Podcast: Wheelhouse Brewing

I’m either at the end of the road or the beginning of it, depending on how you look at it. Prince Rupert, British Columbia is on the Pacific Coast of Highway 16 in the northern part of the province. Here, a small local brewery has been winning awards for the past few years and yet … Continued

The History of BC Craft Beer — Part 3

This blog post picks up where we left off in “The History of BC Craft Beer — Part 2.” Following its humble beginning at the Horseshoe Bay Brewery in 1982, the craft beer industry in British Columbia grew slowly and steadily over the next three decades. It enjoyed a mini-boom in the 1990s, and then … Continued

 Podcast: Barkerville Brewing

I’m in Quesnel in the Cariboo Regional District of British Columbia. Located in the centre of the city along Highway 97 is a brewery with a historical brand connection going back to the region’s Gold Rush days, Barkerville Brewing. I sat down with their Brewmaster Erin Dale.  

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

Holiday Edition Brewery Crawl

Whether you’re a visitor to BC, or simply making the most of a well-earned staycation, this brewery crawl aims to keep the holiday spirit going while you explore a handful of breweries – all accessible by public transportation.   Our journey takes us from historic Gastown in downtown Vancouver to Coquitlam’s holiday-themed Lights at Lafarge with stops … 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

 Podcast: Moon Under Water Brewery & Distillery

I’m in British Columbia’s capital, Victoria. During my visit to Victoria Beer Week I had a chance to visit many of the local breweries, including the Moon Under Water Brewery, Pub and Distillery. I sat down with their Brewmaster, Clay Potter, to talk about their creativity and their adventure into distilling.  

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