Craft beer

Victoria’s Canoe Brewpub will soon be the eighth Craft Beer Market location in Canada. (Google Maps)

Craft Beer Market buys Victoria’s Canoe Brewpub

Craft Beer Market operates nine locations across Canada

 

Phillips Brewery is among the local craft brewers offering enhanced pickup service in the era of COVID-19. Courtesy Phillips Brewery

MATHIEU POIRIER: Local breweries pitch in with drive-up and delivery services

With taprooms closed and social contact limited, thirsty patrons have new ways to stock up

 

So you think you’re not a beer drinker

So you think you’re not a beer drinker

New brews and flavours feature herbs, spices and fruit

  • Feb 28, 2020

 

Mathieu Poirier: Excitement builds for Victoria Beer Week

Mathieu Poirier: Excitement builds for Victoria Beer Week

Tickets for March 6-14 celebration of all things crafty on sale now

Mathieu Poirier: Excitement builds for Victoria Beer Week
Whistle Buoy Brewing in Market Square has been a popular addition to the downtown brewery district in Victoria. Photo by Mathieu Poirier

Mathieu Poirier: Looking back on the year in beer

New breweries, taprooms open; more on the way for Victoria, as are the Canadian Brewing Awards

Whistle Buoy Brewing in Market Square has been a popular addition to the downtown brewery district in Victoria. Photo by Mathieu Poirier
Options for pairing your beer with your favourite holiday fare

Options for pairing your beer with your favourite holiday fare

From saisons to bocks, many local craft beer choices pair well with seasonal meals

Options for pairing your beer with your favourite holiday fare
Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie

Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie

Duncan restaurant promotes Cowichan Valley food, produce, wineries, breweries and distilleries

  • Jun 10, 2019
Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie
Attendees of the All About the Wood event on March 2 during Victoria Beer Week will learn about the difference aging beer in casks can make. Courtesy VBW

CRAFT BEER COUNTDOWN: Victoria Beer Week 2019 nearly upon us

Monday beer columnist Mathieu Poirier revels in this learning and tasting extravaganza

  • Feb 23, 2019
Attendees of the All About the Wood event on March 2 during Victoria Beer Week will learn about the difference aging beer in casks can make. Courtesy VBW
Mad Men meets Breaking Bad at Category 12 Brewing

Mad Men meets Breaking Bad at Category 12 Brewing

Brewer and scientist Michael Kuzyk drinks in craft beer success

  • Dec 11, 2018
Mad Men meets Breaking Bad at Category 12 Brewing
New organization to host Great Canadian Beer Festival starting in 2019

New organization to host Great Canadian Beer Festival starting in 2019

Longtime beer festival board pours their last pint, hands reins to Victoria Beer Week Society

New organization to host Great Canadian Beer Festival starting in 2019
Travel down the Okanagan Ale Trail

Travel down the Okanagan Ale Trail

The best of of brewers, breweries and craft beer in the Valley

  • Sep 18, 2018
Travel down the Okanagan Ale Trail
Category 12 Brewing Pushes the Boundaries of Beer Making

Category 12 Brewing Pushes the Boundaries of Beer Making

British Columbia brewery provides a variety of craft beer styles

  • Sep 4, 2018
Category 12 Brewing Pushes the Boundaries of Beer Making
Joe Wiebe, producer of Victoria Beer Week, gears up for the nine-day festival of craft beer by drinking a Vienna coffee beer, a lager style brew from Breakside Brewery at The Drake Beer Parlour.                                Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria Beer Week celebrates ‘five years of cheers’

Nine-day craft beer festival delves into home brew workshops, food pairings and a road trip to Sooke

Joe Wiebe, producer of Victoria Beer Week, gears up for the nine-day festival of craft beer by drinking a Vienna coffee beer, a lager style brew from Breakside Brewery at The Drake Beer Parlour.                                Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS