North Vancouver set to become next Port Moody
Wolf Brewing Changes Hands
Nanaimo’s Wolf Brewing Company has announced that it is under new ownership effective February 1st, 2019. Full information about the change has not yet been released, but they have stated on Facebook that “the owners are Islanders, beer lovers, and bring a wide range of hospitality and business experience to the brewery”. Watch their website for updates.
Nanaimo Beer Week Under Way
Speaking of the Harbour City, its second annual Nanaimo Beer Week kicked off last night at Longwood Brewery, and continues until Sunday, when the sold-out Crafternoon Festival will take place at Longwood’s original Brew Pub. There’s also a Crafternoon Tap Takeover on Saturday. Full details at the Nanaimo Craft Beer Society’s website.
Second Annual Coffee + Beer Festival about to sell out
Russell Brewing stages hospitality industry mental health Collab For A Cause
Russell Brewing Company is releasing a new beer as part of a fundraising campaign in collaboration with Mind The Bar Canada. Partial Proceeds from each 4 pack and keg of Russel’s Belgian Table Beer, a low alcohol session beer, will help fund Mind the Bar’s a mental health resource, information, & support systems.
Mind The Bar is a community hub designed for the hospitality industry. This collaboration hopes to help dismantle the stigma surrounding mental health for hospitality industry workers. More info →
Northpaw & Backroads expand, double their seating capacity
Northpaw Brewing has announced that their licensed tasting room seat capacity limit has been increased from 25 to 50 by the City of Port Coquitlam. Congrats to them on overcoming that obstacle, no doubt made more difficult by forces beyond their control.
Backroads Brewing Company has also recently almost doubled its taproom and patio seating capacity, from 70 total to 123. As well, their brewing capacity has doubled with a major expansion. Full details →