (photo: Steel & Oak Brewing Co.)

“Following the resounding success of last year’s inaugural 5-kilometre race, Steel & Oak Brewing Co. has announced the return of the S&O Beer Run. The family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Queen’s Park.

This year’s S&O Beer Run will once again support KidSport New West, which provides grants to help cover the costs of registration fees so all kids aged 18 and under in New West can play a season of sport.”

Read the full article


Dine Around Delta whets your appetite for food discoveries

Vancouver is Awesome • February 22

a trio of different tacos at Four Winds Brewing Company in Delta, BC
Tacos from Four Winds Brewing Co – one of this year’s participants in Dine Around Delta (photo: Four Winds Brewing Co)

“Local restaurants and brew pubs are banding together to entice you to explore just how many delicious food and drink offerings there are in Ladner, Tsawwassen and North Delta.

From Feb. 23 to March 10, they will be offering special prix-fixe menus from $15 to $45 as part of Dine Around Delta.”

Four Winds Brewing Co and Barnside Brewing are participating this year.

Read the full article


21 Best Day Trips from Vancouver in 2024 (By a Local)

Travel Lemming • January 1

Two women walking along the pier at the Shipyards District on Vancouver's North Shore

“No matter the season or what you’re looking for in your day trip, there is a destination for you on this list.

The North Shore Ale Trail is a must for craft beer aficionados. ”

Read the full article


February 2024

KPU students release Czech-style dark lager

Langley Advance Times • February 21
Read the full article

Sidney brewery to operate food truck on 7 days this year

Oak Bay News • February 20
Read the full article

4 can’t-miss food events happening in Vancouver this week: February 19 to 25

Daily Hive • February 19
Read the full article

Campbell River’s North Island Craft Beer Festival pours pints for charity

Campbell River Mirror • February 18
Read the full article

 

Beer column: Frozen hops the key to Backcountry Brewing’s latest creation

Kamloops Now • February 17
Read the full article

 

Best friends and beer brew successful Kelowna business

Kelowna Capital News • February 17
Read the full article

 

Victoria Beer Week returns with 9 days of events next month

Daily Hive • February 14
Read the full article

 

Raise a glass while raising funds at Williams Lake Craft Beer Fest

The Williams Lake Tribune • February 12
Read the full article
Read more here

 

Beer column: Urge spring to arrive with this unique and Moody sour

Kamloops Now • February 10
Read the full article

 

Federal taxes hurting B.C. wineries and craft brewers

Castanet • February 8
Read the full article

 

Twin City Brewing moving into historic Port Alberni train station

Alberni Valley News • February 7
Read the full article

 

Proposed beer tax hike brews trouble for barley and brewing industry

Troy Media • February 7
Read the full article

 

Popular Vancouver ‘outdoor culinary event’ featuring beer and meat returns in 2024

Vancouver is Awesome • February 6
Read the full article

 

Pick up a passport for the North of the Fraser Trail ale tour

Tricity News • February 6
Read the full article

 

Hello Okanagan: Wineries & Breweries

Castanet • February 4
Watch the episode

 

Beer column: This East Coast IPA collab is for the dogs (pugs specifically)

Kamloops Now • February 3
Read the full article

 

Vancouver’s beloved taco restaurant to host two brewery dinners

Curiocity • February 2
Read the full article

 

7 can’t-miss food events happening in Vancouver this February

Daily Hive • February 1
Read the full article

 

January 2024

B.C. family farms dating back generations embrace a very modern pivot: beer

The Globe and Mail • January 29
Read the full article

 

New Vernon brew pub owner crafts community engagement

Vernon Morning Star • January 28
Read the full article

 

Beer column: A story about seasonals from Whistler (Pt. 1 – Chestnut Ale)

Kamloops Now • January 27
Read the full article

 

Global BC Curious Minds: Making beer at KPU’s Brew Lab

Global News • January 22
Watch the full segment

 

My Drynuary: ‘January presents the perfect opportunity for sober-curious consumers to explore the fantastic array of non-alc products out there’

Beverage Daily • January 17
Read the full article

 

