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

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

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

From Beer to Spirits: 5 Victoria Breweries that Distill

Last year, Victoria author Marianne Scott published The Distilleries of Vancouver Island—a Guided Tour of West Coast Craft and Artisan Spirits. Here she writes about some of those distilleries that are based in breweries in the Greater Victoria area. Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery and Twa Dogs Brewery “Whisky is basically beer—without the hops—and distilled at least … 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

Lost in the Pumpkin Patch: A Battle of BC Pumpkin Beers

“You agreed to what?” I’ve made the mistake in the past of saying that there isn’t enough money in the world to get me to drink pumpkin beers, and I’ve managed to stick to that statement pretty well. Until now, when, in true daytime talk show style, the results are in, and this article proves … Continued

Fall Beers: Fresh Hops, Festbiers and Pumpkins — Oh My!

As summer comes to a close, brewers herald the arrival of harvest season with delicious fall beers. Some incorporate unusual ingredients like beets or pumpkins, while others brew traditional harvest-themed European styles like Belgian Saisons and German Oktoberfest-style Märzens or Festbiers. Many breweries work with local farms to add freshly harvested hops into brews — … Continued

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