Explore the Tastes of Autumn on the BC Ale Trail

Posted October 7, 2020
Explore the Tastes of Autumn on the BC Ale Trail
As summer comes to an end, BC’s craft breweries are serving up a variety of
harvest-themed beers and other styles perfect for fall.
October 6, 2020 – Victoria BC – Autumn brings a range of unique styles of beer, including fresh hop beers, Oktoberfest-style lagers, pumpkin beers, and harvest-themed beers.
To celebrate the season, the BC Ale Trail has compiled a blog featuring a variety of autumnal beers from the province’s craft breweries. Each beer was hand-crafted and inspired by BC’s amazing agriculture. This fall, explore your local breweries and you’ll find “New Experiences are Brewing Nearby!”
Here is a selection of autumn beers on the BC Ale Trail:
Explore BC IPA with Haskap Berry – Brewed Collaboratively by 6 Regional Breweries
(6% ABV | 60 IBU)
Our Explore BC IPA is a collaboration among six breweries from across BC’s mountain towns to the wild north, and the Sea-to-Sky to our ranches, rivers, and ranges. Homegrown haskap berries and blackberries present a rich berry colour, while the balance of BC hops and locally malted grains provide traditional pine notes and subtle fruity, floral flavours. This limited edition West Coast IPA is a true representation of our province that pairs perfectly with BC’s natural beauty.
The Explore BC IPA is available for a limited time at 50 government liquor stores, several private liquor stores, and on tap at several breweries and restaurants. See this blog for the full distribution list. We have also partnered with Destination BC and several hotels to offer Sip & Stay packages around the province.
Bright Eyed Brewing
Fresh Prince Fresh Hop IPA – Bright Eye Brewing
(6.5% ABV | 40 IBU)
Brewed with 100 lbs of Comet hops from Legit Hops in Chilliwack, straight from the bine to the brewery within three hours of harvesting. Notes of oily citrus, pine and peppercorn in every mouthful.
Bright Eye Brewing can be found on the Kamloops, Shuswap, Vernon & Merritt Ale Trail.
Dying Wish Nordic IPA – Jackknife Brewing
(5% ABV | 40 IBU)
This beer includes a big addition of fresh Centennial, Cascade, and Chinook hops from the brewer’s own backyard. Brewer Brad Tomlinson, who has 22 hop plants at home and another eight at the brewery itself, describes the beer as fresh, juicy, and smooth.
Jackknife Brewing opened at the start of the pandemic. We hope to add it to the Kelowna Ale Trail soon.
House of Funk
AION Farmhouse Ale – House of Funk
Brewing (7.0% ABV)
House of Funk’s first anniversary beer, Aion, is a culmination of the brewery’s house cultures developing over the year, providing a unique harmony of acidity, aged complexity, and funk.
House of Funk Brewing can be found on Vancouver’s North Shore Ale Trail.
Maiden Harvest Saison – Foamers’ Folly Brewing
(6.5% ABV | 27 IBU)
This farmhouse saison features triticale, a hybrid of rye and wheat, from the first yield of the brewery’s own farm in Maple Ridge. The triticale was paired with a citrusy yeast, and hopped with just enough Sabro hops to incorporate notes of citrus and cedar.
Foamers’ Folly Brewing can be found on the Maple Ridge Trail.
Fresh Data Fresh Hopped Hazy IPA – Category 12 Brewing
(5% ABV | 34 IBU)
This once-a-year release features delectable, freshly picked Cascade hops from Chilliwack.
Category 12 Brewing can be found on the Victoria Ale Trail.
Full Patch Pumpkin Saison – Longwood Brewery
(9% ABV | 30 IBU)
Who knew that a Belgian-style saison brewed with pumpkins and spices would taste so good? Longwood’s brewmaster Harley Smith, that’s who!
Longwood Brewery can be found on the Vancouver Island Part 1 Ale Trail
#BCAleTrail & #ExploreBC
New Experiences are Brewing Nearby!
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