Category: History

Toasting 40 years of Canadian craft beer

Today, July 6th 2022, marks 40 years to the day since John Mitchell’s first craft beer inspiration was launched. Mitchell’s trailblazing quest for good ale continues to educate and inspire BC’s brewers. On July 6th 1982, in an unassuming enclave just north of metropolitan Vancouver BC known as Horseshoe Bay, the first pints were pulled … Continued

Nelson Brewing: 30 Years of Craft Beer

On May 15, 2021, Nelson Brewing Company celebrates its 30th anniversary. We dive into the company’s “richer than a chocolate stout” history, and uncover the characters who made this neighbourhood brewery a stalwart of the BC craft beer scene. Nelson Brewing Company was founded in 1991. The history of brewing in this small Kootenay town, … Continued

 Cascadian Beer Podcast: Main Street Brewing

In this episode, Aaron visits Main Street Brewing in Vancouver, BC. The neighbourhood of Mt. Pleasant has seen a major transformation in recent years, and a key establishment that has played a major role is Main Street Brewing, part of the newly relaunched Brewery Creek Ale Trail in Vancouver. The historic building housing Main Street … Continued

Exploring the Kootenays’ Most Thought-Provoking Beer Names

You know what they say… behind every great beer name, there’s an even greater story. Once upon a pre-COVID time, I embarked on a road trip across the Kootenays. Dipping into breweries for crisp salvation, I came across a number of brow-furrowing, curiosity-sparking Kootenay beer names. Intrigued to discover the secrets and stories that lurk … Continued

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