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

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

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