Beer

Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.

Discover British Columbia this fall … via the Explore BC IPA!

Destination BC brews up partnership with BC Ale Trail and 6 BC breweries for the Explore BC IPA

 

As patio season returns stronger than ever, craft beer enthusiasts at the B.C. Ale Trail have put together a list of the top 10 local brewery patios to visit, which includes Penticton’s very own Cannery Brewing. Source: pixabay.

Top local breweries to visit on the B.C. Ale Trail

Abbotsford, Victoria, Penticton, Kimberley and Port Alberni all topped the list

 

3D-printed parts will become part of face shields for health care workers. (File contributed/David Gilmour)

Victoria brewery uses 3D-printer to make face shields for health care workers

Phillips Brewing is teaming up with engineers to create single-use medical equipment

 

Victoria Beer Week launches on Friday with the Lift Off! event at the Victoria Public Market. (Courtesy of Victoria Beer Week)

Victoria Beer Week to begin on Friday

The week includes 19 events across the city for every beer lover out there

Victoria Beer Week launches on Friday with the Lift Off! event at the Victoria Public Market. (Courtesy of Victoria Beer Week)
So you think you’re not a beer drinker

So you think you’re not a beer drinker

New brews and flavours feature herbs, spices and fruit

  • Feb 28, 2020
So you think you’re not a beer drinker
Visit Wyatt Oikle and the team at Liquor Planet to see the festive decorations and take advantage of sales on all your favourite Christmas drinks.

Cheers: Get into the holiday spirit(s)!

Liquor Planet has everything you need to keep rocking around the Christmas tree

  • Dec 16, 2019
Visit Wyatt Oikle and the team at Liquor Planet to see the festive decorations and take advantage of sales on all your favourite Christmas drinks.
Uptown’s first Oktoberfest is happening on Oct. 5 (pexels.com/Engin Akyurt)

Saanich’s Uptown centre hosts its first Oktoberfest

The family-friendly event happens on Oct. 5

Uptown’s first Oktoberfest is happening on Oct. 5 (pexels.com/Engin Akyurt)
Dave Preston is selling a collection of 600 bottles of beer from around the world (File contributed/ Dave Preston)

Victoria man ready to sell 600 bottles of collector beer

Bottles range from the 1950’s-2000’s and hail from all over the world

Dave Preston is selling a collection of 600 bottles of beer from around the world (File contributed/ Dave Preston)
Owners of The Drake Eatery are hoping to open another beer lounge at the end of Herald Street. (Facebook/The Drake Eatery)

Owners of The Drake Eatery to open new brewery and lounge

The new lounge is set to open on Herald Street in downtown Victoria

Owners of The Drake Eatery are hoping to open another beer lounge at the end of Herald Street. (Facebook/The Drake Eatery)
Victoria City Council has endorsed applications for a new brewpub and distillery at 785 Caledonia Ave. (Google Maps)

City of Victoria votes against police recommendations for new brewpub hours

Victoria Police were not happy with extended hours proposed for new Hudson Taphouse

Victoria City Council has endorsed applications for a new brewpub and distillery at 785 Caledonia Ave. (Google Maps)
Whistle Buoy Brewing is slated to open in Market Square in 2019. (Whistle Buoy Brewing)

New brewery and taproom coming to downtown Victoria

The Whistle Buoy Brewing Company will open in 2019

Whistle Buoy Brewing is slated to open in Market Square in 2019. (Whistle Buoy Brewing)
Mad Men meets Breaking Bad at Category 12 Brewing

Mad Men meets Breaking Bad at Category 12 Brewing

Brewer and scientist Michael Kuzyk drinks in craft beer success

  • Dec 11, 2018
Mad Men meets Breaking Bad at Category 12 Brewing
Chris Bjerrisgaard says the re-re-branding of Vancouver Island Brewing really brings back more of the “Island feel” that customers missed. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria brewery re-brands again after cryptic new logo failed

Vancouver Island Brewing said goodbye to its confusing hexagon logo

Chris Bjerrisgaard says the re-re-branding of Vancouver Island Brewing really brings back more of the “Island feel” that customers missed. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Travel down the Okanagan Ale Trail

Travel down the Okanagan Ale Trail

The best of of brewers, breweries and craft beer in the Valley

  • Sep 18, 2018
Travel down the Okanagan Ale Trail
Category 12 Brewing Pushes the Boundaries of Beer Making

Category 12 Brewing Pushes the Boundaries of Beer Making

British Columbia brewery provides a variety of craft beer styles

  • Sep 4, 2018
Category 12 Brewing Pushes the Boundaries of Beer Making