VCBW’s Annual Collaboration Brew SEA-TO-SKY Edition

Vancouver Craft Beer Week is fast approaching — and that means it’s time to brew up the annual VCBW Collaboration Beer. Brewers from across the province gathered on Friday April 6, 2018 to celebrate their community in anticipation of Vancouver Craft Beer Week. This year the beer was brewed at Backcountry Brewing, which was joined by Beere … Continued

 Podcast: Victoria Beer Week

I’ve traveled to Victoria, British Columbia to attend Victoria Beer Week. Now in its 5th year, this festival helps highlight not only the history of craft beer in Victoria, but of Vancouver Island as well. The week featured a wide variety of events from themed beer nights, food pairings, homebrewing classes and much more. In this episode I … Continued

Cheers to Five Years of Victoria Beer Week

This year’s Victoria Beer Week will celebrate the event’s fifth anniversary. Spread over nine days and featuring 50 breweries across 13 separate events, the 2018 edition of VBW will run from March 2nd to 10th. Every year since 2014, brewers and thousands of beer lovers have united to celebrate the capital city, the province, and … Continued

What a Year!

It takes a lot of hard work, determination and sweat equity to build a new brewery. That’s why it’s been so exciting to watch over the past several years as beer-loving entrepreneurs have opened their own breweries in communities all throughout British Columbia. Since 2014, the industry has grown at a rate of about 20 … Continued

BC Beer Awards 2017: Vancouver Island breweries bag big prizes

The newly expanded BC​ ​Beer​ ​Awards and Festival took place in Vancouver on Saturday, with six-month-old Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company of Parksville taking the inaugural Brewery of the Year prize. The other big winner in the eighth annual BC Beer Awards ceremony — a highlight of the province’s annual beer calendar and the showpiece event of BC Craft … Continued

BC Craft Beer Month boasts a barrel full of events

Back in 2011, October was officially proclaimed BC Craft Beer Month… and there was much rejoicing! That’s mostly because, ever since, the 10th month of the year has become stuffed with premium beer events across the province. These can range from kitschy Oktoberfest-style celebrations to full-blown beer events. BC Beer Awards The big kahuna is … 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

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