Category: Victoria

From Beer to Spirits: 5 Victoria Breweries that Distill

Last year, Victoria author Marianne Scott published The Distilleries of Vancouver Island—a Guided Tour of West Coast Craft and Artisan Spirits. Here she writes about some of those distilleries that are based in breweries in the Greater Victoria area. Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery and Twa Dogs Brewery “Whisky is basically beer—without the hops—and distilled at least … Continued

Rejoice! BC craft beer festivals are back for 2022

Drop what you’re doing and start planning. BC craft beer festivals are back for spring and summer 2022. No, we’re not kidding. If you’ve been thirsting for an opportunity to finally gather with your fellow craft beer lovers again and celebrate everything this resilient industry has to offer, it’s your time to shine. Here are … Continued

Phillips Brewing Celebrates 20 Years

Lift a glass to Phillips Brewing for celebrating 20 years in business! What is a true recipe for success? For Matt Phillips, the answer is a great team, doing what you love, quality product, and creativity. These values are why Phillips Brewing is now in its 20th year of business serving Victoria locals and craft beer … Continued

15 BC Attractions That Offer Craft Beer

Writer Lucas Aykroyd spotlights some perfect places to enjoy travel and tourism in British Columbia while sampling craft beer at the same time. The wait is finally over. It’s time to get back out there and explore British Columbia this summer. When you visit BC attractions that offer craft beer, it just makes your sightseeing … Continued

Lighthouse Brewing Releases Kapitan Czech Pilsner as Tribute to Co-Founder David Thomas

Last August, Victoria’s Lighthouse Brewing mourned the death of one of its co-founders, David J. Thomas. Now, the brewery is celebrating his life by releasing a special beer called Kapitan Czech Pilsner. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Dave Thomas studied Chemistry at Queen’s University in Kingston, and then Oceanography at the University of British Columbia. After … Continued

Dine Around and Stay in Town 2021

If you live in Victoria, Dine Around and Stay in Town 2021 is an excellent excuse to support some of the city’s best restaurants. After a successful run this year from January 14 through February 7, Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria is back by popular demand from February 19 to March 8, 2021! … Continued

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