Winner of a 2020 Gourmand World Cookbook Award in Canada
Hopheads, rejoice! Take the ultimate beer-lover’s road trip from Victoria, BC’s craft beer capital, to Tofino and Campbell River, visiting craft breweries and brewpubs in between. Your guide? Jon Stott, born and bred in Victoria—and beer enthusiast extraordinaire.
In 1961, Vancouver Island had just one brewery. In 2018, Stott visited thirty-three breweries on the island—and three more breweries were slated to open within the year. For each brewery or brewpub, Stott shares well-researched backstories, examines the relationships between breweries and the communities in which they operate, profiles owners and brewers, and shares tasting notes for many of the beers each place offers.
Beginning at Spinnakers, Canada’s oldest and longest operating brewpub, the book culminates at Beach Fire Brewing and Nosh House in Campbell River, and includes a directory of Vancouver Island’s Breweries and brewpubs, a glossary of brewing terms, and a guide to different styles of beer.
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About the Author
Jon C. Stott is a retired professor and the author of more than twenty books, including Beer 101 North: Craft Breweries and Brewpubs of the Washington and Oregon Coasts, and Beer Quest West. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico but frequently visits his hometown, Victoria, BC.
Table of Contents
Part 1 South Island
Chapter 1 Victoria's Pioneer Craft Brewpubs 15
Chapter 2 Victoria's Pioneer Craft Breweries 33
Chapter 3 Victoria's Craft Beer Scene Expands 51
Chapter 4 Beer in the Burbs-Saanich, Saanichton, View Royal, Langford 71
Chapter 5 The Sooke Beer Boom 93
Part II Mid-North Island
Chapter 6 Island Hopping from Duncan to Chemainus via Salt Spring Island 109
Chapter 7 Craft Breweries Move into Nanaimo (aka Lucky Territory) 133
Chapter 8 The Highway 4 Ale Trail from Georgia Strait to the Pacific Ocean 151
Chapter 9 Craft Beers from Cumberland to Campbell River 173
Directory of Vancouver Island Breweries and Brewpubs 201
Glossary of Brewing Terms 225
A Guide to Beer Styles 237
From Grain to Glass: Brewing, Packaging, and Drinking Beer 251
Reading Ale about It: A Two-Four of Beer Books 261