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A Tale Of Two Cideries

By Jeff Nairn
  • May 22, 2019
Regardless of where a cidery in BC sits on the production spectrum, their product is lumped in with the Refreshment (RTD) category. All cider products—foreign or domestic, mass-produced cider-flavoured cocktails or locally produced, truly 100% BC products— are classified this way. They’re all lumped in with alcoholic sodas, Caesar cocktails, and wine spritzers.
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A Look in the Tank with Jim Ure of Interior Stainless

By Kim Lawton
  • May 1, 2019
Based in Summerland, Interior Stainless sells custom-made stainless steel fermenting vessels and brite tanks to brewpubs and microbreweries around North America. Owner/Operator Jim Ure has been contributing to the growing beer industry for almost 30 years as a custom tank maker.
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Mid-Island Brewery Touring: A Cross-Section Of Paradise

By Brian K. Smith
  • April 18, 2019
When we think of paradise, we think of faraway destinations with exotic food, drink and landscapes. For a beer lover, this could be in the bars of Prague, the monastery breweries of Belgium, or the urban breweries along the banks of the Willamette River in Portland. Or, closer to home, the scenic spas and unique breweries of Vancouver Island.
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Tacofino pleases with its “Hastings Outpost” beer dinner series

By Brian K. Smith
  • April 16, 2019
Tacofino’s iconic menu is served with many types of beverages in its many locations, but at its Hastings Commissary outlet there are eight taps of BC craft beer for the ultimate pairing experience. Now they’ve taken the marriage of beer and tacos one step further with a series of beer pairing dinners, running monthly until July 2019.
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Becoming a BC Beer Warrior

By Malcolm Yates
  • April 3, 2019
Questions pinball through my brain, syncopated with the beat of my overstressed heart. It’s day three of BC Beer Wars training and I am struggling. I had thought the training would be hard but manageable. Hah.
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Brewmaster Tony Dewald: the Wizard of Hops

By J. Random
  • March 13, 2019
Rock star is a term that has occasionally been used to describe certain iconic BC brewers. Trading Post’s brewmaster Tony Dewald most definitely suits that label, but unlike others, he is doubly qualified: as a star musician in his youth, and as a star brewer today.
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