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BC’s Weekly Craft Beer News & Events Roundup
Presented by What’s Brewing BC


Verruktes Donnerbrau: a team of homebrewers led by Tim Vandergrift (pictured) brewed 25 batches last Saturday afternoon in Port Moody. A BC record for one session? A world record? No idea, but it's pretty cool. More pics here

Spring Issue Updates, Fruit Fest and more

Trading Post cover story up on our website

Trading Post Brewing might be flying under the radar for some BC beer fans, but it’s become a hub for the burgeoning Fraser Valley beer scene. Their third anniversary party in early February 2019 bore testament to that, as members of a handful of Valley ‘brewcomers’ including Northpaw Brewing, Fraser Mills Fermentation Co., Smugglers’ Trail Caskworks Ltd., Farm Country Brewing, Five Roads Brewing Co., CAMP BEER CO. (and its point of origin, the Full Barrel Brew Club) filed in to pay homage to what, by contrast, feels like a veteran brewery after only three years. Check out their amazing story >>

Kim Lawton previews the Okanagan’s spring events

In just a few weeks, it’s time for Okanagan Fest of Ale. That’s one of the best times to head over to Penticton and find out what makes them one of the best craft beer towns in Canada. Our own Kim Lawton has the lowdown on exactly what’s happening in the South Okanagan this spring. Preview below! Full story >>

Spring Issue featured on Just Here For The Beer Radio

Recently, we previewed the Spring 2019 issue of WB magazine with JHFTB’s Joe Leary and Rick Mohabir. Discussion our cover story, including Trading Post owner Lance Verhoeff’s height and good looks. Also our latest Tasting Panel Presented By Legacy Liquor Store’s pilsner spotlight. Discussion of why everyone needs to get to the Czech Republic. Listen to latest full episodeListen to just the What’s Brewing segment >>

Fruit Fest Tix on sale Saturday

It’s BC’s first large annual fruit beer festival, to be held in Abbotsford on August 24th. You can pick up your tickets and start browsing the beer vendors at starting Saturday at 10 AM. Find out more about the festival here | Tickets

Breweries battle in Keg Curling Fundraiser

The Comox Valley Curling Club is hosting a Battle of The Breweries Keg Curling Fundraiser — a spectator-friendly and fan-participation event this Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m. Full story >>

Industry Tip: The How-Tos of Craft Beer Design

With over 7500 breweries in North America and close to a thousand more coming on line each year, there’s a significant need for differentiation in the marketplace. With this in mind, design marketplace DesignBro has put together its take on the How-Tos of Craft Beer Design. Read more >>


with Edward Kaye

I know what you are thinking, it’s hot out right now and it’s the perfect time to crush light beers. I get it, but you’ll find me at Péché Day on Saturday, sipping on all of those rich, thick coffee imperial stouts. What better way to mark the beginning of spring?

Tonight, The Train Station Pub in Kelowna is hosting episode 4 of their Battle of the Breweries, with a showdown between 4 beers each from Vancouver’s Powell and Steel & Oak.

In Victoria tonight, Joe Wiebe is hosting a seminar at Vessel Liquor, where he will be leading a guided tasting focused on new breweries and beers.

Saturday bring’s Dieu du Ciel’s annual Péché celebration. This year we are lucky enough to have three BC bars pouring a total of 7 unique variations of the world-renowned Péché Mortel. You can check the beers out at The Drake in Victoria, Darby’s Gastown in Vancouver, and The Curious Artistry & Alchemy Café in Kelowna.

Also on Saturday, Backroads Brewing in Nelson, BC will be celebrating their 2nd anniversary with special beer release, live music, and more!

Next Tuesday, Craft Beer Market in Vancouver will be hosting their monthly brewmaster’s dinner, this time they will be pairing 4-courses with beers from Moody Ales.

Mar 23 all-day The Drake Eatery
Mark your calendars! The 2019 sin day will take place on Saturday, March 23th. 7 variations of Peche Mortel will be served in 68 establishments simultaneously, including 9 in Quebec,…
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – Mar 24 @ 11:00 am The Curious Artistry & Alchemy Café
We are excited to be one of the 68 bars hosting the event simultaneously around the world. There will be a total of 7 unique variations of Dieu Du Ciel!…
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – Mar 25 @ 1:00 am Darby's Pub & Liquor Store
Join us for our Grand Re-Opening Party March 23rd and 24th. Check out our newly renovated pub and new food menu while you enjoy some great beer, wine, and cocktail…
Mar 23 @ 11:30 am – 11:59 pm Darby's Gastown
Hi All We are excited to announce that we are hosting Brasserie Dieu du Ciel Peche Day 2019 at Darby’s Gastown on March 23rd 11:00 am – Close. No tickets…
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm Backroads Brewing Company
Come join us March 23rd as we celebrate our second anniversary. Live Music from the Jaded Hearts at 7pm, beer releases, and good times!
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm CRAFT Beer Market Vancouver
Moody Ales Brewmaster’s Dinner Tuesday March 26th 2019 Join Moody Ales & CRAFT Beer Market Vancouver for the next collaboration dinner. If you enjoy great beer paired with fresh local…
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Trading Post Brewing Eatery
The theme of this month’s Brewmasters Dinner at the Fort Langley Eatery is Middle Eastern! Come enjoy a meal with friends, and experience this delicious food paired with beers that…
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Penticton Trade & Convention Centre (PTCC)
Join 70 craft brewers and 5000+ craft brew enthusiasts at one of the largest and longest-running beer festivals in the Pacific Northwest! Heralded as one of Penticton’s best spring events,…

RSS Current Stories – Beer Me British Columbia

  • Torchlight Brewing – Awesome Flavour Hazy IPA
    Established in 2014, and set in picturesque Nelson, BC, Torchlight Brewing has certainly become a pleasant addition to the brew scene there. We seldom get Torchlight beers in Vancouver, so when
  • Lighthouse Brewing – Keepers Stout
    On St. Patricks Day, the popular beer of choice is either a green tinted lager ( and really, why would you ever do that to good beer!) or an Irish
  • Dogwood Brewing – Fest Ale
    In a province with so many strange and crazy breweries, Dogwood Brewing is another that, thankfully, marches to the beat of its own drum. Using only organic ingredients, based on

RSS Current Stories – Beer Me British Columbia

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