Welcome to the BC Ale Trail podcast page.

Aaron from the Cascadian Beer Podcast will visit a different BC brewery every month and report back here. Follow along, subscribe, and send us suggestions for a brewery you’d like us to profile.



October is BC Craft Beer Month and the highlight is the BC Beer Awards. All of the British Columbia brewing industry comes together to celebrate BC Craft Beer. In this episode Joe Wiebe (Thirsty Writer) joins me to co-host this episode.

BC Beer Awards Winners List

In this episode we spoke with:
Ken Beattie – Executive Director of the BC Craft Brewers Guild
Jorden Foss – Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
Dave Paul – LoveShack Libations
Ben Coli – Dageraad Brewing
Josh Vanderheide – Field House Brewing
Mike Kelly & Brent Malysh – Backroads Brewing Co.
Nigel Springthorpe – Brassneck Brewery



Hearthstone Brewery is located in North Vancouver, BC where they have been brewing up some innovative craft beers since opening in 2014. Pairing perfectly with this brewery is their “Tap & Forno” restaurant next door which not only serves their brews fresh on tap but also features some great pizzas made in a custom pizza oven. I first sit down with Darren Hollett for the story behind Hearthstone Brewery, then with brewmaster George Woods about their beers.

Find Hearthstone Brewery on Vancouver’s North Shore Ale Trail.



What if all your favorite breweries were on the same street? Well, that’s exactly what has happened in Port Moody, BC. The zoning of the municipality has created a unique situation where all the breweries are located on Murray Street. There are four breweries situated on this street, which has earned it the nickname of “Brewers Row.”

I’m focusing on two breweries in this episode and visit the remaining breweries in a future episode.

In this episode I’ll be speaking with the first brewery to open on this street, Yellow Dog Brewing with co-owner Mike Coghill.

Later I’ll walk down to the second brewery, Moody Ales and speak with co-founder Adam Crandall.

Find Brewers Row on the Port Moody Ale Trail.



I’m in Chemainus, BC on Vancouver Island at a brewery that took over seven years to open their doors. There is a lot behind the story of Riot Brewing Co. so I spoke with two of the founders, Aly Tomlin & Ralf Rosenke.

Find Riot Brewing Co. on the Cowichan, Nanaimo & Parksville Qualicum Beach Ale Trail.


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