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Smithers Brewing teams up with artist Roy Henry Vickers for Skeena Seasonal Series

The mighty Skeena is B.C.’s second longest river and home to one of the largest salmon runs in Canada, but this massive, pristine waterway is increasingly under threat from industrial development. Smithers Brewing and world-renowned First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers are teaming up to celebrate the river and raise awareness about the risks it … Continued

BC Craft Beer Month 2019 features special events all month long

This October brings with it the 2019 edition of BC Craft Beer Month, giving beer lovers 30 full days of special events to celebrate the province’s ever-growing craft beer scene. New releases, tastings, tap takeovers, beer dinners, and so much more will be hosted throughout BC this month. BC Craft Beer Month 2019 October was … Continued

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

Island Craft, a book about beer (and other things)

UPDATE: Island Craft has been shortlisted for the 2020 Taste Canada Award in the Culinary Narratives category. Jon Stott, author of Island Craft: Your Guide to the Breweries of Vancouver Island, had his first legal beer in Victoria in 1960. The windowless room, with an entrance for the “gentlemen” and a separate entrance for the “ladies … 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

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