I Like Beer the Podcast Visits British Columbia

I Like Beer the Podcast is produced by a team of five friends who have taken their love of craft beer from a hobby to a passion to a podcast. Based in San Diego, they have spent many years enjoying the local breweries in that world-renowned craft beer destination. In the summer of 2016, two … Continued

Hops Among Friends: Martina Solano Bielen of KPU Brew Lab

This is the latest installment in the Hops Among Friends series, which showcases the people that make up the craft beer scene on the BC Ale Trail. In this edition, Kim Lawton interviews Martina Solano Bielen from KPU. I spoke with Ashley Brooks, the Quality Control Manager at Four Winds Brewing in my most recent … Continued

Celebrate Spring With Fresh Seasonal Beers from BC Craft Breweries

Ahhh, spring is here! Flowers are bursting out of the ground, fruit trees are showing off their colourful blooms, and breweries are launching some delicious seasonal beers. Warmer days and longer evenings are ideal for enjoying beer outdoors — on a porch, patio or at a picnic. With so many great breweries throughout British Columbia, … Continued

International Women’s Day: March 8th, 2022

March 8 is International Women’s Day and more than 35 BC breweries are brewing up a special beer to showcase women as well as inclusion and diversity in the craft beer industry in BC. Back in 2013, the thought of women gathering together all over British Columbia to brew a special batch of beer seemed … 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

All I Want for Christmas is…Craft Beer!

To help celebrate the holiday season, many craft breweries in British Columbia have been busy brewing up something special. Some of these holiday-themed beers are made with spices, cranberries, chocolate — or even candy canes! These wintry beers are often a little darker and stronger, making them well suited for colder, darker days. Here are … 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

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Craft Beer Loving Dad

This weekend, dads everywhere will rejoice with a renewed sense of freedom, thanks to Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan. Not to mention Sunday is Father’s Day. Wondering what to get the old man this year to celebrate? The answer is clear: beer. Read on for Father’s Day gift ideas for the craft beer-loving dad. … 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

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