Wolf Brewing Co. Nails the Belgian Tripel

Wolf Brewing Company is a little off the beaten path but well worth the treck.  Located in the industrial area of south Nanaimo at #2 -940-Old Victoria rd. it is noted by a sign on the side of the Old Island Highway reading “tours”.  Long time Brewer and pub Manager …

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Spinnaker’s, Canada’s Oldest Brew Pub, Catches Fire

Spinnaker’s is Canada’s oldest brew pub. They were the first to get the licensing to have a brewery and pub at the same locating.  Up until 1982 liquor laws in canada did not allow for this scenario as most of the beer available for consumption were owned by the big …

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White Sails Brewing Co. turns One !

I have been so broke lately, I am missing all the good stuff!!  Vancouver Island has opened four new breweries in the past few weeks and I have missed it all! One thing I decided not to miss however, is the first birthday party over at White Sails Brewing Company …

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Celebrate Craft…. Beer! Fundraiser on November 5th on Granville Island

Celebrate Craft beer

“Celebrate Craft…. Beer” is an annual charitable fundraiser celebrating 18 of our homegrown BC breweries, alongside a curated market of local artists.  The funds raised will support the ongoing delivery of the Craft Council of BC’s “Craft Heritage and Me” program for under-served youth.” As an artist and craft beer lover myself, I am …

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Big Weekend For BC Craft Beer

October is Craft Beer Month in BC. Although there are several events happening all over the province for the duration of the month, three of the year’s major events happened over this past weekend. Friday started with the launch of www.bcaletrail.ca.  The Thirsty Writer Joe Wiebe, in conjunction with the BC …

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Nanaimo’s Longwoodstock the highlight of Nanaimo events for summer 2016

Longwoodstock Logo

As I sit here listening to the rain outside I am painfully aware that the summer of 2016 is almost over.  The kids are heading back to school tomorrow and the Great Canadian Beer Fest is next weekend already.  Since 1993 it is THE beer event of the fall in …

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Lucky’s Liquor hosts Brew Master’s Dinner with Longwood Brewery

Longwood Brewery is running like a well oiled machine.  The brewery located on Boxwood road here in Nanaimo BC opened in the spring of 2012 and has since began to produce some of the finest brews that Vancouver Island has to offer.  They have doubled their capacity since their first batch of …

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Who knew the Kinsmen were so cool?

I have to admit, I had a preconceived idea that a beer fest hosted by the Nanaimo Kinsmen/Kinette group would be something my parents might enjoy more than me.  I expected a handful of breweries with sales pitches and a laid back atmosphere….  boy, was I wrong!  I had a …

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