Mountain Biking and Craft Beer: Squamish, BC

Ale Trails – Season 1: Episode 2 – Squamish, BC ‘Ale Trails’ is a doc-style mini-series looking at the intersection between mountain biking and local craft breweries, and how both work to support and enhance their community. Join us, as we explore Sea to Sky Country, showcasing beautiful Squamish, and meeting the proud, passionate locals … Continued

Celebrate Spring With Fresh Seasonal Beers from BC Craft Breweries

Ahhh, spring is here! Flowers are bursting out of the ground, fruit trees are showing off their colourful blooms, and breweries are launching some delicious seasonal beers. Warmer days and longer evenings are ideal for enjoying beer outdoors — on a porch, patio or at a picnic. With so many great breweries throughout British Columbia, … Continued

Best of Both Worlds: Chocolate and Beer

Beer. Chocolate. Mmmm. Two of life’s finer pleasures — indulgences many of us choose to enjoy on a regular basis… in moderation, of course. But what about together? That’s right, I’m talking about chocolate beers — special beers brewed with chocolate as an ingredient in some form, whether it is milk chocolate, dark chocolate, cacao … Continued

Meet Richmond’s Learn to Brew Winner

Scroll to the bottom for locations to purchase 442 Squadron on tap or packaged product. This beer was brewed in collaboration with Monkey 9 Brewing Co, Richmond, BC and the #BCAleTrail as part of the recent ‘Learn to Brew’ contest. (Anastasia Lavrik was the lucky winner!) ⁠The beer is named in honour of the 1951 Royal … Continued

All I Want for Christmas is…Craft Beer!

To help celebrate the holiday season, many craft breweries in British Columbia have been busy brewing up something special. Some of these holiday-themed beers are made with spices, cranberries, chocolate — or even candy canes! These wintry beers are often a little darker and stronger, making them well suited for colder, darker days. Here are … Continued

Halloween on the BC Ale Trail: Time to Eat, Drink and Be Scary

From pumpkin carving and costume parties at breweries to special spooky beers, Halloween on the BC Ale Trail brings plenty of tricks and treats. Here’s what the witches are brewing this year!   Pumpkin carving events at breweries Looking for places to release your creative skills? Many breweries this year are providing you with that … 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

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

Beer and Movie Pairings to Soothe Your Wanderlust 

While we’re all staying close to home, a great movie or TV show about travel can really scratch an itch. It’s not quite the same as the real deal, but watching characters embark on intense adventures or explore faraway lands helps us appreciate both past trips and ones to come. Travel makes us laugh, cry, … Continued

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