Christmas Comes Early With Central City/Parallel 49 Advent Calendar

While many of us are still gearing up for Halloween, a couple of BC breweries are already thinking about Christmas. Central City and Parallel 49 have announced this year’s collaboration advent calendar featuring 24 seasonal favourites from both breweries. The Seasons Greetings pack contains brand new beers exclusive to the 24-Pack: 12 from Central City and 12 from Parallel…

Meet the Brewmaster: Strathcona Brewing’s Michael Nazarec

Strathcona Beer Company is the newest cool kid on the block, and with a gorgeous new brewery on East Hastings. We sat down with Brewmaster Michael Nazarec to talk about the inspiration behind the beer. Strathcona is one of the newest breweries on the scene, what niche are you hoping to carve out with craft…

Postmark Brewing Partners with the Pacific Salmon Foundation

I have always said the BC craft beer industry is one of collaboration, community and care. That’s no better reflected than in the latest partnership with Postmark Brewing and the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Postmark has unveiled the PSF Lager, a a custom craft session style lager in a new silver 355ml can, along with draft kegs. Partial…

BC Spirits Win Big In The Northwest

BC craft distilleries have taken home several distinctive awards beating out a number of distilleries across the Pacific Northwest. Sip Northwest released its fifth annual Best of the Northwest issue. This collector’s edition showcases the winners of the grand tasting competition from wine, beer, spirits and cider, along with top Northwest travel locations, locally focused restaurant and…

5 Fall BC Beers To Try (That Aren’t Pumpkin)

October is BC Craft Beer month, and with a wide variety of festivals happening all month long, it’s going to be one of the busiest months for craft breweries across the province. Top that off with all the recent fresh hop harvests, and you’ve got a perfect storm of creative craft beers coming out this month….

Canada’s Best Oktoberfest Celebrations

It can be hard to admit that summer has ended and that fall is officially here, but there is one exceptionally great way to ease the pain, and that’s celebrating in style. Nothing says fall better than Oktoberfest, the annual Bavarian tradition that dates back over 200 years. While the true celebration has to be…

Should a Beer Have a Fruit Wedge?

Generally speaking most bars won’t give a second thought when serving a pint with a wedge or lemon or orange, but have you ever wondered why they even do that in the first place…and if they should? When you think of beer with fruit wedges, chances are that you think of a lime wedge with…

13 BC craft ciders to try before summer ends

Craft beer is all the rage in BC right now, but behind the scenes there has been a growing movement of dedicated drinkers and brewers pushing the envelope when it comes to cider. It may seem like cider is a niche market, but we’re actually talking about a $55 million dollar domestic market that is…

5 must-try summer seasonal BC craft beers

August is one of the hottest months in Vancouver, and with the hot weather comes long days at the beach and on the patio. BC’s craft breweries have upped their game this summer and have released some of the most creative seasonal summer beers to date. Many of these are crisp, flavourful and light on…

Pucker up: Central City Releases their Second Sour

Sour beer fans listen up! Central City has just released their second iteration of their barrel sour program, coming hot off of last years very well received Sour Brown I. This second release is the limited edition wood-aged Central City Sour Kriek II. Sour Kriek II is a Belgian style Sour Red Ale infused with cherries and has been aging for two…

Alberta Makes it Even Harder to Drink Craft Beer

The Alberta NDP government hasn’t made it easy for craft beer, and with new regulations set to roll out come August, they’re making it even harder to find quality brew. First a little context: back in 2015 as part of the provincial budget, the Alberta government lowered the markup rate on beer originating from small…

BC’s Best Summer Fruit Beer

It honestly feels like every brewery in BC has some sort of fruit themed beer at the moment. And I really can’t blame them; if you look at what people want for a summer beer it tends to be something light, easily drinkable and with bold flavour that isn’t necessarily based on a hop-forward profile….