Townsite Brewing Wins First Annual Best Brewery Experience Award

Townsite Brewing is the winner of the 1st Annual BC Ale Trail Best Brewery Experience Award. We asked blogger Matt Carter to visit the brewery and describe what makes it so special. Historic Townsite The neighbourhood has a remarkable number of unique features: the longest running movie theatre in Canada, the world’s largest floating breakwater … Continued

 Podcast: Red Collar Brewing

I’ve traveled to Kamloops, BC. — a town that isn’t new to craft beer, but still is trying to find its place in the market. In this episode, I visit Red Collar Brewing, a family-run brewery in the heart of downtown Kamloops. I spoke with Lara & David Beardsell. Check out the Kamloops, Shuswap & Vernon … Continued

New Vancouver Island Ale Trail Features 14 Breweries from Duncan to Courtenay

The BC Ale Trail has launched the new Vancouver Island Ale Trail, featuring 14 craft breweries showcased in two separate itineraries, following the addition of new ale trails in Northern BC, Richmond and the Kamloops-Shuswap-Vernon region over the past few months. When joined together with the Victoria Ale Trail, beer lovers can explore 24 different … Continued

 Podcast: Smithers Brewing

I’ve traveled all over Cascadia so far in this series, but this is the furthest north I’ve been so far. I’m in Smithers, BC, a community with a population around 6,000. I wanted to know the challenges of opening a brewery so far north and what the community’s response has been. So I stopped in … 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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