Category: beer

Mike by Whistle Buoy Brewing Rose Pale Ale and Stuffed Salmon Pairing

Mike by Whistle Buoy Brewing Rose Pale Ale

I read recently that our Southern Resident Killer Whales are endangered with a population of only 74 in total alive today (https://bcaletrail.ca/vancouver-island-brewing-pod-pack/). To help support our orcas, the Pod Pack 2021, 4 craft beers from 4 Vancouver Island breweries was…

A Saison and a Helles Bock from the Vancouver Island Pod Pack for Orcas and Salmon

Pod Pack

Have you ever seen a pod of Orcas?  How about a pod of Orcas in a 4 pack? The Pod Pack The Pod Pack is a selection of 4 beers made especially to support the Pacific Salmon Foundation.  Pod Pack…

BC Breweries Release Over 50 New Beers Inspired by the Spring Season

Coast Mountain Bloem Saison

With the COVID restrictions, we are now enjoying wine and beer closer to home.  If you do enjoy beer, there is a slate of new beers released by our local BC breweries.  Here is a press release about the new…

Buy Beer, Save the Whales: Vancouver Island Brewing’s Pod Pack Launches for 2021

Vancouver Island Brewing Pod Pack

What do beer and orcas have in common? The Pacific Salmon Foundation.  Salmon are a food source for our resident orcas.  From now into early summer Vancouver Island Brewing is partnering with the Pacific Salmon Foundation to offer a special…

Alexander Keith’s 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky Released By Glenora Distilleries

Alexander Keith’s 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Are you a beer drinker? And a whisky drinker?  Did you know that whisky starts off by fermenting grains (just like beer) to release sugars that yeasts will eventually convert into alcohol? The Nova Scotian Alexander Keith’s brewery is best…

The BC Basket Donating 100% of Profit to Mamas for Mamas

Katherine and Shannon Mamas

Mamas for Mamas offers a space where mamas and their kids can feel safe and comfortable when they come in for poverty relief support. Mamas for Mamas also provides clothing, shoes, seasonal wear, and through our intake process Mamas can…

Celebrate Kiwanis AleFest At Home with 8 Exclusive Beers You’ve Never Had Before

Kiwanis AleFest craft beers

If you live in the interior of BC and enjoy craft beer, you may want to celebrate AleFest 2021.  Details below in their press release. ~~~ January 14, 2021, Prince George BC – Kiwanis AleFest invites you to celebrate their…

Memories of Chilean Wine and Hospitality – Santiago, Valparaiso, and the Casablanca and Aconcagua Valleys

Santiago Metropolitan Park via the Funicular of Santiago

With the lockdown on travel due to COVID-19, I thought I’d look back at some of my trips to wine regions around the world.  One of my memorable trips was to Chile in October 2009 where I toured around Santiago,…