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Local brewery added to B.C. Ale Trail

Barkerville Brewing one of eight breweries on a new arm of the trail

Quesnel’s Barkerville Brewing Company has been added to the B.C. Ale Trail.

The trail was launched in 2016 but recently added a northern arm, featuring craft breweries from coastal Prince Rupert to Valemount on the Alberta border.

There are eight breweries across six towns showcased on the new trail: Wheelhouse Brewing in Prince Rupert, Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse in Terrace, Bulkley Valley Brewery and Smithers Brewing in Smithers, Crossroads Brewing and Trench Brewing & Distilling in Prince George, Barkerville Brewing in Quesnel, and Three Ranges Brewing in Valemount.

“Ever since we started two years ago, our goal was to have a provincial-wide presence, so we’re thrilled to announce the Northern B.C. Trail,” says Joe Wiebe, director of content with the BC Ale Trail.

“Not only does the region have spectacular scenery, but it produces some of the most unique and delicious beer.”

Quesnel’s Barkerville Brewing Company tasting room serves beer on tap, plus snacks and other drinks, and features a custom table created by the Timber Kings. The company offers seven beers available year-round, as well as seasonal offerings like the 52 Foot Stout and the Claim Jumper Sour Series.

“With its majestic mountains and glacial rivers, Northern BC perfectly caters to those who love to spend their holidays and weekends exploring on-the-road. Now, with the addition of the Northern Trail, travelers can plan their trip, so they end a long day of driving with a pint of cold, locally brewed beer,” says a press release about the trail.

The Northern B.C. Trail is the 16th trail to launch.

The BC Ale Trail is a BC Craft Brewers’ Guild initiative, created to connect British Columbia’s world-class brewing scene with tourism organizations across the province.

READ MORE: B.C. breweries win big at 2018 World Beer Cup


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