Expedia.ca picks four BC cities for 2018’s Best Beer Towns in Canada

From Expedia, by Carolyn Albee

Ask any hophead from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, and you’ll hear the same refrain: craft beer in Canada just keeps getting better. Hoppier IPAs! Lighter lagers! Even more sour sours! There’s so much going on, it can be hard to keep up—but our annual report of the best beer towns in Canada is here to help. The 2018 edition covers even more hoppy happenings, the latest ester experiments, and the most up-and-coming sudsy cities. We’ve used the same rating system this time around, so here’s a refresher:

🍺 – Taps in Town rates the total number of breweries and brewpubs where you can grab a pint.

🏅 – Praise and Slays is all about awards—the more a town has, the better the rating!

🦄 – Creative Spirit is awarded for originality, whether that means creating unique flavours or building a brand-new beer following.

Whether you need IBU inspiration or are looking for a malty getaway, we’ve got your must-sip cities right here. These towns are home to some of the best breweries in Canada and should be on any beer lover’s bucket list. Let’s get hopping.

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  1. Hi Carolyn:

    I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed reading your article on the best beer towns in Canada. We couldn’t agree more! As the new kid on the block we are thrilled to be able to offer our fresh small batch beers to locals and visitors. People have been super supportive and our beer has been so popular that we need to expand! This is 3 years before we had planned to grow! I also wanted to let you know that there are 2 more breweries coming to downtown Penticton…. we are excited. A rising tide floats all boats! Now we have two more breweries to join us in our marketing efforts to promote Penticton as a great place to hang, enjoy craft beer and partake in all the great things we have in this area like hiking, running, climbing, cycling, skiing, etc. Although there was no mention of Highway 97 Brewing Company in your short article, we are a proud partner in the brew culture in Penticton. Likewise we have neighbouring Detonate Brewing in Summerland to the North and Firehall Brewing in Oliver to the south. These guys are really cool and should be acknowledged as part of our beer scene. Please reach out to me when you are coming here next and I would be happy to show you some of the brew culture beyond what you have experienced before. Until you visit again … Cheers!

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