The BC Beer Awards Return After Two-Year Hiatus

Gladstone Brewing Wins Brewery of the Year and Parallel 49 Brewing Earns Best in Show The 2022 BC Beer Awards were announced on November 5 at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the last time this previously annual event took place was in October 2019.  The first of two big … Continued

Autumn is Harvest Beer Season

During BC Craft Beer Month, the province’s craft breweries are serving up a wide variety of harvest-themed beers that are perfect for fall. We highlight 70 for you below! Many breweries work with local farms to use freshly harvested hops — the resulting fresh hop or wet hop beers are unique to the season so … Continued

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

BC Craft Breweries Launch Beers to Support Ukraine

As the war in Ukraine rages on, many BC craft breweries are responding to an international brewery effort to raise funds for those affected by the war.   The primary effort is led by Lyviv, Ukraine-based Pravda Beer Theatre. Pravda put a call out to breweries around the world asking them to raise money for humanitarian … Continued

What Just Happened?! Looking Back at 2021 With An Eye to the Future

From natural disasters to economic shutdowns, 2021 continued to challenge us all. Still, many of BC’s local craft breweries endured. Let’s look back at some of the good, the bad, and the delicious things 2021 brought.  I don’t know about you, but I am pretty sick and tired of dealing with adversity. Between heatwaves, wildfires, … Continued

BC Craft Beer Takeout Pairings and Food Collaborations

Calling all foodies! The only thing better than beer from your favourite brewery? Beer from your favourite brewery alongside a killer meal. Learn how and where to pair BC craft beer with takeout and dine-in options.  Whether you choose to dine in or enjoy takeout, many breweries across the province are teaming up with restaurateurs … 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

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