Economusee Helps Townsite Expand and Educate on Sunshine Coast

Arriving in Powell River isn’t something that happens by accident. With two ferries necessary to get to the Upper Sunshine Coast from Metro Vancouver, it’s a quest for the dedicated. Townsite Brewing Inc. has, in many ways, embraced the can-do effort needed in a small city built on the frontier mentality. When the brewery set out … Continued

Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Festival Debuts New Gibsons Brewery

Gibsons is just a short ferry ride away from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, making the Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Festival the perfect way to spend a cool and wet February weekend. This year’s event was a great example of the way the beer community comes together not only to celebrate great beer, but also … Continued

100 Breweries in One Year: Nimai Rigby’s challenge

Nimai Rigby spent 2016 touring BC on his own personal ale trail. Rigby, who lives in Coquitlam in BC’s Lower Mainland, set himself the goal of visiting 100 of the province’s breweries within the year, and completed his quest just 11 days before 2017 arrived. But why take the journey, and where did it lead? Just before the … Continued

Powell River Craft Beer Festival draws sold out crowd

When the weather is wet and windy it’s the perfect time to go inside and drink delicious craft beer. Craft beer enthusiasts on the Sunshine Coast did just that on Saturday, November 12, when a crowd of local residents, as well as visitors from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, gathered for the 2016 Powell River … Continued

Fresh Hopping Along the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast breweries are making beer with locally produced fresh hops, whether they were grown in a hop yard in Gibsons or in a backyard in Powell River. Craft beer drinkers in British Columbia love hops. Most of us have lost count of all the super-hoppy, tongue-curling IPAs we’ve tasted from BC breweries. Cider makers are even starting to … Continued

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