Craft beer

Phillips Brewery is among the local craft brewers offering enhanced pickup service in the era of COVID-19. Courtesy Phillips Brewery

MATHIEU POIRIER: Local breweries pitch in with drive-up and delivery services

With taprooms closed and social contact limited, thirsty patrons have new ways to stock up

 

Mathieu Poirier: Beer School a key element of Victoria Beer Week

Mathieu Poirier: Beer School a key element of Victoria Beer Week

Aficianados and novices alike can learn much about their favourite brews, March 6-14

 

Mathieu Poirier: Excitement builds for Victoria Beer Week

Mathieu Poirier: Excitement builds for Victoria Beer Week

Tickets for March 6-14 celebration of all things crafty on sale now

 

Mathieu Poirier: Looking back on the year in beer

Mathieu Poirier: Looking back on the year in beer

New breweries, taprooms open; more on the way for Victoria, as are the Canadian Brewing Awards

Mathieu Poirier: Looking back on the year in beer
MATHIEU POIRIER: Options for pairing beers with holiday fare

MATHIEU POIRIER: Options for pairing beers with holiday fare

From saisons to bocks, many local craft beer choices pair well with seasonal meals

MATHIEU POIRIER: Options for pairing beers with holiday fare
MATHIEU POIRIER: Liven up November with the Christmas Craft Beer Show

MATHIEU POIRIER: Liven up November with the Christmas Craft Beer Show

Congratulations also in order to Victoria area breweries that brought home BC Beer Awards

  • Oct 26, 2019
MATHIEU POIRIER: Liven up November with the Christmas Craft Beer Show
Victoria’s Oktoberfest brings out the Bavarian in all of us

Victoria’s Oktoberfest brings out the Bavarian in all of us

Stein and Dine at Victoria Public Market celebrates German food, beverages, culture on Oct. 19

Victoria’s Oktoberfest brings out the Bavarian in all of us
MATHIEU POIRIER: Winterbrau a feast for dark beer lovers

MATHIEU POIRIER: Winterbrau a feast for dark beer lovers

Canoe’s popular annual celebration of winter brews expanding to two days, Nov. 9-10

  • Sep 19, 2019
MATHIEU POIRIER: Winterbrau a feast for dark beer lovers
Mathieu Poirier: Craft beer and carnivores collide at Brewery and the Beast

Mathieu Poirier: Craft beer and carnivores collide at Brewery and the Beast

Popular event continues to grow, spreading out at Royal Athletic Park

  • Aug 23, 2019
Mathieu Poirier: Craft beer and carnivores collide at Brewery and the Beast
MATHIEU POIRIER: Exciting changes in store for Great Canadian Beer Fest

MATHIEU POIRIER: Exciting changes in store for Great Canadian Beer Fest

Annual celebration of craft beer expands to include more breweries from around the country

  • Jul 20, 2019
MATHIEU POIRIER: Exciting changes in store for Great Canadian Beer Fest
Mathieu Poirier: Local craft beer the star in many summer events

Mathieu Poirier: Local craft beer the star in many summer events

From The Thirsty Chef event to pop-up beer gardens in Centennial Square, brewers have you covered

  • Jun 26, 2019
Mathieu Poirier: Local craft beer the star in many summer events
MATHIEU POIRIER: New Island brewery tour book a great resource for beer fans

MATHIEU POIRIER: New Island brewery tour book a great resource for beer fans

Learn some of the background of local breweries in Island Craft, by Jon C. Stott

  • May 19, 2019
MATHIEU POIRIER: New Island brewery tour book a great resource for beer fans
Mathieu Poirier: Beers beat wines for pairing with food

Mathieu Poirier: Beers beat wines for pairing with food

Complexities, ingredients and styles offer more diverse choices, writes Monday beer columnist

  • Apr 23, 2019
Mathieu Poirier: Beers beat wines for pairing with food
Big on Bocks: Ancient German lager/ale has many different styles, flavours

Big on Bocks: Ancient German lager/ale has many different styles, flavours

Monday craft beer columnist Mathieu Poirier gets his goat on

  • Mar 16, 2019
Big on Bocks: Ancient German lager/ale has many different styles, flavours
CRAFT BEER COUNTDOWN: Victoria Beer Week 2019 nearly upon us

CRAFT BEER COUNTDOWN: Victoria Beer Week 2019 nearly upon us

Monday beer columnist Mathieu Poirier revels in this learning and tasting extravaganza

  • Feb 19, 2019
CRAFT BEER COUNTDOWN: Victoria Beer Week 2019 nearly upon us
BEER AND CHOCOLATE: An ideal Valentine’s combination

BEER AND CHOCOLATE: An ideal Valentine’s combination

Monday craft beer columnist Mathieu Poirier explores the options in Victoria

  • Jan 27, 2019
BEER AND CHOCOLATE: An ideal Valentine’s combination
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
Festive and seasonal brews on tap at Christmas Craft Beer Show

Festive and seasonal brews on tap at Christmas Craft Beer Show

Monday beer columnist Mathieu Poirier is already thinking about these beverages

  • Nov 2, 2018
Festive and seasonal brews on tap at Christmas Craft Beer Show
WHAT’S ON TAP: Howl Brewing joins the pack of local craft beer operations

WHAT’S ON TAP: Howl Brewing joins the pack of local craft beer operations

Monday beer columnist Matt Poirier checks out a new microbrewer in North Saanich

  • Jul 17, 2018
WHAT’S ON TAP: Howl Brewing joins the pack of local craft beer operations
Phillips Brewery’s tasting room has hit the spot for many craft beer aficianados. Photo by Mathieu Poirier

MATHIEU POIRIER: Poured from the source

Monday’s resident beer columnist checks out the new tasting room at Phillips Brewery

  • Jul 5, 2018
Phillips Brewery’s tasting room has hit the spot for many craft beer aficianados. Photo by Mathieu Poirier