BC Craft beer

Launching May 1, the BC Ale Trail's Victoria Ale Trail Passport program encourages locals to visit the region’s participating breweries and treat themselves to homegrown craft beer. Photo courtesy BC Ale Trail.

Pick up your passport to the Victoria Ale Trail

Locals invited to support Victoria’s craft breweries this May for a chance to win prizes

 

Victoria brewery throws support behind still-operating restaurants

Victoria brewery throws support behind still-operating restaurants

Vancouver Island Brewing initiates #TakeOutTuesday to keep local eateries in the public eye

 

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

 

Taprooms trending for Victoria area craft brewers

Taprooms trending for Victoria area craft brewers

Monday beer columnist Matt Poirier looks back and ahead at breweries making a difference

  • Dec 18, 2018
Taprooms trending for Victoria area craft brewers
Craft beer alert: Victoria Beer Week tickets on sale now!

Craft beer alert: Victoria Beer Week tickets on sale now!

Launch party happens tonight at Île Sauvage brewery in Rock Bay

Craft beer alert: Victoria Beer Week tickets on sale now!
ON BEER: Craft brewers offering seasonal dark delights

ON BEER: Craft brewers offering seasonal dark delights

Mathieu Poirier talks about the latest winter beers from local brewhouses

  • Nov 22, 2018
ON BEER: Craft brewers offering seasonal dark delights
MATTER OF BEER: Getting Fresh in the Fall

MATTER OF BEER: Getting Fresh in the Fall

Monday columnist Mathieu Poirier looks at fresh-hopped beers that mark harvest season

  • Sep 23, 2018
MATTER OF BEER: Getting Fresh in the Fall
MATHIEU POIRIER: Swan’s contributes to Beer Fest brews

MATHIEU POIRIER: Swan’s contributes to Beer Fest brews

Monday beer columnist visits the downtown brew pub to find out about their special dunkelwiezen

  • Sep 3, 2018
MATHIEU POIRIER: Swan’s contributes to Beer Fest brews
Merridale Cider’s proposed Dockside Green location would include a brewhouse for producing beer, as well as a full-service restaurant, taproom and retail space. Photo contributed

Merridale Cider to move into Victoria and start brewing beer

Cobble Hill craft cidery looks to open brewhouse and distillery at Dockside Green by fall 2019

Merridale Cider’s proposed Dockside Green location would include a brewhouse for producing beer, as well as a full-service restaurant, taproom and retail space. Photo contributed
4 Mile Brewing’s East Coast IPA presents a colour that is perhaps a good indication of its cranked up citrus flavours. Photo courtesy 4 Mile Brewing

POIRIER ON BEER: Two sides of the same hop

Matthieu Poirier checks out a few options for hoppy beers on offer locally

  • Jun 5, 2018
4 Mile Brewing’s East Coast IPA presents a colour that is perhaps a good indication of its cranked up citrus flavours. Photo courtesy 4 Mile Brewing
CRAFT BEER REVIEW: Summer beers lightening up

CRAFT BEER REVIEW: Summer beers lightening up

Mathieu Poirier looks at some of the lighter, fruitier warm weather offerings

  • May 8, 2018
CRAFT BEER REVIEW: Summer beers lightening up
Victoria Beer Week is underway, with some of the premiere events happening at the Victoria Public Market. Image contributed

Mathieu Poirier: Hop into Victoria Beer Week

Fifth annual craft brew festival offers something for everyone at downtown venues

  • Mar 5, 2018
Victoria Beer Week is underway, with some of the premiere events happening at the Victoria Public Market. Image contributed