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Trippin’ Out: Staycation BC heads to the Okanagan and Interior

In our Summer issue, we served up a batch of stories about the beer scene on the Island and Coast, featuring an 'Ale Trail' beer loop that a few of our regular writers travelled during the spring. Now, in the spirit of Staycation BC, we're embarking on a much bigger loop: the entire South BC Interior, including the Thompson/Okanagan, Kootenays and Rockies regions.
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YeastVan Beer Walk

This summer, I took a long-overdue trip down to‘Yeast Van’ to check out Callister Brewing and Doan’s Craft Brewing Company. Simply put, it was great to finally visit these two welcome additions to the neighbourhood. Cycling down to the area was a breeze with the two-way bike lane past the Cordova Diversion and over the new Powell street overpass. There are certainly other ways to get down to the area by bike, but coming from downtown, this was the best.
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Session Beers and India Session Ales

According to that font of all knowledge, Wikipedia, a definition of 4.5% ABV or less has been proposed by beer writer Lew Bryson. I would heartily support that notion. In contrast, the Brewers Association has adopted a new session beer category within their Great American Beer Fest competition, with an alcohol content not to exceed 4.1% ABW (5.1% ABV).
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