The Hiet is On: Gerry Hieter & the Great Canadian Beer Festival

The Great Canadian Beer Festival, Canada’s longest-running annual beer festival, takes place every September in Victoria, British Columbia. Nearly 10,000 people, cup in hand, swarm the grass fields of Royal Athletic Park for two days of the best in B.C. brewing. Standing front and center since day one is co-founder and festival chairman Gerry Hieter, … Continued

Grazing in the Gardens at the Tofino Food & Wine Festival

Drop a mention of Tofino, British Columbia into a conversation and chances are most people know it solely as a surfing outpost on the western shores of Vancouver Island: where the beaches are legendary and the rainfall is robust. However, many living on this rock in the Pacific are keenly aware that Tofino has been … Continued

BC Craft Breweries Win Big at the 2018 Canadian Brewing Awards

Burnaby’s Dageraad Brewing named Canadian Brewery of the Year. Dozens of B.C. brewers travelled across the country to attend Saturday night’s gala awards ceremony for the Canadian Brewing Awards held in Halifax this year — 38 different breweries from British Columbia won a total of 51 medals, representing approximately one-third of the 163 total medals … Continued

Vancouver Craft Beer Week Prepares to Kickoff!

Vancouver welcomes Western Canada’s biggest celebration of craft beer culture. The ninth annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week, running from May 25 to June 3 is back, better than ever and kicking off with a new event format. VCBW’s signature opening night party and outdoor craft beer festival return along with the addition of citywide events. A … Continued

Craft Beer Meets Osoyoos Oyster Festival

Oysters in the desert is a fine diversion to self-guided explorations in the BC Ale Trails of the Okanagan region. Why not follow some of the region’s great craft breweries to the annual Osoyoos Oyster Festival? The Okanagan bounty offers so much with its abundance of awe-inspiring vistas, lakes, mountain trails, shoreline pathways, orchards and … Continued

The Sooke Beer Run: One Trip, Three Experiences

Special Guest Post by Dave Smith, whatsbrewing.ca Images: Brian K. Smith, MPA Our West Coast Brewery Tours group getting ready to roll out of Victoria! Earlier this month, a couple of us regular contributors to What’s Brewing magazine joined in the fun at the 5th Annual Victoria Beer Week: the BC capital region’s spring celebration of … Continued

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