Vancouver’s North Shore Ale Trail Tasting Passport

Where the Metropolis Meets BC’s Mighty Outdoors. During November, enjoy a tasting exploration on Vancouver’s North Shore.   Vancouver’s North Shore is the perfect place for outdoor adventures year-round, with easy access to backcountry and jaw-dropping views of the city, sea and mountains. For a tasting adventure, check out the North Shore’s diverse and dynamic community … Continued

Discover your new favourite craft beer picnic spot

So you think you know what it takes to enjoy a dreamy picnic? This spring, get out to explore BC and find your new favourite craft beer picnic spot. Thanks to a variety of lovely patios and parks where alcohol consumption is allowed, the picnic possibilities are plentiful! Over the last couple years, some municipalities … Continued

Exploring Vancouver’s North Shore Ale Trail

After 16 long months since the first COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020, BC has entered Phase 3 of its Restart Plan. For three days in early July, my husband and I experienced a taste of what the future of our post-pandemic world looks like while exploring Vancouver’s North Shore Ale Trail. Day 1 What better … Continued

How to plan a craft beer picnic this summer

Refreshing craft beer, delicious food, a warm summer breeze… Is there anything better than a craft beer picnic? As of June 15th, travel within BC is encouraged. This means there are extra opportunities to enjoy a craft beer picnic! Over the last few months, certain municipalities have gradually rolled out rules allowing alcohol consumption in certain … Continued

20 Great Brewery Patios Around BC

With indoor dining closed until further notice, you’re going to want to scope out craft brewery patios on the BC Ale Trail (some of which are brand new) to quench your thirst. The weather’s warming up across the province and indoor tasting rooms are still closed for the time being. Luckily, many craft breweries have … Continued

Seven Ways to Support Your Local Breweries During the Pandemic

Despite the recent “Circuit Breaker” Public Health Order that has forced breweries to close their tasting rooms, we can all still support our local craft breweries in a variety of ways. Seven Ways to Support Your Local Breweries 1. visit a brewery patio Good news! Breweries are allowed to continue serving beer on their outdoor … Continued

Cascadian Beer Podcast: North Point Brewing

In this episode, Aaron visits North Point Brewing in North Vancouver, BC. North Vancouver has seen a lot of growth in terms of new breweries over the past few years. Part of that boom is the fresh new Shipyards Brewery District, which includes several exciting breweries: Beere Brewing, Streetcar Brewing, House of Funk Brewing, and … Continued

Have a Holly, Jolly Craft Christmas on the BC Ale Trail!

With the arrival of December, many craft breweries in British Columbia are releasing special beers for the holiday season. These beers are often a little darker and stronger, making them perfectly suited for colder, darker days, and some incorporate spices or ingredients that invite holiday nostalgia. In fact, 2020 might as well be called the … Continued

Chasing Waterfalls and Craft Beer in BC

Waterfalls and craft beer are a winning combination. They both light your sense of adventure, bring you into the moment, and turn a mundane weekend into something to celebrate.   Let’s face it. In many parts of BC, November can bring a lot of rain. But, this is what makes chasing waterfalls an ideal fall activity. … Continued

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