Craft beer

Langford Beer Festival attendees cheers before sampling some B.C. craft beer Saturday at Starlight Stadium. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Langford Beer Festival sells out inaugural edition

Starlight Stadium filled with more than 2,500 people Saturday

 

Tickets for the 2022 Great Canadian Beer Fest are now on sale. The festival, pictured here in 2019, happens Sept. 9 and 10 at Royal Athletic Park. (Courtesy Victoria Beer Society)

Thirsty residents expected to lap up Victoria return of Great Canadian Beer Fest

Tickets on sale now for craft beer event, on Sept. 9 and 10 at Royal Athletic Park

 

Pints of beer are seen on the bar at Main Street Brewing in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday March 20, 2017. Canadian alcohol producers are hoping excise tax changes are brewing in the federal finance minister’s office. Beer, wine and cider makers say small producers need relief from excise duties, which went up automatically on Friday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Craft beer and wine sectors calling for changes to excise duties in budget

Industry representatives say craft producers need relief from excise duties

 

Victoria Beer Week is back post-pandemic beginning April 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Beer Week raises a glass April 1 after two-year hiatus

8th edition of event features 18 events over 9 days, from tastings to how-tos

Victoria Beer Week is back post-pandemic beginning April 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
Black Press Media social media specialist Tegwyn Hughes and friend Nathan Rideout enjoy sample brews during the Victoria Beer Society’s Lager Than Life event in the city’s brewery district last weekend. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)

Victoria Beer Society delights patrons with back-to-back weekend events

In-person tastings invited locals to try a range of lager and fresh-hopped beers

Black Press Media social media specialist Tegwyn Hughes and friend Nathan Rideout enjoy sample brews during the Victoria Beer Society’s Lager Than Life event in the city’s brewery district last weekend. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)
Bocce courts, seen in the left corner of a rendering, are part of renovation plans for Canoe Brewpub as it transforms into Victoria’s first Craft Beer Market location. The plans received council approval earlier this month. (Courtesy of FORT Architecture)

Bocce courts, games room approved for Victoria’s Canoe Brewpub takeover renovations

Canadian brewpub chain Craft Beer Market purchased the pub in January

Bocce courts, seen in the left corner of a rendering, are part of renovation plans for Canoe Brewpub as it transforms into Victoria’s first Craft Beer Market location. The plans received council approval earlier this month. (Courtesy of FORT Architecture)
Victoria’s Canoe Brewpub will soon be the eighth Craft Beer Market location in Canada. (Google Maps)

Craft Beer Market buys Victoria’s Canoe Brewpub

Craft Beer Market operates nine locations across Canada

Victoria’s Canoe Brewpub will soon be the eighth Craft Beer Market location in Canada. (Google Maps)
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
New organization to host Great Canadian Beer Festival starting in 2019

New organization to host Great Canadian Beer Festival starting in 2019

Longtime beer festival board pours their last pint, hands reins to Victoria Beer Week Society

New organization to host Great Canadian Beer Festival starting in 2019
Travel down the Okanagan Ale Trail

Travel down the Okanagan Ale Trail

The best of of brewers, breweries and craft beer in the Valley

  • Sep 18, 2018
Travel down the Okanagan Ale Trail
Category 12 Brewing Pushes the Boundaries of Beer Making

Category 12 Brewing Pushes the Boundaries of Beer Making

British Columbia brewery provides a variety of craft beer styles

  • Sep 4, 2018
Category 12 Brewing Pushes the Boundaries of Beer Making
The 26th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival at Royal Athletic Park runs Sept. 7 and 8. Photo contributed

Pass a pint: Great Canadian Beer Festival tickets on sale now

Over 200 brews and ciders will be featured at this year’s craft celebration

The 26th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival at Royal Athletic Park runs Sept. 7 and 8. Photo contributed
Joe Wiebe, producer of Victoria Beer Week, gears up for the nine-day festival of craft beer by drinking a Vienna coffee beer, a lager style brew from Breakside Brewery at The Drake Beer Parlour. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria Beer Week celebrates ‘five years of cheers’

Nine-day craft beer festival delves into home brew workshops, food pairings and a road trip to Sooke

Joe Wiebe, producer of Victoria Beer Week, gears up for the nine-day festival of craft beer by drinking a Vienna coffee beer, a lager style brew from Breakside Brewery at The Drake Beer Parlour. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Phil Atkinson, Gerry Hieter, Claudia McNeil and John Rowling (L-R) are the team behind the Great Canadian Beer Festival. Contributed photo

Victoria’s Great Canadian Beer Festival not just for ‘hopheads’

Annual beer fest has seen a lot of change over 30 years, as craft beer booms across the province

Phil Atkinson, Gerry Hieter, Claudia McNeil and John Rowling (L-R) are the team behind the Great Canadian Beer Festival. Contributed photo