In 2013, I became president of the Vancouver branch of the Campaign For Real Ale BC (CAMRA BC), with a mandate of modernization, greater consumer advocacy, and membership growth. I also had a private agenda: to advance “real ale” in BC by curating cask festivals, promoting cask nights, and supporting establishments with a cask focus.
Penticton is quickly proving to be one of BC’s best craft beer towns, with six (soon to be 7) craft breweries. Excitement is percolating for the 25th annual Okanagan Fest of Ale on April 17th and 18th. Early bird tickets are on sale until January 15!
Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Brewing & Brewery Operations program was crowned champion at the BC Beer Awards in October 2019. In Part I of our Winter issue cover story, we look at what makes this story unique in Canada.
The past ten years have marked a revolution in Vancouver’s brewing scene. Carnell Turton of BREWard Inlet takes a retrospective look at five influential Lower Mainland breweries of the 2010s.
There’s nothing like walking into the liquor stores and seeing the shelves stacked with gorgeous wax-capped bottles filled with high-gravity delights. But when I’m trying to hack through the wax with a knife, I remember that I kinda hate these stupid things!
With the Kiwanis AleFest set to return to Prince George this weekend, our regional correspondent Adam takes a look at the Northern BC beer scene.
Self-serve craft beer bars, as seen in the USA, are great for those of us not endowed with patience to wait for a server to come by our table. But self-service of liquor is not permitted in British Columbia, so don’t look for self-serve beer walls in this province any decade soon.
Need ideas for a thoughtful gift the homebrewer in your life will use and appreciate? We’re here to help.
Too buried in work to shop for Christmas this year? Fear not; as long as you have friends and family that like beer, the BC Craft Beer Holiday Gift Guide can help out.
If you’re shopping for a BC beer lover this season, then congratulations: your search for the perfect gift is over.
In Part 2 of our Winter issue cover story, we visit the @KPUBrew Lab and get to know how the program works. Let's face it: there is probably no other science department that has the built-in appeal that beer brewing does.
Brian K. Smith reports on a very special event: the annual Craft Beer & Wilderness experience—an exclusive five-day craft-beer-based foodie retreat at a fishing lodge on the remote West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Every three months, What's Brewing BC gets together with Legacy Liquor Store to create a new installment of our Tasting Panel series. Our Winter round features some dark & silky BC Porters.
Our journey started over two years ago when we took a serious leap from home cider production to a fully-fledged cidery, using apples from city trees. For the past three summers we’ve cycled up and down alleyways, mapping apple trees.
In Part III of our trilogy on Kwantlen Polytechnic University's brewing program, we meet a true legend of the brewing industry, in BC and internationally. Nancy More has done a lot for women in the brewing world in her 40 years working with beer.