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

Farmhouse Brewing Opens in Chilliwack

Last Saturday, Farmhouse Brewing in Chilliwack held a grand opening event to celebrate being BC’s newest brewery.

Located in Greendale, on the outskirts of Chilliwack, this new brewery is a family-run business on an 11.5 acre working farm, where they grow their own barley. They assembled the brewery in a custom-built facility on their land, with an attached tasting room, patio, and picnic area.

Brewer Josh Rempel studied at the Siebel Institute in Chicago, and has experience working at Field House Brewing in Abbotsford and Streetcar Brewing in North Vancouver.

Their opening line-up consists of Daybreak hazy IPA, Nightfall dark lager, Greendale golden ale, Make Hay lager, and Stonehouse sour, as well as local cider, kombucha, and soda options. Hopefully they will add some Belgian farmhouse ales in the future!

Beer Careers Note: Check out the newly listed Farmhouse positions in the Beer Me BC Job Postings below. Also note the appearance of Wild North Brewing Company, coming to Creston, BC!

Field House Opens Chilliwack Location

Speaking of Chilliwack and house-themed breweries, Field House Brewing opened a new location this week in downtown Chilliwack, or as they call it DWTN CHWK. They have brewing equipment onsite, a large tasting room, a kitchen, and off sales. It looks pretty similar to their set up in Abbotsford from the pictures. More info

Boardwalk Brewing recovers Missing Tanks

As a follow up to last week’s story on Boadwalk Brewing‘s missing fermenters, the Coquitlam RCMP found the missing tanks at two different local scrap yards. Sadly, one of the tanks suffered major damage, while the other suffered minor damage.

The tanks are now heading to a fabrication facility in Penticton for damage assessment and repair, but it is thought that at least one may be beyond repair.

Turning Point Unionizes

Workers at Turning Point Brewery in Delta have voted 93% in favour of unionization, in a response to low wages and lack of transparency from management. The workers are joining the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2.

SEIU Local 2 represents workers across British Columbia and Canada in the liquor production, distribution and retail industry, including Mission Hill Winery, JAK’s Beer Wine Spirits, Molson, Granville Island, and Okanagan Springs.

Some of you are probably thinking, who are Turning Point Brewery? They are the division of Labatt that make the Stanley Park Brand.

Mill Street Brewery Closes Calgary Location

You may remember a few weeks back Mill Street had to temporarily close their Calgary brewpub due to multiple health violations. They have now announced that effective Nov 3, they will be closing permanently.

They are citing the unforeseen impact of COVID-19 on the restaurant industry. This is a bit of an odd one. There are lots of smaller brew pubs and restaurants that are weathering the storm, yet this one that has Labatt money behind it has to close? I guess it’s a good example of how big beer doesn’t really care about the product being made, or the people involved, just the amount of profit it generates. This line could also be added to the Turning Point story above.

Mod Beverage Acquires TBA Assets

This may be another “who, what, where” headline for many of you, but TBA beverages was the entity formerly known Craft Collective Beerworks, itself formerly known as Factory Brewing. They used to brew such brands as Phantom, Spectrum, and Haus Lager, as well as a number of US contract brews from breweries like Odin.

A few months back TBA filed for bankruptcy and their assets were bought by Mod Beverages. MOD is a new business, locally owned and operated, with a new ownership and management structure. Founders Alex Milne and Paul Mroczek will serve as CEO and President, respectively, and ownership will be retained wholly by them.

Their portfolio also includes Mighty Hard Coconut Water, Parade Hard Seltzer, Getaway Hard Cider and Boujee Canned Wine.

