Get Your Tasting Passport & Follow the BC Ale Trail this October

BC Ale Trail’s ever popular Tasting Passports will include Central Vancouver Island this fall, encouraging beer aficionados to collect stamps, explore new craft breweries, and win great prizes along the way.

BC Ale Trail Central Island Tasting Passports will be available for pickup at participating businesses throughout October in the Cowichan region, Nanaimo, and in Parksville Qualicum Beach at:

  1. Rusted Rake Brewing
  2. Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company
  3. Fern + Cedar Brewing Company
  4. LoveShack Libations
  5. Bespoke Spirits House
  6. Misguided Spirits Craft Distillery

Visit any of the participating businesses and ask for a stamp with your purchase. After collecting six unique stamps, including one stamp from each of the three regions, hand in the completed passport to be entered to win!

The Grand Prix package includes a Central Island getaway, $100 to spend at a BC Ale Trail brewery, and a BC Ale Trail swag pack valued at $200. Several other prize packages featuring merchandise or gift cards from the participating businesses will also be awarded.


Rusted Rake Brewing

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Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company

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Fern + Cedar Brewing Company

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LoveShack Libations

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Bespoke Spirits House

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Misguided Spirits Craft Distillery

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