As soon as Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the restart of travel, my husband and I started planning an adventure in BC’s beautiful backyard, the East Kootenays. On this trip, we had the opportunity to visit three local breweries: Rumpus Beer Company and Mt. Begbie Brewing Co., Brewing in Revelstoke, and recent #CBAC2020 triple gold medal winner Whitetooth Brewing Company in Golden.Issue: Fall 2020
By Brian K. Smith
I had always believed that BC would one day be the beer mecca of North America. We seemed so close, then COVID-19 struck. So I ventured out to talk to brewers, managers, and owners about their experience during this pandemic. Would it destroy us or make us stronger? My quest was to find out and, of course, drink some fresh craft beer along the way!Issue: Fall 2020
By Beer Seekers
With five breweries within essentially a one-block radius, Kelowna’s North End is the new BC brewery cluster to rival Port Moody Brewer’s Row. Then, with 15 breweries and counting in city limits, Kelowna has as many breweries as Yeast Van. If you’re on the fence about a BC beer staycation in the Okanagan, start packing.Issue: Fall 2020
By What's Brewing
Kelowna is in the news this week, and not in a good way. But for every story about poor pandemic choices, there are others trying to get the message out to be responsible. Have you heard of restaurant and tasting room customers asking staff to remove their masks? BNA Brewing Co.'s Marketing Director Jill Jarrett shares some compelling, candid insights into the need for self-control on the part of the very clientele that BNA depends on for survival.
By Ted Child
No doubt all of us stuck at home in 2020 are dreaming about our next major road trip. Beer tourism is essential travel, isn’t it? Good news: this great little book will get snobby West Coast beer drinkers ready to dream about a trip to (gasp!) Alberta to taste craft beer.
By Beer Seekers
Last month, just before the world changed, two members of the What’s Brewing team stopped by the Victoria Caledonian Distillery & Twa Dogs Brewery. We learned a few things about this underestimated member of BC’s craft beverage clan that are worth sharing. * Featuring an interview with founder Dr. Graeme Macaloney *
By Dave Smith
Here's a story that swims against the stream this month: rather than gloomy news about taps being closed off, it's a happy tale about people working towards opening something new.…
By Kim Lawton
The Okanagan Fest of Ale, one of BC’s longest running beer festivals, is celebrating 25 incredible years this year. The milestone anniversary Okanagan Fest of Ale is “Kickin’ it Old School”, taking things back to 1996 in what promises to be the biggest craft beer celebration the Okanagan has ever seen.Issue: Spring 2020
By Navin Autar
Canada’s first purpose-built gastro brewpub brings you Victoria’s largest selection of traditionally crafted brews and pub fare with a local twist. A covered & heated waterfront patio, a dining & taproom with a view, a place to spend the night, growler fills and menu of local seasonal fare makes Spinnakers an essential taste of Victoria.