This fall is the perfect time to visit Kamloops — each of the local breweries has created the perfect fall beer to go along with your favourite autumnal activity.
Check out these suggestions for an ideal fall adventure in beautiful Kamloops, BC. We’ve matched a fun local activity with a delicious seasonal beer and food pairing from a local craft brewery.
Bright Eye’s Haskap Berry Beer and a Hike With a Sunset View
Bright Eye Brewing has brewed a very special beer called All Kaps — it’s a Belgian-style Wit that was made with a huge amount of haskap berries from a farm in Vernon. Not only does it pair perfectly with Bright Eye’s own crème brulée dessert, but the gorgeous colour will inspire you to take a photo or two. You’ll also want to whip out your camera after hiking to a viewpoint to witness an amazing Kamloops sunset — perhaps Battle Bluff or the Panorama Loop trail. Talk about a beer with a view!
Back Alley Art Gallery and Red Collar’s Pumpkin Ale
Kamloops’ back alleys offer a surprising canvas for some unique visual art. Tour over 30 eclectic art murals in downtown Kamloops and stop for a delicious glass of Squash Gourdon at Red Collar Brewing. This brown ale is brewed using locally grown sugar pumpkins from Thistle Farms that bring together the flavours of allspice, nutmeg and ginger in seasonal harmony. Red Collar partners with Tongdak Korean Fried Chicken around the corner — they suggest pairing Squash Gourdon with the Yang-Nyeum fried chicken with sweet & spicy sauce. Yummy!
Iron Road’s Italian Pilsner and a Bike Ride along the River
The latest trendy beer style is the Italian Pilsner, a dry-hopped version of the classic German Pilsner style that has taken the beer world by storm. Iron Road Brewing’s Jabroni Italian Pilsner was brewed in the traditional Italian way and dry-hopped with Saphir and Huell Melon hops to create a crushable lager that is clean, crisp and refreshing. It pairs perfectly with Iron Road’s Mexican Street Corn Nachos as a great fall combo — the ideal reward after a bike ride along the Rivers Trail or at The Ranch, a local mountain bike park that has something for every type of rider. Bellissima!
The Noble Pig’s Pumpkin Spice and Fish(ing)
The Noble Pig Brewhouse recommends pairing its Pumpkin Spiced ESB, also known as This Butternut Be Another Pumpkin Ale, with its very own fish & chips. And why not take that pairing a step further and match it up with a morning of fishing? There are plenty of local lakes to choose from.
Falling for Fall in Kamloops
Tourism Kamloops has lots of other great suggestions for fun fall activities, including the Loops Explore Pass, a free digital savings pass that provides instant discounts at attractions, restaurants, and shops.
For more information about Kamloops’ craft beer scene check out the Southern Interior Ale Trail.