Arts and Craft Beer on Vancouver’s Eastside Culture Crawl

Vancouver, the newest member of the BC Ale Trail, is about to host the 21st annual Eastside Culture Crawl. This four-day visual-arts festival, running Nov. 16-19 and featuring more than 500 artists across 80 buildings in Vancouver’s Eastside, is not to be missed if you’re in town and a fan of both the arts and craft … Continued

Gibsons’ booming craft beer scene welcomes third brewery

This summer, The 101 Brewhouse and Distillery, opened in Gibsons — the third brewery to do so. That means that the Sunshine Coast town, population 4,605, almost certainly has the most breweries per capita in B.C. And although three breweries seems like a lot for such a small town, each operation — The 101,  Persephone Brewing Company and Gibsons … Continued

Bad Tattoo Brewing gets spooky with special releases

Halloween is for kids. So put down the Smarties and Twizzlers and get ready for some delicious adult treats on Nov. 1 at Bad Tattoo Brewing’s Dia de los Muertos party in Penticton. Dia de los Muertos, which translates as Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday in which friends and family members come … Continued

Your Essential Guide to the Sunshine Coast Ale Trail

We love trying beers when we travel, but we also like to balance it out with being active outdoors. We put on some serious pounds when we were trying new beers a few times a week and had a more sedentary life in Atlanta. A couple weeks ago, BC Ale Trail and Sunshine Coast invited us … Continued

Outdoor Activities on The BC Ale Trail

The BC Ale Trail is a great place to sample some delicious ales and lagers, yes, but since you’re also surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery Canada has to offer, odds are you’re going to want to leave those tasting rooms and bar benches once in awhile to soak in all that natural scenery, too. Well, lucky for … Continued

The Ultimate Sunshine Coast BC Road Trip

We started the morning in Portland, OR, but after a flight and ferry ride, we were in our own little slice of paradise. We explored the waters on a kayak, drove through beautiful forests, and ended the day with a beer in hand.   ABOUT BC’S SUNSHINE COAST British Columbia is full of jaw-dropping scenery. … Continued

Rivers, roads, activities and craft beer converge in Kamloops

All roads in BC seem to lead to Kamloops. Named T’kemlups, “meeting of rivers” by the Secwepemc First Nation, this Interior city is where the North and South Thompson rivers converge, while the Coquihalla, Yellowhead, Trans-Canada highways and Highway 97 all connect here. Many simply drive straight past Kamloops, which has made it a bit … Continued

Explore Fresh Hop Beers at the BC Hop Fest

There is nothing fresher than a fresh hop beer! At the end of each summer breweries make a very special style of beer that reflects the hop harvest like no other. Fresh hop beer (or “wet hop” beer) is brewed with hops that are fresh from the harvest, which lends a unique flavour that cannot … Continued

Breweries, Pubs and Tasting Rooms on the BC Ale Trail

The West Kootenays are a stunning region of eastern British Columbia, cloaked in dense forests, hemmed in by majestic peaks, and ribboned by the dazzling water of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers. Travelers on the BC Ale Trail get to enjoy all of that …along with a few pints of tasty locally-brewed ales and lagers, too. Coming in from the … Continued

Hands-on with Hop Harvesting on Vancouver Island

September marks the beginning of the new school year, and also the graduation of freshly harvested hops into popular fresh-hopped beers. The craft beer community in British Columbia is ravenous for these beers. While most beers are traditionally brewed with dried hops, some breweries will prepare a beer during the late-summer hop harvest that involves … Continued

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