This charming BC town has outdoor adventure, a great food scene, and a relaxing laid-back vibe

Curiocity • January 17
Read the full article

 

Brewery seats in Port Coquitlam tasting rooms hop to 75

TriCity News • January 24
Read the full article

 

Main St. Brewing Debuts New ‘Everyday IPA’ collab with Beer Babes Family™

Scout Magazine • January 23
Read the full article

 

Beer Brief, Vol. 70

Scout Magazine • January 22
Read the full article

 

Beer column: A Tackle Box you can use (drink) year round

Kamloops Now • January 20
Read the full article

 

‘Pretty scary day’: Pandemic loan repayment deadline hits B.C. businesses

Global News • January 19
Read the article and watch the clip

 

Summerland rescue hosting Valentine’s Day Event with Highway 97 Brewing

Castanet • January 19
Read the full article

 

8 Can’t-Miss Breweries in British Columbia: Taking the Northwest BC Ale Trail from Prince George to Prince Rupert

We Explore • Canada January 16
Read the full article

 

Here’s how to spend an unforgettable winter week in Penticton

Daily Hive • January 15
Read the full article

 

Beer column: Who the Fuggles says these are summer beers?

Victoria Now • January 13
Read the full article

 

North Vancouver brewery invites community to open house on Jan 13

North Shore Daily Post • January 11
Read the full article

 

Riot Brewing Co. closure a product of the times

Cowichan Valley Citizen • January 10
Read the full article

 

The Long Weekend: Castlegar, British Columbia

Bike Mag • January 10
Read the full article

 

Wine Guy: Introducing stoic B.C. stouts

The Province • January 10
Read the full article

 

Dine Around British Columbia 2024 takes your taste buds on a provincial tour

The Georgia Straight • January 8
Read the full article

 

‘Dine Around’ to get delicious deals at 11 restaurants in Kamloops

Kamloops Now • January 8
Read the full article

 

4 Victoria-made non-alcoholic drink options to get through dry January and February

Victoria Buzz • January 8
Read the full article

 

Domestic beer still tops in B.C. alcohol sales

Global News • January 5
Read the full article

 

BIV: Wine overtook beer as B.C.’s preferred drink, December job numbers

Global News • January 5
Watch the segment

 

Mark Your Calendar: Here’s when and where to catch Brewhalla beer and music festival 2024

The Georgia Straight • January 5
Read the full article

 

Poll: Do you prefer wine or beer?

Castanet • January 4
Read the full article

 

Reflecting on 2023, and toasting to what’s new for Vancouver Island breweries in 2024

Monday Magazine • January 3
Read the full article

 

What’s Going On with the BC Craft Beer Industry?

Scout Magazine (Podcast) • January 3
Listen to the podcast

 

December, 2023

Penticton breweries ‘Do Good,’ present local SPCA with close to $4k

Today in BC • December 30
Read the full article

 

Persephone Brewing enters its second decade, focusing on people, planet and profits—in that order

Castanet • December 30
Read the full article

 

Beer column: Wrapping up 2023 with an ode to one of BC’s most iconic craft beers

Kelowna Now • December 30
Read the full article

 

BC wine and beer suggestions for your New Year’s Eve celebration

The Georgia Straight • December 28
Read the full article

 

This Port Moody event will let you sample dozens of beers from across BC

TriCity News • December 28
Read the full article

 

Beer column: These Field House creations are perfect for the shortest days of the year

Victoria Now • December 23
Read the full article

 

A new brewery is getting ready to open in Port Moody

TriCity News • December 19
Read the full article

 

Win prizes from Kelowna’s Kettle River Brewing for staying dry in the new year

Today in BC • December 16
Read the full article

 

‘A decade of suds’: Victoria Beer Week sends save-the-date for local brewery fanatics

Victoria Buzz • December 15
Read the full article

 

The Museum of Vancouver’s “Home Brew” examines our hoppy history

The Georgia Straight • December 14
Read the full article

 

BC won’t follow Ontario’s footsteps to bring booze into convenience stores

Global News • December 14
Read the full article

 

A look at alcohol sales rules by province across the country

City News Everywhere • December 14
Read the full article

 

