Earn Your Ale with Lifestyle Activities at Vernon’s Predator Ridge Resort

Typical craft beer loving retirees, we embrace pairing a broad range of activities and fine cuisine with our beverages, and Predator Ridge delivered. While less developed than other BC Ale Trail regional hot spots like Kamloops, Kelowna and Penticton, we found craft beer adventures abound in Vernon. Predator Ridge Resort Our excellent mood from soaking … Continued

 Cascadian Beer Podcast: Bulkley Valley Brewery

In this episode, Aaron visits the Bulkley Valley Brewery in Smithers, BC. Last summer I was lucky to explore the northern part of our province along Highway 16. I spent some time in Smithers, BC, a place that has seen rapid change in recent years. Smithers is home to not just one, but two breweries! … Continued

 Cascadian Beer Podcast: Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse

In this episode, Aaron visits Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse in Terrace, BC. I was very fortunate to visit a beautiful part of British Columbia. I traveled Highway 16 in the northern part of the province recently and I made a stop in the community of Terrace. Sherwood Mountain is a brewery focusing mostly on lagers and … Continued

The Okanagan Fest of Ale Returns Bigger and Better Than Ever

The 24th annual Okanagan Fest of Ale returns to the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre April 12 & 13, featuring more than 200 craft beers and artisanal ciders along with food from 13 different restaurants, live entertainment, education stations and a pop-up liquor store. I have been attending the Fest of Ale annually for several … Continued

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

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

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