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

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

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

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