Cascadian Beer Podcast: Mount Arrowsmith Brewing & LoveShack Libations

In this episode of the Cascadian Beer Podcast, Aaron visits Parksville Qualicum Beach, BC. Back in early March, just before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived here in British Columbia, Aaron Johnson visited Vancouver Island. After enjoying Lift Off!, the first night of Victoria Beer Week, Aaron headed Up Island. This episode of the Cascadian Beer Podcast … Continued

 Cascadian Beer Podcast: Dog Mountain Brewing & Twin City Brewing

In this episode of the Cascadian Beer Podcast, Aaron visits Port Alberni, BC. Note: The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way we all live and work, and British Columbia’s breweries have changed the way they operate to reflect that — temporarily closing their tasting rooms to the public and launching direct delivery services in … Continued

Land & Sea Brewing Wins 2019 “Best Brewery Experience” Award

Stepping foot inside Land & Sea Brewing is like stepping into a west coast-inspired oasis where, instead of water, the reward is exceptional craft beer. “What you see is what you get.” Located in Comox on the Vancouver Island Part II Ale Trail, the bright, open tasting room (with a capacity of 72, plus staff) brings … Continued

KPU’s Brewing School Wins Brewery of the Year at 10th Annual BC Beer Awards

The 10th Annual BC Beer Awards were announced on October 19, 2019 in Vancouver, BC. Awards were given in 31 beer-style categories during the ceremony held at the Croatian Cultural Centre. This was the largest competition to date with 1200 entries from 121 breweries around British Columbia. The big winner of the night was actually … Continued

BC Craft Beer Month 2019 features special events all month long

This October brings with it the 2019 edition of BC Craft Beer Month, giving beer lovers 30 full days of special events to celebrate the province’s ever-growing craft beer scene. New releases, tastings, tap takeovers, beer dinners, and so much more will be hosted throughout BC this month. BC Craft Beer Month 2019 October was … Continued

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

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