BC Craft Beer Month 2022

October was officially declared BC Craft Beer Month by the Government of British Columbia in 2011. What started off with a smattering of events put on by some of the approximately 40 breweries open then has turned into 31 days of fall beer releases (fresh hop and pumpkin to name a few), special events, tap … Continued

Fall Beers: Fresh Hops, Festbiers and Pumpkins — Oh My!

As summer comes to a close, brewers herald the arrival of harvest season with delicious fall beers. Some incorporate unusual ingredients like beets or pumpkins, while others brew traditional harvest-themed European styles like Belgian Saisons and German Oktoberfest-style Märzens or Festbiers. Many breweries work with local farms to add freshly harvested hops into brews — … Continued

Discover Indigenous Food and Artwork on the BC Ale Trail

Writer Lucas Aykroyd delves into the amazing First Nations cuisine served across Metro Vancouver and the Indigenous art found along the BC Ale Trail. Life is about choices. Currently, I’m munching on duck prosciutto and musing about what to choose next from the Indigenous game sampler platter in front of me. Elk juniper salami, homemade … Continued

How BC breweries are celebrating this weird holiday season

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, something else, or nothing at all…it’s a weird December.  That said, we can still find ways to enjoy traditions, both new and old. In the BC Craft Beer community, people in the industry are finding solace in traditions that fit this year’s restrictions or adapting them to make sure … Continued

60+ New Beers for Summer on the BC Ale Trail

With the arrival of summer, here are 60+ ideal summer beers from British Columbia’s craft breweries. Enjoy from the comfort of your own back yard or visit your local brewery’s tasting room, which may have a new patio! BC’s brewery tasting rooms are cautiously reopening with the guidance of the bc craft brewers guild once … Continued

Halloween on the BC Ale Trail

Halloween has been celebrated in one form or another since the time of the ancient Celts, around 2,000 years ago. Observing their new year on November 1st with a festival called Samhain, a Gaelic word that’s pronounced sow-win, Celts celebrated the harvest and welcomed in the “darker half” of the year. On October 31st, it … Continued

BC Craft Beer Month 2019 features special events all month long

This October brings with it the 2019 edition of BC Craft Beer Month, giving beer lovers 30 full days of special events to celebrate the province’s ever-growing craft beer scene. New releases, tastings, tap takeovers, beer dinners, and so much more will be hosted throughout BC this month. BC Craft Beer Month 2019 October was … Continued

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