BC Craft beer

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.

 

The Victoria Beer Society is hosting events on Oct. 8 and 9 highlighting the quality of craft brewers from across the province. (Courtesy of Victoria Beer Society)

Craft beer events a celebration and education

Victoria Beer Society hosts pop-ups Oct. 8 and 9

 

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.
Isaiah Archer (from left), Nina Colovic, Iwan Williams and Matt West-Patrick are partners of Whistle Buoy Brewing Co. Fifth partner Colin Curtis is not pictured. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Best of the City: Beers, buds, no boats – this is Whistle Buoy Brewing Co.

Following the local craft brewing trend, Whistle Buoy has made over 120 names for itself

Isaiah Archer (from left), Nina Colovic, Iwan Williams and Matt West-Patrick are partners of Whistle Buoy Brewing Co. Fifth partner Colin Curtis is not pictured. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Sidney council approved a proposal for a nanobrewery in a new building being constructed on Third Street. Beacon Brewing Ltd. hopes to open its brewery and lounge by this August. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney serves up signal of support for downtown nanobrewery

Brewery and lounge target August opening date in new building on Third Street

Sidney council approved a proposal for a nanobrewery in a new building being constructed on Third Street. Beacon Brewing Ltd. hopes to open its brewery and lounge by this August. (Black Press Media file photo)
Launching May 1, the BC Ale Trail's Victoria Ale Trail Passport program encourages locals to visit the region’s participating breweries and treat themselves to homegrown craft beer. Photo courtesy BC Ale Trail.

Pick up your passport to the Victoria Ale Trail

Locals invited to support Victoria’s craft breweries this May for a chance to win prizes

Launching May 1, the BC Ale Trail's Victoria Ale Trail Passport program encourages locals to visit the region’s participating breweries and treat themselves to homegrown craft beer. Photo courtesy BC Ale Trail.
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
V2V Black Hops, a veteran-owned brewing company, will likely be closing its doors in January 2021 after less than a year of being open. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Veteran-owned Langford brew pub hanging on by a thin thread

V2V Black Hops Brewing is flat out of funds

V2V Black Hops, a veteran-owned brewing company, will likely be closing its doors in January 2021 after less than a year of being open. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
La Tarte, from Ile Sauvage Brewing Co, is a brown based sour beer. (Ile Sauvage Brewing Co/Facebook)

Victoria brewery releases sour pumpkin spice beer ahead of Thanksgiving weekend

La Tarte, from Ile Sauvage Brewing Co, is a brown based sour beer

La Tarte, from Ile Sauvage Brewing Co, is a brown based sour beer. (Ile Sauvage Brewing Co/Facebook)
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.
Sip and savour a taste of Scotland – from right here at home

Sip and savour a taste of Scotland – from right here at home

Visit this Saanich brewer-distiller to make lasting summer memories

  • Jun 8, 2020
Sip and savour a taste of Scotland – from right here at home
Slàinte! Local brewer-distiller offers wonderful award-winning refreshments

Slàinte! Local brewer-distiller offers wonderful award-winning refreshments

Taste the world’s best, right here on Vancouver Island

  • May 25, 2020
Slàinte! Local brewer-distiller offers wonderful award-winning refreshments
Victoria brewery throws support behind still-operating restaurants

Victoria brewery throws support behind still-operating restaurants

Vancouver Island Brewing initiates #TakeOutTuesday to keep local eateries in the public eye

Victoria brewery throws support behind still-operating restaurants
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
Vancouver Island Brewing has teamed up with White Sails Brewing, Twin City Brewing, Isle Sauvage Brewing and Land and Sea Brewing to create the Pod Pack. (Facebook/ Vancouver Island Brewing)

Five Vancouver Island breweries team up for ‘killer’ beer deal

Vancouver Island Brewing presents the Pod Pack, with partial proceeds going to salmon restoration

Vancouver Island Brewing has teamed up with White Sails Brewing, Twin City Brewing, Isle Sauvage Brewing and Land and Sea Brewing to create the Pod Pack. (Facebook/ Vancouver Island Brewing)
The converted tugboat Swell gliding through B.C. waters. (Jeff Reynolds/Maple Leaf Adventures)

Views, brews and food on Gulf Islands craft beer cruise

Five day cruise from Sidney to Gulf Islands, includes chef and beer historian

The converted tugboat Swell gliding through B.C. waters. (Jeff Reynolds/Maple Leaf Adventures)
Driftwood Brewery is looking to expand its services and hopes to purchase the space it’s leasing from the CRD (Facebook/Driftwood Brewery)

Greater Victoria brewery faces negotiation struggles in CRD land purchase

Driftwood Brewery hopes to buy its space from the CRD to expand its business

Driftwood Brewery is looking to expand its services and hopes to purchase the space it’s leasing from the CRD (Facebook/Driftwood Brewery)