10 Tips & Tricks for Craft Beer Festival Season

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for, craft beer festival season is back and it’s time to reconnect! Here are some practical tips and tricks for enjoying some hoppy libation with fun, grace and gumption. Festivals are BACK, baby! It’s time to reconnect with friends, get to know new breweries and rediscover some old favourites. … Continued

BC Craft Breweries Launch Beers to Support Ukraine

As the war in Ukraine rages on, many BC craft breweries are responding to an international brewery effort to raise funds for those affected by the war.   The primary effort is led by Lyviv, Ukraine-based Pravda Beer Theatre. Pravda put a call out to breweries around the world asking them to raise money for humanitarian … Continued

Seven Spring Ale-ventures

Spring is here and the sky is blue (most of the time!). Rediscover beautiful BC with some spring activities on the BC Ale Trail. The weather is warmer, the days a little longer, and pops of colour are showing up everywhere you look. Welcome to spring in beautiful British Columbia. Here are some suggestions for … Continued

From Beer to Spirits: 5 Victoria Breweries that Distill

Last year, Victoria author Marianne Scott published The Distilleries of Vancouver Island—a Guided Tour of West Coast Craft and Artisan Spirits. Here she writes about some of those distilleries that are based in breweries in the Greater Victoria area. Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery and Twa Dogs Brewery “Whisky is basically beer—without the hops—and distilled at least … Continued

Kelowna and West Kelowna Tasting Passport

Springtime is beer time! There are more than 15 BC Ale Trail breweries, as well as great pubs and specialty liquor stores spread throughout Kelowna and West Kelowna. Many of them are only a year or two old — so it’s the perfect time to check them out or get reacquainted with one of your … Continued

Rejoice! BC craft beer festivals are back for 2022

Drop what you’re doing and start planning. BC craft beer festivals are back for spring and summer 2022. No, we’re not kidding. If you’ve been thirsting for an opportunity to finally gather with your fellow craft beer lovers again and celebrate everything this resilient industry has to offer, it’s your time to shine. Here are … Continued

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