It’s the Most Wonderful Time for a Beer

As December arrives, many craft breweries in British Columbia are releasing special beers they have created to celebrate the holiday season. These wintry beers are often a little darker and stronger, making them well-suited for colder, darker days, and some of the recipes even include spices, cranberries, or chocolate. Here are more than 100 suggestions … Continued

The EXPLORE BC Peach Farmhouse Ale Collaboration Beer

A Beer Inspired by BC and Brewed for You The EXPLORE BC Peach Farmhouse Ale is a collaboration between six breweries from across British Columbia. BC peaches present a beautiful golden-orange colour, while the Lærdal Kveik yeast and BC hops provide fruity, floral flavours above a clean rounded malt base that elevates the whole beer. … Continued

A BC Beer Hunt: Roadtripping Up North to Ursa Minor Brewing

With any road trip in BC, there are new breweries to experience and even to stay at. Our journey up through the Northwest Ale Trail included three nights staying near BC’s most remote craft brewery: Ursa Minor Brewing. Let the Ale-Trailing begin! August in BC is beautiful. With pandemic restrictions declining and air travel nightmares all … Continued

Mountain Biking and Craft Beer: Northwest BC

Ale Trails – Season 1: Episode 1 – Northern 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 the wilds of Northern BC, showcasing the uniqueness of Prince George, Terrace … Continued

Celebrate Summer with 50+ Beers from BC Breweries

B.C.’s breweries are celebrating summer by releasing dozens of delicious and innovative beers that are perfect for enjoying outdoors.  Many of these beers are special, limited-edition releases, and some are only available at the breweries themselves. But, now that travel restrictions have been lifted, it’s OK to explore the province to visit breweries in other … Continued

Fort St. John’s Breweries Are Flowing Like the Peace River

Fort St. John breweries are a force to be reckoned with. Our writer Matt Preprost sat down with Stephen Beard of Beard’s Brewing and Zach Mirosevic of Mighty Peace Brewing to chat about Northern BC’s craft beer revolution. Legend says that, once you drink from the Peace River, you will always return. If it was … Continued

Celebrate Kiwanis AleFest At Home with 8 Exclusive Beers

Kiwanis AleFest invites you to celebrate their annual festival at home, with an exclusive 8-pack to help raise money for local charities. Founded in 2015, the Kiwanis AleFest is a volunteer-run fundraiser organized by Kiwanis Prince George as an annual signature event to support local children charities and Ronald McDonald House. It typically takes place … 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

Hops Among Friends: Cam McKeigan of Smithers Brewing

This is the latest instalment in the Hops Among Friends series, which is designed to showcase the people that make up the craft beer scene on the BC Ale Trail. My most recent Hops Among Friends interview was with Chris Vandenberg from Slackwater Brewing in Penticton. At the end of the interview, Chris recommended that … Continued

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