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Two Fermenting Tanks Stolen from Under-Construction Brewery

We are starting this week with some pretty crappy news. The owner of Port Coquitlam’s upcoming Boardwalk Brewing came into work on Monday morning to find that someone had taken off with two large fermenting tanks that were being stored in their loading bay. The tanks were outside because they were finishing up the floor build and they were supposed to be moved inside this week.

The tanks are worth about $20,000 each, measure 12 and 14 feet in height by 5 feet in diameter, and weigh around 1.3 tons. To move them correctly, they say that you would need a crane truck or forklift with extensions.

Obviously it’s very hard to steal something of this size without anyone noticing, so the RCMP is working with local businesses to review any security footage of the area. Other than breaking them down into scrap, it will be hard to sell these locally in such a tight-knit community, so hopefully someone will turn these guys in if they try to sell them on.

If you know anything at all about this theft, please send any tips to

North Vancouver Makes Park Drinks Permanent

Now on to a bit of good news. The City of North Vancouver council has voted unanimously to make their public drinking pilot project permanent, with a couple of adjustments. Civic Plaza has been removed from the list of designated areas, due to a number of noise complaints that resulted in the police being called, and the hours have been reduced to 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This is great to see. Hopefully we will see more of these projects extended. Sadly, here on Southern Vancouver Island, they didn’t even bother with a pilot project.

Trench Brewing Partners with PG Humane Society

Trench Brewing in Prince George has released a limited edition ESB designed to help the Prince George Humane Society—a community-based, registered non-profit that provides a safe haven for abused neglected and abandoned animals.

A dollar from every 4 pack or 50 cents from every pint of the ale goes towards the PG Humane Society, to help with the ongoing care of the animals at the shelter. They also held a fundraiser last Saturday to launch the brew.

CBMAs Go Global in 2021

The Craft Beer Marketing Awards (CBMAs) has announced its 2021 Awards Program is expanding and will accept entries from around the world in beer, hard seltzer, and cider. Categories will be broken up into five regions: The Americas; UK, Europe; APAC – Asia & Pacific (including Australia & New Zealand); MENA, Africa & Beyond.

This year they have also added timely categories for Pandemic Marketing and Human Right Awareness. Entries are open from October 1, 2020 and will be accepted through January 29, 2021. Breweries can submit their entries here.

  – Ed Kaye, Editor



Craft Beer Superfan Spotlight: Mike Ansley, the BeerRater

By Beer Me BC

In its current issue headlined 'Getting The Word Out', What's Brewing magazine celebrates some of BC's biggest craft beer advocates. Here is the full interview with Mike Ansley, AKA The BeerRater!

The post Craft Beer Superfan Spotlight: Mike Ansley, the BeerRater appeared first on Beer Me British Columbia.

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Ed Kaye's Event Calendar Picks


Tonight, CAMRA Victoria is holding their 22nd Watch Party, where they will be watching a bunch of videos on beer while sharing a few drinks.

In Penticton tonight, Slackwater Brewing will be holding a release party for their first barrel-aged beer bottle release from their Confluence series—a Lithuanian farmhouse ale called Jūra.

In Whistler tonight, Black’s Pub will be holding a 4-course beer paring meal featuring beer from Coast Mountain Brewing.

At the same time, the Raven Room in Whistler will be holding a beer cocktail competition.

From tomorrow night The Station Public House in Penticton will be having a Bad Tattoo Brewing tap takeover. They will be doing flights of Bad Tattoo beer and special pizza all weekend long.

On Friday and Saturday, Stonesedge Kitchen in Whistler will be serving up craft beer-infused platters in partnership with Strange Fellows Brewing. On Saturday and Sunday, they will also be serving up beer infused brunch foods.

On Friday and Saturday, The Longhorn Saloon in Whistler is hosting a Deep Cove Brewing tap takeover with delicious sliders to complement the beers.

On Saturday, The Barking Parrot Bar will be wrapping up Penticton Beer Week with an Oktoberfest themed day, featuring exclusive cask beers.

On Saturday and Sunday, The Raven Room in Whistler is serving up a two-course brunch paired with Coast Mountain Beer.

On Tuesday, Tapley’s Pub in Whistler is holding a Backcounty Brewing Bingo night, featuring Backcountry Brewing pints and prize packs from Backcountry Brewing.


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From Beer Me BC

BC Ale Trail’s Explore BC IPA Collab

By Lundy Dale

Every year over the last 5 years, the BC Craft Brewers Guild has teamed up with one of its brewery members to create an original release to celebrate BC Craft  Continue Reading…

Full review →

Love Shack Libations-Jaihu Are You?

By Ted Child

Love Shack Libations is a nano-brewery in Qualicum Beach, BC. One man show, Dave Paul, has teamed up with UVI Anthropology Professor, Dr. Marie Hopwood, to do a series of  Continue Reading…

Full review →



From Beer Me BC

Main Street Brewing Launches New Space-Themed IPA Series

Main Street Brewing is taking its beer to infinity and beyond and introducing the first two in a series of space-themed IPAs that will be launched during the next four months by the Mount Pleasant brew crew.

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COCOLAT Toasted Coconut & Chocolate Stout Is Back! 🥥

The return of our first stout of the year is a real crowd-pleaser. This dark and rich oatmeal stout was brewed with British and Munich malts plus smooth dark malts for a rich chocolate taste.

Full Story → 

Strange Fellows Brewing Releases Boris Russian Imperial Stout 2019

Aged a year in Buffalo Trace barrels and a recipe heavy in roast and dark malts this 10.3% stout has an assertive backbone. Suggestions of dark dried fruits add complexity and peat smoked barley lends a scotch like nose.⁠

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By Bring Your Porter To The Slaughter

The latest BC Beer Releases include:

 Field House Brewing Releases “Citra Tettang Galaxy XPA”

 Red Collar Brewing Releases 2020 “Inflorescence” Agave Saison

 Dageraad Brewing Releases “Birth of the Cool” Dry-Hopped Mixed-Culture Saison

 Hypha Project Releases “The New Normal” IPA

 Taylight Brewing Releases “Guava & Lychee” Low Cal Fruit Beer

 Brassneck Brewery Releases “Highfalutin” Barrel-Aged Saison

 Off the Rail Brewing Collaborates with Brickworks on “Flip Cide” Stout & Cider Blend

 BC Beer Awards Announces 2020 Collaboration Brew: “Class Act” Dry-Hopped Sour

 R&B Brewing Releases “Rainy Day Dream Away” Butterfly Pea Flower Saison

 Coast Mountain Brewing Releases 2020 “First Aid Kit” Pomegranate Sour

Visit the full listing for more new BC beer launches →



Newsroom Editor: Navin Autar


Election night provisions: Drink options from British Columbia’s swing ridings

If you are looking to enjoy some cider, wine or beer with a political twist, here are 13 drink suggestions from 15 swing ridings. Full Story →


Drinking in parks here to stay at some spots in North Vancouver

The City of North Vancouver council voted unanimously Monday night to approve making a summer pilot project, that allowed the public to drink alcohol within designated areas at nine civic parks and plazas, permanent with a few tweaks. Full Story →



From Beer Me BC


Brewer – Permanent, Full-Time   About Fernie Brewing Company: Fernie Brewing Company is a fast growing and dynamic craft brewery situated in the popular mountain town of Fernie, B.C. We  Continue Reading… View Job →

Head Brewer – Wild North Brewing Company Inc. – Creston, BC

Being located in a tight-knit community also requires a Brewer that is a natural communicator who is outgoing and eager to interact with our customers. From WorkBC – Tue, 13  Continue Reading… View Job →


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