Richmond Night Market lets you eat yourself silly after a day of exploring Richmond’s craft beer scene

Richmond is located in the Metro Vancouver region of the lower mainland and is a diverse community of over 200,000, with nearly 75% of that population claiming Asian heritage. A popular attraction from May to October every year is the Richmond Night Market, held on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holiday Monday evenings from 7pm … Continued

The History of BC Craft Beer — Part 3

This blog post picks up where we left off in “The History of BC Craft Beer — Part 2.” Following its humble beginning at the Horseshoe Bay Brewery in 1982, the craft beer industry in British Columbia grew slowly and steadily over the next three decades. It enjoyed a mini-boom in the 1990s, and then … Continued

 Podcast: Barkerville Brewing

I’m in Quesnel in the Cariboo Regional District of British Columbia. Located in the centre of the city along Highway 97 is a brewery with a historical brand connection going back to the region’s Gold Rush days, Barkerville Brewing. I sat down with their Brewmaster Erin Dale.  

What A Year!

As 2019 begins, it’s clear that 2018 was another banner year for craft beer in British Columbia! The craft beer industry continued to grow rapidly in BC: 17 new breweries opened their doors and another five either changed their names or re-opened under new management. Coinciding with that growth, we launched two new ale trails … Continued

BC Craft Beer Month offers alternatives to pumpkin spiced everything

October is not just the month of pumpkin-spiced everything and Thanksgiving: Since 2011 it has been proclaimed BC Craft Beer Month. Beer lovers province-wide enjoy a month brimming over with beer events, perfectly timed to keep their minds off the return of darker, wetter days.   Pull out your favourite sweater, dust off your stylish … Continued

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

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