The 5th Annual Award for Best Brewery Experience on the BC Ale Trail

BC breweries have built an incredible reputation for their ability to create an amazing experience for visitors — award-winning beers in infinite varieties alongside delicious food, served by proud staff who are the backbone of this warm community. Combined with the unique, modern, classic, and eclectic designs of taprooms across the province, they provide you … Continued

2022 Best Brewery Experience Award

VOTE NOW BC breweries have built an incredible reputation for their ability to create an amazing experience for visitors — award-winning beers in infinite varieties alongside delicious food, served by proud staff who are the backbone of this warm community. Combined with the unique, modern, classic and eclectic designs of taprooms across the province, they … Continued

How Breweries Are Giving Back During the Holiday Season

One of the most important aspects of the holiday season is showing gratitude to family, friends and neighbours.  Many of BC’s craft breweries are showing appreciation to their customers for all the support they have received this year by giving back to the community in a variety of ways, including: fundraising for flood victims, supporting … Continued

Brave Noise: Building a Discrimination-Free Beer Industry

Beer has long been declared the “every man’s drink” — without pretension, suitable for all, and easy-going. But what happens when someone other than a straight-presenting, cisgender man walks into the beer world? What does the industry look like to someone from a marginalized community? What are their experiences? And is the industry discrimination-free? This … 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

Four must-try Pride Month Beers from BC Craft Breweries

Pride Month beers across the province are raising funds to support Pride-related causes. This includes an extra special collaboration among six breweries in Comox Valley and Campbell River. You can’t spell community without “C.” This collaboration includes the communities of Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland and Campbell River. “Since breweries are businesses that are community gathering spaces … Continued

North Island Neighbours: Patti Savard of New Tradition Brewing

Adam Chatburn is originally from Blackburn, Lancashire and recently moved from Vancouver to Comox, BC. He is a former professional wrestler, past President of CAMRA Vancouver, and former owner of Real Cask at Callister Brewing in Vancouver. He now teaches the Craft Brewing and Malting Program at North Island College and at the MVP Brewpub in Campbell … Continued

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