In this episode, Aaron visits Ace Brewing in Courtenay, BC.

Breweries can be a strong focal point for any community. Many of them align their name with the characteristics or features of their surroundings. Ace Brewing opened its doors in 2019, and is proud of its vintage aviation theme, reflecting the history of the Comox Valley and Canadian Air Force.

Ace Brewing - BC Ale Trail
Ace Brewings flight paddle resembles an airplane propellor.

Ace Brewing is located in Courtenay, British Columbia, on the traditional, unceded territories of the K’ómoks First Nation.

Ace Brewing - BC Ale Trail
Ace Brewing in Courtenay, BC

Aaron sat down with the head brewer, Dan Lake.

Three things Aaron learned:

  1. Dan was first a geologist before getting into brewing.
  2. Ace Brewing is themed after the community’s ties to the local air force base.
  3. The brewery is located in an old car dealership, which gives it a very unique look and feel.
Ace Brewing Company - BC Ale Trail
Ace Brewing Company in Courtenay, BC

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Ace Brewing Company on the BC Ale Trail
Ace Brewing Company in Courtenay, BC

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