In this episode of the Cascadian Beer Podcast, Aaron visits Nanaimo, BC.

Earlier this year, Aaron travelled to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, visiting the Longwood Brewery, which has been around since 2013. The brewery grew out of a popular local brewpub of the same name, the Longwood Brewpub, but is a separate and unique operation. Longwood focuses heavily on local ingredients and supporting the local community.

Longwood Brewery on the BC Ale Trail
Longwood Brewery in Nanaimo, BC

Aaron sat down with owner/brewmaster Harley Smith. One of the topics they covered was the fact that the Longwood Brewpub was the first brewery to get approval to fill growlers in BC.

Harley Smith of Longwood Brewery checks out the hops growing near his brewery in Nanaimo.

Longwood Brewery on the BC Ale Trail.

Longwood Brewpub and Longwood Brewery can be found on the Vancouver Island Part 1 Ale Trail.

Plan now. Explore BC soon. Start booking your BC holidays for the rest of summer and fall. Be sure to check on cancellation and refund policies. For now, stay close to home and #ExploreBCLocal. Find your local Ale Trail here.
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