Craft beer

Black Press Media social media specialist Tegwyn Hughes and friend Nathan Rideout enjoy sample brews during the Victoria Beer Society’s Lager Than Life event in the city’s brewery district last weekend. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)

Victoria Beer Society delights patrons with back-to-back weekend events

In-person tastings invited locals to try a range of lager and fresh-hopped beers

 

Bocce courts, seen in the left corner of a rendering, are part of renovation plans for Canoe Brewpub as it transforms into Victoria’s first Craft Beer Market location. The plans received council approval earlier this month. (Courtesy of FORT Architecture)

Bocce courts, games room approved for Victoria’s Canoe Brewpub takeover renovations

Canadian brewpub chain Craft Beer Market purchased the pub in January

 

Victoria’s Canoe Brewpub will soon be the eighth Craft Beer Market location in Canada. (Google Maps)

Craft Beer Market buys Victoria’s Canoe Brewpub

Craft Beer Market operates nine locations across Canada

 

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
Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie

Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie

Duncan restaurant promotes Cowichan Valley food, produce, wineries, breweries and distilleries

  • Jun 10, 2019
Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie
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
New organization to host Great Canadian Beer Festival starting in 2019

New organization to host Great Canadian Beer Festival starting in 2019

Longtime beer festival board pours their last pint, hands reins to Victoria Beer Week Society

New organization to host Great Canadian Beer Festival starting in 2019
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
328 Taphouse general manager Shane Snider (left) credits bar manager Stuart Smith (right) for maintaining the rotation of B.C.’s tastiest craft beers on pour at the Colwood brewpub. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

BEST OF THE CITY: Ale trail hops outside city limits

Colwood beer spot opens craft scene to suburban dwellers

328 Taphouse general manager Shane Snider (left) credits bar manager Stuart Smith (right) for maintaining the rotation of B.C.’s tastiest craft beers on pour at the Colwood brewpub. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
The 26th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival at Royal Athletic Park runs Sept. 7 and 8. Photo contributed

Pass a pint: Great Canadian Beer Festival tickets on sale now

Over 200 brews and ciders will be featured at this year’s craft celebration

The 26th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival at Royal Athletic Park runs Sept. 7 and 8. Photo contributed
Joe Wiebe, producer of Victoria Beer Week, gears up for the nine-day festival of craft beer by drinking a Vienna coffee beer, a lager style brew from Breakside Brewery at The Drake Beer Parlour. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria Beer Week celebrates ‘five years of cheers’

Nine-day craft beer festival delves into home brew workshops, food pairings and a road trip to Sooke

Joe Wiebe, producer of Victoria Beer Week, gears up for the nine-day festival of craft beer by drinking a Vienna coffee beer, a lager style brew from Breakside Brewery at The Drake Beer Parlour. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Phil Atkinson, Gerry Hieter, Claudia McNeil and John Rowling (L-R) are the team behind the Great Canadian Beer Festival. Contributed photo

Victoria’s Great Canadian Beer Festival not just for ‘hopheads’

Annual beer fest has seen a lot of change over 30 years, as craft beer booms across the province

Phil Atkinson, Gerry Hieter, Claudia McNeil and John Rowling (L-R) are the team behind the Great Canadian Beer Festival. Contributed photo