BC Craft beer

Fernie Brewing Co. Victoria rep Monique Le Sage, left, and Michelle Le Sage. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Organizers, craft brewers and food vendors pour their hearts into Island festival

Sold-out crowd enjoys taste treats and camaraderie at Cowichan Craft Beer Food Festival

 

The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island’s second largest craft beer and food festival in Chemainus Aug. 13

Large organizational effort already well along in the details

 

Field Five farmers Kyle Michell and Mike Doehnel are among the latest beer farmers, growing and malting quality, consistent product to several breweries on the south Island. Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Beer Farmers: Peninsula operation brews up mega malting machine in Central Saanich

Field Five Farm malts enough grain for 4,000 litres of beer in eight months of operation

 

As patio season returns stronger than ever, craft beer enthusiasts at the B.C. Ale Trail have put together a list of the top 10 local brewery patios to visit, which includes Penticton's very own Cannery Brewing. Source: pixabay.

B.C. leads Canada in breweries despite quaffing less beer than any other province

Province sees 15 per cent increase in breweries as per capita beer sales decline

As patio season returns stronger than ever, craft beer enthusiasts at the B.C. Ale Trail have put together a list of the top 10 local brewery patios to visit, which includes Penticton's very own Cannery Brewing. Source: pixabay.
Greater Victoria bartenders faced off in the sold-out inaugural Craft Beer Cocktail Competition May 9. (Courtesy Victoria Beer Society)

Bartenders elevate Vancouver Island spirits with beer cocktail competition

Award-winning cocktails concocted with spirits, beers from this side of Georgia Strait

Greater Victoria bartenders faced off in the sold-out inaugural Craft Beer Cocktail Competition May 9. (Courtesy Victoria Beer Society)
An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)

Something brewing for craft beer aficionados in new year with BC Beer Con

In-person craft beer conference takes place in February in New Westminster, B.C.

An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)
Potts Pilsner, crafted by Victoria brewery Moon Under Water, scored gold at the 2021 Canadian Brewing Awards. (Courtesy Moon Under Water Brewery)
Potts Pilsner, crafted by Victoria brewery Moon Under Water, scored gold at the 2021 Canadian Brewing Awards. (Courtesy Moon Under Water Brewery)
Twa Dogs Brewery in Saanich, just outside Victoria. Photo courtesy BC Ale Trail

Sip and savour: Artisanal beers abound on Vancouver Island

When it comes to voting for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery…

Twa Dogs Brewery in Saanich, just outside Victoria. Photo courtesy BC Ale Trail
Last year, Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing earned the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award for the quality of its beer and food as well as the way it adapted to the pandemic.

Which BC brewery do you think offers the best overall experience?

Voting is underway for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award

Last year, Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing earned the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award for the quality of its beer and food as well as the way it adapted to the pandemic.
Dr. Tom Woods and Cascadia general manager Jeff Lucas display some of the new Warehouse brew. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley doctor now bringing his Saskatchewan brews to town

Dr. Tom Woods says canning has been crucial for Warehouse beer business

Dr. Tom Woods and Cascadia general manager Jeff Lucas display some of the new Warehouse brew. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Comox Valley Pride Beer Brew Day. Photo supplied

6 Vancouver Island breweries unite for Pride Month

Love Wins Juicy Session IPA launched May 29 in Comox Valley and Campbell River

Comox Valley Pride Beer Brew Day. Photo supplied
A collaborative brew between Ace Brewing and Gladstone Brewing in Courtenay; Land and Sea Brewing and New Tradition Brewing in Comox; Cumberland Brewing in Cumberland; and Beachfire Brewing in Campbell River is showing support to supporting BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ folks. Photo submitted

Comox Valley, Campbell River breweries brewing for Pride

“It was important for us to show our support …”

  • May 25, 2021
A collaborative brew between Ace Brewing and Gladstone Brewing in Courtenay; Land and Sea Brewing and New Tradition Brewing in Comox; Cumberland Brewing in Cumberland; and Beachfire Brewing in Campbell River is showing support to supporting BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ folks. Photo submitted
Comox Valley Pride Beer Brew Day. Photo supplied

Mid-Island breweries unite for Pride Month

Love Wins Juicy Session IPA launches May 29 in Comox Valley and Campbell River

Comox Valley Pride Beer Brew Day. Photo supplied
Howl Brewing brewer and co-owner Daniel van Netten stands at the taps inside his very small brewery.  Don Denton photo

Brewing up a Barrel of History at Howl Brewing

Unique flavours tap the past

  • Mar 11, 2021
Howl Brewing brewer and co-owner Daniel van Netten stands at the taps inside his very small brewery.  Don Denton photo
Photo courtesy Trail Beer Refinery

On Tap

Finding your favourite craft beer in the West Kootenays

  • Feb 8, 2021
Photo courtesy Trail Beer Refinery
Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.

Discover British Columbia this fall … via the Explore BC IPA!

Destination BC brews up partnership with BC Ale Trail and 6 BC breweries for the Explore BC IPA

Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.
Local breweries are battling it out to see who’s tops in hops. Black Press file photo

Comox Valley beer-makers battle to see who’s best in local brews

Contest will also raise funds to support Dawn to Dawn organization

Local breweries are battling it out to see who’s tops in hops. Black Press file photo
So you think you’re not a beer drinker

So you think you’re not a beer drinker

New brews and flavours feature herbs, spices and fruit

  • Feb 28, 2020
So you think you’re not a beer drinker
Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie

Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie

Duncan restaurant promotes Cowichan Valley food, produce, wineries, breweries and distilleries

  • Jun 10, 2019
Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie
Mad Men meets Breaking Bad at Category 12 Brewing

Mad Men meets Breaking Bad at Category 12 Brewing

Brewer and scientist Michael Kuzyk drinks in craft beer success

  • Dec 11, 2018
Mad Men meets Breaking Bad at Category 12 Brewing