The BC Ale Trail expands into four new regions in the summer of 2018

Over the summer of 2018, four more regions will be added to the BC Ale Trail, including Kamloops-Shuswap-Vernon, Northern BC, Port Alberni, and Richmond. Less than two years since the BC Ale Trail launched in the fall of 2016, our comprehensive website now represents more than 150 craft breweries featured in 16 different regional Ale … Continued

BC Craft Breweries Win Big at the 2018 Canadian Brewing Awards

Burnaby’s Dageraad Brewing named Canadian Brewery of the Year. Dozens of B.C. brewers travelled across the country to attend Saturday night’s gala awards ceremony for the Canadian Brewing Awards held in Halifax this year — 38 different breweries from British Columbia won a total of 51 medals, representing approximately one-third of the 163 total medals … 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

Opportunities for Women in Beer

Earlier this month we shared Sonia Motisca’s blog post on Celebrating International Women’s Day with Women Who Brew.  Many women work in other roles in the BC craft beer industry, too: Marketing Managers, Festival Directors, Territory Sales Managers, Brewery Office Managers, GMs and owners, each contributing to building a vibrant industry where women can feel welcome and … Continued

 Podcast: BC Beer Awards 2017

 October is BC Craft Beer Month and the highlight is the BC Beer Awards. All of the British Columbia brewing industry comes together to celebrate BC Craft Beer. In this episode Joe Wiebe (Thirsty Writer) joins me to co-host this episode. BC Beer Awards Winners List http://bcbeerawards.com/winners-2017/ In this episode we spoke with: Ken … 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

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