Craft Breweries

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

 

The Victoria Beer Society is hosting events on Oct. 8 and 9 highlighting the quality of craft brewers from across the province. (Courtesy of Victoria Beer Society)

Craft beer events a celebration and education

Victoria Beer Society hosts pop-ups Oct. 8 and 9

 

Chris Bjerrisgaard, who plans to open Small Gods Brewery with his partner in a commercial space on Third Street as part of the Oceanna residential complex, is pleased by council’s signal of support for their liquor license. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Proposed downtown Sidney brewery looks to be community-minded

Small Gods Brewery hoping to be open by April 2022

 

Sidney council signals support for second downtown brewery. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Petr David Josek)

Sidney council signals support for second downtown brewery

Coun. Sara Duncan uses debate to question the primacy of cars over people

Sidney council signals support for second downtown brewery. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Petr David Josek)
Canadian Beer Day on Oct. 6 aims to acknowledge the positive impacts of the brewing industry in this country. (Courtesy Victoria Beer Week)

Canadian Beer Day celebrates workers within and related to brewing industry

Third event by Beer Canada encourages brewing aficianados to #CheersAgain on Oct. 6

Canadian Beer Day on Oct. 6 aims to acknowledge the positive impacts of the brewing industry in this country. (Courtesy Victoria Beer Week)
Phillips Brewery is postponing its Backyard Double Header event as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, it announced Aug. 20. (Photo courtesy of Phillips Beer/Twitter)

Phillips Brewery cancels concert double header as COVID cases rise

Tickets will be fully refunded, concert rescheduled for summer 2022

Phillips Brewery is postponing its Backyard Double Header event as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, it announced Aug. 20. (Photo courtesy of Phillips Beer/Twitter)
The commercial ground floor of the Oceanna development in Sidney could end up being the site of not one, but two craft breweries. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Public asked to comment on second brewery in downtown Sidney

Proponent’s request for parking variance remains stalled

The commercial ground floor of the Oceanna development in Sidney could end up being the site of not one, but two craft breweries. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
North Coast Trail Ale. (Submitted photo)

Interest in Vancouver Island’s wild north coast continuing to brew

Growing interest in Cape Scott and the North Coast Trail can be washed down with new craft beer

North Coast Trail Ale. (Submitted photo)
Phillips Brewing, along Government Street in Victoria, has temporarily shut down after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Owners plan to re-open on Monday, Feb. 1. (Twitter/Phillips Brewing)
Phillips Brewing, along Government Street in Victoria, has temporarily shut down after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Owners plan to re-open on Monday, Feb. 1. (Twitter/Phillips Brewing)
Victoria Quarantunes is the name of the Spotify playlist that Canoe Brewpub has made in reaction to their live music nights and restaurant being shut down in response to COVID-19 fears. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Quarantunes playlist encourages support for struggling artists

Victoria brewpub creates local playlist after restaurant closes in response to COVID-19

Victoria Quarantunes is the name of the Spotify playlist that Canoe Brewpub has made in reaction to their live music nights and restaurant being shut down in response to COVID-19 fears. (Black Press Media file photo)
A digital rendering shows what the new Merridale Cidery and Distillery in Vic West will look like. (File contributed/ Merridale Cidery and Distillery)
A digital rendering shows what the new Merridale Cidery and Distillery in Vic West will look like. (File contributed/ Merridale Cidery and Distillery)