Sustainability in BC Craft Beer – Earth Day Feature

Learn how some BC breweries are doing their part for sustainability As an avid hiker, I spend a lot of time exploring the wilderness here in BC. A little trail therapy does wonders for the mind. Perched near the top of the Stawamus Chief, I was enjoying a well earned, refreshing beverage when the conversation … 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

Okanagan Fest of Ale Preview – Celebrating Craft Since 1996

Okanagan Fest of Ale returns for its 23rd year Festivals are a key element of the craft beer experience. Nowadays in BC there seems to be a beer-related event almost every weekend. This wasn’t always the case, however. Way back in the mid-1990s there were just a few events that showcased the early pioneers of craft … Continued

The Port Moody Ale Trail is Vancouver’s Best Kept Secret

Special Guest Blog by Local Wanderer We recently visited the Port Moody Ale Trail, and we had the BEST weekend sitting on patios, sipping craft beer, and indulging in yummy tacos. The BC Ale Trail has come a long way since our original road trip along Vancouver Island’s “beer belt,” and you can find a ton of craft beer … Continued

Kootenay Rockies East Tasting Notes

The best travel experiences are often self-guided explorations that offer the greatest opportunity for unexpected discoveries. Let the BC Ale Trail be your guide as Gina Bégin explores the Kootenay Rockies East Ale Trail.

What a Year!

It takes a lot of hard work, determination and sweat equity to build a new brewery. That’s why it’s been so exciting to watch over the past several years as beer-loving entrepreneurs have opened their own breweries in communities all throughout British Columbia. Since 2014, the industry has grown at a rate of about 20 … Continued

Sunshine Coast Tasting Notes

The best travel experiences are often self-guided explorations that offer the greatest opportunity for unexpected discoveries. In this Tasting Notes features, Chantal Ireland explores the Sunshine Coast Ale Trail.

Celebrate the Holidays with these Seasonal Mixed Packs on the BC Ale Trail

From advent calendar-style beer boxes to special seasonal creations, BC’s craft breweries celebrate winter with a variety of interesting seasonal mixed packs. Advent calendars are a popular and fun holiday gift that many of us enjoyed as children. Do you remember the excitement of opening the little paper windows each day in December leading up … Continued

BC Ale Trail Trip and Cheddar Rosemary Beer Scones

I started to fall in love when I saw they’d named their fermenters after the Golden Girls. Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sofia stood in the corner of Steel & Oak Brewing Co., protecting the beer as the yeast began to work it’s magic. The beer, most of which are traditional German lagers, is fantastic. It … Continued

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