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Business Of Beer Original Stories Vancouver Island

Lucky Lager: the Island’s working-class beer thrives despite craft craze

Larry Pynn is a longtime Vancouver Sun writer who became intrigued by the culture of Lucky Lager upon retiring to the Cowichan Valley. Here’s his look at a beer that’s special to an entire region of BC.

Events & Festivals

Ed Kaye’s Top Beer Picks for Great Canadian Beer Festival 2019

The 27th Great Canadian Beer Festival taplist features over 275 beers. To give you a helping hand, Ed Kays has put together a list of top picks.

Events & Festivals

Canada’s longest-running beer fest features new attractions for 2018

The 26th Annual Great Canadian Beer Festival returns to Victoria BC on September 7 & 8, 2018. This year, 60+ breweries and cideries will  feature over 250 beers and ciders. In its 26th

BC Breweries & Cideries

Swan’s Brewpub – Victoria’s Longstanding Staple of Craft Beer Experience

There are a small handful of breweries in BC that can say they have been here since the beginning. Following shortly after The Horseshoe Bay Brewery and Spinnakers was Victoria’s

Events & Festivals

2014 Great Canadian Beer Festival – The Time and Place for Craft Beer in British Columbia

The Great Canadian Beer Festival has been running since long before Craft Beer was considered cool/ In its 22nd consecutive year more than 8000 attendees found their way to Victoria’s

BC Breweries & Cideries Vancouver Island

Four Mile Brewpub – The Newest Addition to Victoria’s Craft Beer Scene

Four Mile may be the newest addition to the vibrant Victoria Craft Beer scene but they are by no means the new kids on the block. Four Mile Brew Pub

Events & Festivals

The 2013 Great Canadian Beer Festival – Beer for the People!!!!

The Great Canadian Beer Festival was first held back in 1993 as a tribute to Craft Beer. The beer has changed a lot over the course of the last 20

Events & Festivals

2013 Canadian Beer Awards Winners – The Best Beer in Canada is Announced

The 2013 Canadian Brewing Awards have been announced from the beer capital of British Columbia, Victoria. At  the 11th annual event BC’s top brewers competed against breweries from across the

Events & Festivals

The 2012 Great Canadian Beer Festival

It has come and gone. The 20th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival is now complete. The list of brewers for this 2012 edition of the event was in excess of

Beer Reviews Top BC Beers Vancouver Island

Hoyne Brewing Co. – Down Easy Pale Ale

Hoyne Brewing Co. – Down Easy Pale Ale Review Born and brewed out of Victoria BC The Hoyne Brewing Co. Down Easy Pale Ale is a great tasting, mid-hopped beer.