Dragging Diversity into Tasting Rooms

Happy Pride Month! As June begins and British Columbia celebrates its sizeable 2SLGBTQIA+ community, it is important to keep in mind that inclusion needs to be a year-long commitment. It’s easy to be performative by putting up Pride flags or slapping a rainbow on a beer label.  “You definitely have somebody who is queer on … Continued

Testing Out the Kelowna & West Kelowna Tasting Passport

The Kelowna & West Kelowna Tasting Passport gives you the opportunity to win awesome craft beer swag. All you have to do is collect a stamp from 6 of the participating craft breweries and liquor stores. Two years into the pandemic, most of us are desperate to use our passports again—to collect more stamps on … Continued

Kelowna and West Kelowna Tasting Passport

Springtime is beer time! There are more than 15 BC Ale Trail breweries, as well as great pubs and specialty liquor stores spread throughout Kelowna and West Kelowna. Many of them are only a year or two old — so it’s the perfect time to check them out or get reacquainted with one of your … 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

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

In Honour of 20 years, Freddy’s Brewpub Does a Reset

I can’t resist using a bowling term to describe the major renovation at Freddy’s Brewpub and the connected family-friendly McCurdy Bowling. With the distinction of being Kelowna’s first brewpub established in 2001, Freddy’s embarked on a complete reset of its facilities in honour of nearly 20 years of business. Chris Bunnage (Sales and Marketing) said … Continued

Cascadian Beer Podcast: BNA Brewing

In this episode, Aaron visits BNA Brewing in Kelowna, BC. BNA Brewing is located in a 100-year-old building that was built by the British North American Tobacco Company, which used it to dry tobacco leaves and roll cigars. Later, when fruit became the main agricultural crop in the area, it became a fruit cannery, but … 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

Virtual Hoppy Hour

Joe Wiebe is back to host our Virtual Hoppy Hour on July 9 with guests, Kyle Nixon from BNA Brewing Co. & Eatery and Michael Coghill from Yellow Dog Brewing and Neighbourhood Brewing. Grab a BC craft beer on July 9 and tune in to the BC Ale Trail’s Instagram channel: https://www.instagram.com/bcaletrail/ We loved hosting … Continued

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