By Joe Wiebe
Canada's microbrewing stream begun in British Columbia with the founding of Horseshoe Bay Brewing in 1982. 3 many years later, B.C. is domestic to greater than fifty breweries, together with a dozen brewpubs. Beer travelers are coming in droves, and personal liquor shops are promoting particular bottles of beer at costs formerly reserved just for fantastic wine.
With profiles of every of B.C.'s craft breweries, in addition to maps, tasting excursions and an insider's examine the folk in the back of the kegs and casks, Craft Beer Revolution is the definitive consultant to British Columbia's booming craft beer scene, from the movement's early founders nonetheless thriving today-Spinnakers, Granville Island and Vancouver Island-to the present leaders-Central urban, Howe Sound and Driftwood-as good because the so much remote-Tofino Brewing, Townsite in Powell River, and Plan B in Smithers.
Each brewery has a story to inform, and Joe Wiebe, the Thirsty author, has heard all of them. B.C.'s prime beer author, he has spent the decade traveling through the province, sampling craft beer anyplace he can locate it. His irreverent advisor may be an vital spouse for beer nerd and amateur alike.
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For that matter, I do recommend going to the brewpub in person. Stay overnight, enjoy a meal in the restaurant and a nightcap at the pub listening to a local band. Wake up to the incredible views of the Chief, maybe even go for a climb or a hike, and then buy some bottles to bring home with you. ’s top craft beer getaways. C. C. 5% ABV | 52 IBU John Mitchell’s own recipe, this is a pitch-perfect esb. 7% ABV | 25 IBU Like a picture of a solid German Hefeweizen seen with 3-D glasses, this beer explodes with flavour.
Beer Awards: it’s worth the trip to Whistler alone. Bridge Brewing North Shore Pale A delicious pale ale with a solid Northwest hop profile. Howe Sound Brewing King Heffy Imperial Hefeweizen Warning: after one taste, you will not stop until this entire one-litre bottle is empty. And then you might want to open another... C. with a deep malty flavour tinged with roasted pumpkin: not cloyingly sweet like too many other pumpkin beers. C. dates back to 1858, the same year British Columbia became a province, when William Steinberger opened Victoria Brewing on the shores of Swan Lake, just north of Victoria.
Whistler Brewing dates back, in various ownership configurations, to 1989, and Howe Sound Brewing in Squamish was established in the mid-’90s. C. that I am aware of. Sadly, that company didn’t survive. North and West Vancouver seem primed for a brewing explosion. Cut off from the main part of Vancouver by two very busy bridges, I expect that North Shore beer lovers would welcome a few breweries or brewpubs to call their own. Right now there is only Bridge Brewing, one of the newest breweries described in this book, but not long ago there were two brewpubs there too: Sailor Hagar’s, where Central City’s Gary Lohin came into his prime as a brewer, and Taylor’s Crossing Brewpub (originally Avalon Brewing), which was part of the Mark James Group’s chain of brewpubs, but unfortunately closed in 2011.