Popular Penticton beer festival gives back to local charities

Castanet • December 13
Read the full article

 

Surrey’s new Wayback craft brewery could be the first of more to come

Surrey Now-Leader • December 13
Read the full article

 

Victoria-based brewery crafts new beer to benefit Vancouver Island marmots

CHEK News • December 12
Read the full article

 

MONZO Pilsner and Burger Giveaway

Miss 604 • December 12
Read the full article

 

BC’s best holiday-themed craft beers

The Georgia StraightDecember 10
Read the full article

 

BC brewery brings back 3 medals from Canada Beer Cup

The Chilliwack Progress • December 9
Read the full article

 

Exclaim! Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Canadian Craft Beer of 2023

Exclaim • December 8
Read the full article

 

‘Getting hit’: BC craft brewers raising alarm about rising costs, closing doors

Global News • December 7
Read the full article

 

Sweeping changes: how the Comox Valley Curling Club is attracting a younger crowd

(hint: craft beer is part of the equation!)
Comox Valley Record • December 6
Read the full article

 

Burnaby Craft Brewery Announces Heartfelt Closure Shocking the Community

Noms Magazine • December 3
Read the full story

 

Penticton’s Fest of Ale offering early bird ticket pricing now

Castanet • December 2
Read the full article

 

Unwrap the spirit with delicious local beers

Monday Magazine • December 1
Read the full article

November, 2023

Yellow Dog Brewing wins prestigious Giving Hearts award for long time support of the BC SPCA

BC SPCA • November 30
Read the full article

 

The Flying Brewer of Hornby Island

Montecristo Magazine
Read the full article

 

Female-owned and operated brewery opens in Kelowna, B.C.

Global NewsNovember 30
Read the full article

 

‘It’s not too late’: South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings calls for loan repayment help for small businesses

Castanet • November 30
Read the full article

 

COVID loan repayments a brewing crisis for B.C. craft beer sector, industry warns

Global News • November 28
Read the full article

 

Success pours into Ucluelet brewery at BC Beer Awards

Tofino-Ucluelet Weseterly News November 28
Read the full article

 

Wayback Brewing Co. is bringing retro vibes and good beer to Surrey

Daily Hive • November 28
Read the full article

 

Backcountry Brewing and Protect Our Winters Canada Releasing Collaborative Pale Ale

Canadian Beer News • November 28
Read the full article

 

Hazy outlook for craft breweries on Vancouver Island

check News • November 27
Read the full article

 

The Exploration Place – Build a northern BC beer advent calendar

Prince George Daily News • November 25
Read the full article

Trouble brewing? Canadian beermakers forsee closures amid economic challenges

CBC News • November 25
Read the full article

 

Beer Column: The more it rains, the cheaper the beer at this coastal BC brewery

Victoria Now November 25
Read the full article

 

‘We aren’t completely sure’: Award-winning East Van brewery closing taproom, but not the whole business

Vancouver is Awesome • November 21
Read the full article

 

The 5 Dads Go Wild to Visit Sooke, BC for Strom Season

The Coastland Times • November 21
Read the full article

 

29 Awesome things to do in Squamish

Must Do Canada
Read the full article

 

Barnside Brewing wins Best Brewery Experience Award

Foodgressing • November 10
Read the full article

 

Exploration Place showcasing science of brewing at BC Ale Trail event

My Prince George Now • November 10
Read the full article

 

Build a beer advent calendar with Orgins Kitchen

CKPG Today • November 10
Read the full article

 

Sips, SUP and Away in Squamish

BC Living • November 9
Read the full article

 

East Vancouver brewery listed for sale as owners call for change to B.C.’s ‘archaic’ liquor regulations

CTV News • November 7
Read the full article

 

This small town brewery in BC is home to Canada’s best beer of 2023

Curiocity • November 7
Read the full article

 

Brews News: Small, BC brewer proves mighty, winning best beer prize

The London Free Press • November 4
Read the full article

 

September, 2023

Cranbrook, BC beer festival shines spotlight on Kootenay breweries

CBC • September 23
Read the full article

Follow us on social media!