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Bricklayer Brewing, now open in Chilliwack (Photo courtesy of Bricklayer Brewing)

Bricklayer Brewing Opens in Chilliwack

Hot on the heels of our recent announcment about Farmhouse Brewing and a second Field House location, Bricklayer Brewing has now also opened in Chilliwack. Well, technically they have been open as a taproom for a few weeks, but they only recently got final approval to serve their own beer.

Founded by Megan McDonald and Kris Schmidt, Bricklayer Brewing is located at 46126 Yale Rd #101 and is open 11–9, Monday to Tuesday.

They currently have three of their own beers on tap and in crowlers: Great Expectations IPA (6.5%), To Infinity gin IPA (9%), and Burnin Down the House smoked table beer (4.5%).

V2V Black Hops Hits Hard Times

V2V Black Hops Brewing in Langford has announced that they may soon have to close their doors. The brewery took over the space previously occupied by Axe & Barrel in March, just as the CVOID-19 pandemic began to sweep across the nation. As a new business, they did not qualify for any government relief money and have been struggling to keep the lights on all year. They managed to raise $3985 on Gofundme earlier this year, but that doesn’t go very far in these hard times.

They are holding a pre-closing sale from Dec 5 to Dec 20, then having an “operational pause” from Dec 24 to Jan 5. At that point, they will assess whether it is feasible to reopen.

Suck it Cancer

Backcountry Brewing has released their annual batch of Suck it Cancer. Originally named Suck it Trebek, after the SNL sketch, once it became public that Alex Trebek was suffering from pancreatic cancer in 2019 they rebranded it as Suck it Cancer and made it a fundraising initiative.

The can features artwork from Chili Thom, who is a local wilderness guide turned artist who succumbed to cancer in 2016. Last year they raised $11,033 for the BC Cancer Foundation and this year they plan to raiser $15,000.

MP Proposes Legalizing Nationwide Beer Shipping

A conservative backbencher tabled a private member’s bill this week that proposes allowing Canada Post to offer direct-to-consumer sales of out-of-province beer, wine, and hard liquor from coast to coast to coast.

Currently, only four provinces allow direct-to-consumer sales within province: Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. The plan, dubbed “buy, ship and sip” would bypass provincial restrictions, aiming to unlock new markets for producers, particularly smaller operations.

I think this is a great idea, I’m just surprised it came from a Conservative MP. Oh well, whatever it takes to get me cool beers from Toronto and Montreal, I guess.

  – Ed Kaye, Editor



Looking into the Future of BC Craft Beer

By J. Random
Longtime What's Brewing columnist J. Random tackles the theme of our Winter 2020 "Virtual Beerality" issue by looking into the future of craft brewing. Features a graph of BC brewery birth and death rate statistics. Were we already reaching peak beer? View story →



Community Spotlight: Sean White of Copper Brewing

By Beer Me BC

In its current issue headlined 'Virtual Beerality,' What's Brewing magazine discusses the future of BC's craft beer in a world with reduced contact with a group of industry members. Here is the full interview with Sean White of Copper Brewing.

The post Community Spotlight: Sean White of Copper Brewing appeared first on Beer Me British Columbia.

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Ed Kaye's Event Calendar Picks


We are heading into a quieter period for events, the holiday lull, combined with COVID restrictions has made events a little thin on the ground.

Tonight, Stanley Park Brewing is holding a beer pairing dinner. They will be serving a 4-course meal created and executed by their Head Chef, with each course paired with a beer selected, crafted and brewed onsite by their brewers. 

On Monday, Dog Mountain Brewing is holding a virtual beer tasting. They plan to discuss four of their beers, with tasting notes, and go over the story behind them, their brewing secrets and whatever other random things come up.


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From Beer Me BC

Twin Sails Brewing – Cookie Jar Oatmeal Fudge Stout

By Lundy Dale

________________________________________________________________________________ PRESENTED BY JAK’S BEER, WINE, SPIRITS  From the Winter  2020 edition of the What’s Brewing Tasting Panel _________________________________________________________________________________ For the last few years, we have known Twin Sails Brewing  Continue Reading…

Full review →

Temporal Artisan Ales – Noyaux Tarte

By Ted Child

Temporal Artisan Ales has been making a name for itself amongst beer fans who appreciate barrel-aged sours. Brewed out of the Luppolo Brewing space in East Vancouver, Temporal ferments and  Continue Reading…

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Newsroom Editor: Navin Autar


Travelbar Takes The BC Bar Experience On The Road

Bryce LaCouvée and Brenna Hinchsliff built TravelBar during the pandemic, offering a safe and fun alternative to brick-and-mortar bar establishments. Full Story →



From Beer Me BC

Old Yale Brewing Releases Irish Cream Imperial Stout & Pink Grapefruit

After releasing our Pink Grapefruit Rosemary Gose, we’re jumping right back into the dark and rich Winter brews! Say Hello to this fan favourite, Irish Cream Imperial Stout. ‘Tis the season to TREAT YOURSELF!

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Beer-lovers across BC rejoice with Superflux’s $5 Shipping

Available just in time for the holiday season, beer-lovers across the province can order their favourite brews from Superflux throughout the month of December for a guaranteed $5 delivery fee, regardless of the order size.

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Andina Brewing’s Limited Release of OSCURA – Black Cherry 🍒 Stout

Oscura means dark in Spanish which suits this very dark, bold and rich oatmeal stout. Brewed with top of the line malts, this beer is incredibly smooth.

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From Beer Me BC

Supply Chain Purchaser – Specific Mechanical Systems – Victoria, BC

Is a manufacturer of craft brewing and distillation equipment, pressure vessels, food processing equipment, pharmaceutical vessels, and water/waste water… From Indeed – Thu, 10 Dec 2020 00:37:03 GMT – View  Continue Reading… View Job →

Assistant Brewer – Trench Brewing – Prince George, BC

Trench Brewing is looking for a Brewer to join our growing team! As a young, small, and quality oriented company we are looking for individuals with a strong… $17.30 –  Continue Reading… View Job →


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