Category: Victoria

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

How A Canning Line Helped Hoyne Brewing Save Jobs

This is a story of resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. This story was originally published on the Hoyne Brewing WEBSITE. Cans have always been something that we considered, but we wanted to be able to do them right before we made the investment. Sean [Hoyne]’s view was that only the best machine that delivers the … Continued

Remembering an Epic Victoria Craft Beer Trip

Last November, we teamed up with Destination Greater Victoria to host some beer writers for a weekend visit in conjunction with Winterbrau, an annual event put on by the Canoe Brewpub. One of those writers, Chris from Vanpours, has written a blog about his experiences visiting BC’s “craft beer capital.” Here’s a preview with a … Continued

Victoria Beer Week Returns March 6th to 14th

Another year, another epic lineup of programming for Victoria Beer Week! The 2020 edition of this 9-day beer (and food) festival has some old favourites returning for another year, as well as some brand new events to spice up your life. Three, two, one… Lift Off! VBW launches on Friday, March 6th with Lift Off! … Continued

Touring Breweries by Bicycle on the Victoria Ale Trail

Back in 1922, a Bavarian innkeeper named Franz Kugler built a bicycle trail that ran 12 miles from Munich directly to his beerhall, hoping to lure cyclists from the city. But legend has it that 13,000 cyclists showed up on one June day and he didn’t have enough beer for all of them. Acting quickly, … Continued

Step Up Your Beer-ducation during Victoria Beer Week

This year’s Victoria Beer Week promises a balanced mix of beer-ducation, exploration, and plenty of chances to eat, drink, and be merry. Running from March 1st to 9th, VBW 2019 features over 20 events that will showcase more than 40 BC craft breweries, hosted at various venues throughout Victoria. Kick off with Lift Off! The … Continued

 Podcast: Victoria Beer Week

I’ve traveled to Victoria, British Columbia to attend Victoria Beer Week. Now in its 5th year, this festival helps highlight not only the history of craft beer in Victoria, but of Vancouver Island as well. The week featured a wide variety of events from themed beer nights, food pairings, homebrewing classes and much more. In this episode I … Continued

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