The Okanagan Fest of Ale Returns Bigger and Better Than Ever

The 24th annual Okanagan Fest of Ale returns to the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre April 12 & 13, featuring more than 200 craft beers and artisanal ciders along with food from 13 different restaurants, live entertainment, education stations and a pop-up liquor store. I have been attending the Fest of Ale annually for several … Continued

What A Year!

As 2019 begins, it’s clear that 2018 was another banner year for craft beer in British Columbia! The craft beer industry continued to grow rapidly in BC: 17 new breweries opened their doors and another five either changed their names or re-opened under new management. Coinciding with that growth, we launched two new ale trails … Continued

Townsite Brewing Wins First Annual Best Brewery Experience Award

Townsite Brewing is the winner of the 1st Annual BC Ale Trail Best Brewery Experience Award. We asked blogger Matt Carter to visit the brewery and describe what makes it so special. Historic Townsite The neighbourhood has a remarkable number of unique features: the longest running movie theatre in Canada, the world’s largest floating breakwater … Continued

BC Craft Beer Month offers alternatives to pumpkin spiced everything

October is not just the month of pumpkin-spiced everything and Thanksgiving: Since 2011 it has been proclaimed BC Craft Beer Month. Beer lovers province-wide enjoy a month brimming over with beer events, perfectly timed to keep their minds off the return of darker, wetter days.   Pull out your favourite sweater, dust off your stylish … Continued

Expedia Names Vancouver Canada’s Best Beer Town

Expedia, the global travel website based in Bellevue, WA, just a little south of the Canadian border, recently named Vancouver, BC, as the Best Beer Town in Canada in a post on its Expedia.ca blog written by Carolyn Albee. Three other BC communities also made the list: Penticton (which placed 2nd), Abbotsford (which placed 6th), and … Continued

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