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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.