Farmhouse Fest Showcases World-class Wild Ales Down on the Farm

The sun shone, a gentle breeze blew off the Salish Sea and a wealth of world-class wild ales and saisons were savoured at Farmhouse Fest 2017. Upward of 1,200 people gathered at the UBC Farm on Saturday for the third annual rendition of what is arguably the most distinctive beer festival in the province. Set … Continued

Raise a Glass to Kootenay Rockies Beer Festivals

Two craft beer festivals have popped up in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies — and they’re both on this weekend. Fresh beer and fresh Rocky Mountain air — that’s got to be more than enough to rally your dad for a Father’s Day road trip this weekend. Hot spot, cool beer The East Kootenay Beer Festival takes … Continued

Mt. Begbie Wins Brewery of the Year at Canadian Brewing Awards 2017

Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie Brewing Co. took the top prize at the 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards in Ottawa. There are now 50 more great reasons to hit BC’s ale trails, after the province’s breweries enjoyed a stellar night at the CBA gala on May 27. BC’s beer makers won a total of 49 individual awards, while the coveted … Continued

Central City’s collaboration 12-pack celebrates Canada’s craft culture

Surrey’s Central City Brewing + Distilling is kicking off Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations early with the mother of all collaboration projects. Collaboration has become a watchword in the craft beer industry, with breweries regularly joining forces to brew interesting one-off batches, teaming up with local businesses or helping out charities. Central City has tended to … Continued

Economusee Helps Townsite Expand and Educate on Sunshine Coast

Arriving in Powell River isn’t something that happens by accident. With two ferries necessary to get to the Upper Sunshine Coast from Metro Vancouver, it’s a quest for the dedicated. Townsite Brewing Inc. has, in many ways, embraced the can-do effort needed in a small city built on the frontier mentality. When the brewery set out … Continued

Annual Collaboration Beers are Part of VCBW

Vancouver Craft Beer Week is fast approaching — and that means it’s time to brew up the annual VCBW Collaboration Beer. The eighth annual VCBW Collaboration Brew took place April 20 at Yellow Dog Brewing in Port Moody. This year’s beer, a hazy pale ale, was designed by the Brewers Row breweries — Moody Ales, Twin Sails, … Continued

Fest of Ale Proves Beer Flows Strongly in Wine Country

British Columbia’s beer scene looked very different back in 1996: blander, less diverse, with fewer places to drink quality beer and fewer than 20 breweries across the province. And yet, in the middle of the Okanagan’s burgeoning wine country, a beer festival was born. “I can hardly remember back then because it’s 21 years ago,” says … Continued

Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Festival Debuts New Gibsons Brewery

Gibsons is just a short ferry ride away from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, making the Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Festival the perfect way to spend a cool and wet February weekend. This year’s event was a great example of the way the beer community comes together not only to celebrate great beer, but also … Continued

Victoria Beer Week Celebrates in BC’s Craft Beer Capital

Victoria Beer Week (VBW) is less than a month away and the beer buzz is swelling. The fourth instalment of the annual beer festival will be hosted at various venues across Victoria from March 3rd to 11th and marks the beginning of the 2017 beer festival season. The 2017 edition of VBW features 50 craft … Continued

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