Seasonal beers and new experiences to pair this November 🍻

Posted October 27, 2020

                              Embrace November on the BC Ale Trail

The days may be shorter and the temperatures lower, but the exploring doesn’t stop. In BC, late autumn brings another world of wonders.

From eagle viewing and salmon fishing, to storm watching and peak waterfall chasing, the moody change of seasons is something to celebrate.

Of course, in between all the activity, November also welcomes the perfect excuse to huddle up indoors with your favourite brews or visit some of the province’s coziest tasting rooms.

Here’s a taste of what to savour this month on the BC Ale Trail!

Beers are better with friends! 🍻

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Birds, Bikes, and Beers

Bird watching just got extra fun.

The launch of the BC Bird Trail inspired writer Lucas Akroyd to embark on an epic cycling/bird-watching/beer-drinking adventure in Richmond.

The area is filled with bustling habitats for flocks of migratory birds, majestic birds of prey, and craft beer connoisseurs. Spread your wings and find out how to find the best bird viewing (and where to hydrate between stops).

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The BC Ale Trail is always brewing with stories. Meet some of the people and places featured this month:

Don’t forget to be a considerate craft beer consumer as you’re out on your ale-ventures. Follow the BC Ale Trail’s guide to physically-distanced tasting room etiquette.

The Monthly Beer Crush 💖

Curious what local celebs and influencers are sipping on? Teddy Cosco, aka @CastAndIron, gave us his top two beers of the moment. 

33 Acres Brewing: 33 Acres of Darkness Schwarzbier
Slight coffee, dark chocolate, clean and crisp finish.Driftwood Brewery: Fat Tug IPA
Intense hop profile featuring notes of grapefruit, mango, melon, and passionfruit. Sufficient malt to provide support. 

Teddy is a passionate outdoorsman, enthusiastic camp cook, and sometimes-lucky fly fisherman. When not at his day job as a university professor, Teddy can be found adventuring through the wilds of the PNW with a fly rod in hand, sampling local craft beers, or experimenting with new cast iron recipes.

Explore Squamish

Nestled between Vancouver and Whistler on one of North America’s most scenic stretches of highway, Squamish is a destination all to itself. A mecca for adventure seekers and sightseers alike, it was named by the New York Times as one of the Top 52 Places to Go.

:fallen_leaf:  Some autumn activities in the Squamish area include:

💦 Chasing waterfalls after a big rain

:pick: Visiting the Britannia Mine Museum

:mountain_bicyclist::skin-tone-3: Mountain biking: There are hundreds of trails to choose from!

:fishing_pole_and_fish: Fishing for salmon and trout on the Cheakamus, Mamquam, and Squamish Rivers

:woman-golfing::skin-tone-4: Golfing at Squamish Valley Golf Club and other courses in the area (season ends November 15! For updates, visit their Facebook page.)

🥾 Hiking the trails at Porteau Cove Provincial Park, Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park, or any of the parks in between!

:beers: And what goes better with outdoor activity than great local craft beer? A-FRAME BrewingBackcountry Brewing and Howe Sound Brewing are all open with pandemic protocols in place to keep patrons and staff safe. Squamish Liquor Store is also open for your craft beer needs!

New experiences are brewing on the Squamish Ale Trail. Let the #BCAletrail be your guide.

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Sip & Stay Specials

As we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the BC Ale Trail, we’ve partnered with Destination BC and hotels across the province to provide Sip & Stay packages featuring discounts, perks, and, in some locations, the Explore BC IPA.

Book a getaway with Rossland Bike Retreat and you’ll receive 20% off 2 nights’ accommodation, a free Rossland Beer Co. growler, and 50% off your growler fill! 

A two-night package starts at $125* per person. Valid Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, 2020.*Plus applicable taxes, based on double occupancy

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Welcome to the BC Ale Trail!

Be sure to check out these recent additions to the BC Ale Trail while you’re out ale-venturing in our wild backyard this month!

Wander through every corner of BC and find a unique brewery experience waiting for you! Explore our full brewery index.

Keep an eye out!

It’s the third year of the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience Awards! Between November 9-15, you’ll be able to nominate your favourite brewery. Watch for an announcement with more information in your inbox in early November.

Read why Land & Sea Brewing won last year.

Join Joe with guests: Zach Mirosevic, Head Brewer at Mighty Peace Brewing in Fort St. John, Josh Vanderheide of Field House Brewing in Abbotsford & Field House CHWK in Chilliwack (opening soon!), and Jared Brown from Mid Island Liquor (Parksville and Sayward).

Tune into the BC Ale Trail Instagram channel from 6pm to 7pm on Thursday, October 29th.

BC Ale Trail App

If you haven’t downloaded the BC Ale Trail app yet, what are you waiting for? The app is your guide to craft breweries and related participating locations around BC. Find a new brewery or visit an old favourite and check in to collect points that can be redeemed for fun rewards! You can collect points every time you visit a participating location.


Any new users who download the app between October 31 and November 1 will automatically be entered to win. Download the free app on iOS or Android app today and take it on all your ale-ventures!


  • Superflux Beer Company (Vancouver) – Redeem 150 points for 15% off merchandise (up to $100).

  • Mario’s Kitchen (Delta) – Redeem 200 points for a medium pizza when a second one has been purchased.

  • Fernie Visitor Centre (Kootenay East) – Redeem 25 points for a branded sticker or 50 points for 10% off a beer glass.

  • Spinnakers Liquor Store (Victoria) – Redeem 100 points for 15% off craft beer, wine, or spirits.

Although travelling might look a little different this year, there are still plenty of outdoor activities and ale-ventures to embark on.Please remember to practice safe, respectful travel when leaving home to explore BC’s beautiful communities, rivers, lakes, mountains, and shorelines.