  – Ed Kaye, Editor



A Year Like No Other for Whitetooth Brewing

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For BC's breweries, 2020 has been a year like no other. But most haven't ridden the roller coaster like Whitetooth Brewing. Surviving the pandemic was the primary focus during Spring 2020. Half a year later, Golden BC’s craft brewery became the most golden of them all, winning three gold medals and five total at the 2020 Canadian Brewing Awards. Let’s hear what 2020 been like directly from brewery founder Kent Donaldson. View story →



Craft Beer Superfan Spotlight: Sea To Sky Beer Guy

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 Malcolm Yates, AKA Sea To Sky Beer Guy!

The post Craft Beer Superfan Spotlight: Sea To Sky Beer Guy appeared first on Beer Me British Columbia.

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Ed Kaye's Event Calendar Picks


Tonight at 18:00 The BC Ale Trail is holding their Virtual Hoppy Hour on Instagram, where Joe Wiebe will be talking to Zach Mirosevic of Mighty Peace Brewing in Fort St. John, Josh Vanderheide from Field House Brewing, and Jared Brown from Mid Island Liquor.

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

From tonight until Sunday, Hypha Beer Project will be collaborating with Bao Down for the launch of their third beer, an IPA called Ikigai. Tickets get you one beer, one bao, and a chance to win a live-painted custom skateboard from a local artist. Partial proceeds will be donated to the Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA)

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

On Saturday night, Whistler Beer Month concludes with a tap takeover at Brickworks, featuring Slackwater, Strange Fellows, and House of Funk, plus the launch of a special collab between Slackwater and Brickworks.

WB Halloween Calendar

From the What’s Brewing BC Events Calendar:

Halloween events can be found here.


View our Full Calendar ≫


Newsroom Editor: Navin Autar


Guinness unveils alcohol-free stout

In our latest magazine, Central City Brewers' Gary Lohin revealed how a deluxe dealcoholization process saves the body of their Street Legal IPA. He mentioned that a Stout might be possible to do as well. Well, it turns out that the world's biggest stout maker was working on exactly that...using the same cold filtration approach Central City does. Full Story →


Cheers to Vernon’s Okanagan Spring Brewery

Company produced first brew 35 years ago on Oct. 19, 1985. Full Story →



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MOD Beverage Inc. Acquires TBA Beverage Assets

Multi-brand beverage start-up MOD Beverage Inc. has acquired assets from the now-defunct TBA Beverage (formerly known as Craft Collective Beerworks and Factory Brewing). Full Story →



From Beer Me BC

HYPHA Project Beer Release #3 – Ikigai Northeast IPA

A double-dry hopped Northeast style IPA with a beautifully balanced hop blend of Sabro, Citra and Mosaic hops. A bouquet of coconut, pineapple, citrus and berry notes come together in colourful harmony.

Full Story → 

Halloween Treat from Andina Brewing – ¡PÁNICO! Sour IPA with Tangerine 🍊

With a mild tartness, subtle tangerine notes and loads of citrusy hops over a light malt bill this beer has something for everyone - no matter how you are celebrating Halloween this year.

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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 →



From Beer Me BC

Front of House Manager

Farmhouse Brewing Co. is looking to hire an enthusiastic, professional, craft-beer loving Front of House Manager to our team. Farmhouse Brewing Co. is a brand new farm-based brewery located in  Continue Reading… View Job →

Tasting Room Server

Farmhouse Brewing Co is looking to hire enthusiastic, friendly, professional, craft-beer loving Tasting Room Servers for our team. Must be able to work Fridays and Saturdays. Farmhouse Brewing Co. is  Continue Reading… View Job →


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 →

Taproom Server – Steamworks Brewery – Burnaby, BC

Steamworks Brewery (Burnaby) is looking for the right individual to join our Taproom team. If you are interested in working alongside great people, serving… $13.95 an hour From Indeed –  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 →

Territory Sales Manager – Victoria/South Vancouver Island – Central City Brewers and Distillers – Victoria, BC

Central City Brewers & Distillers Ltd. Central City Brewers and Distillers and Red Racer Brewery is a total alcohol supplier with Award winning Craft Beer and… From Indeed – Tue,  Continue Reading… View Job →


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