People can take part in the BC Ale Trail during the month of February, supporting local businesses and entering to win prize packages.
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Richmond locations feature in BC Ale Trail tasting passports
Published 3:56 PST, Fri January 27, 2023
Four Richmond locations feature in the BC Ale Trail, in collaboration with TransLink’s Dine the Line.
The initiative encourages residents and visitors to get out and explore Metro Vancouver car-free while supporting local businesses during the month of February. Beginning Feb. 1, beer lovers can pick up a tasting passport from any of the 64 participating businesses and embark on a local tasting tour, collecting stamps with a purchase. Those who don’t consume alcohol can also participate by purchasing swag, food, or non-alcoholic drinks.
Five Roads Brewing Steveston, Fuggles Beer Co., Monkey 9 Brewing, and O’Hare’s Gastro Pub & Liquor Store are among the locations on the South of the Fraser Ale Trail, which also includes Delta, Surrey, and White Rock businesses.
Outside Richmond, there is also a North of the Fraser Ale Trail (Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, and Port Coquitlam), a Port Moody Ale Trail (Murray Street in Port Moody), a Vancouver Brewery Creek Ale Trail (in Vancouver from Main Street to Granville Island), and a Yeast Vancouver Ale Trail (East Vancouver).
After earning six unique stamps on a passport, people can drop off their completed ballot at a participating business to enter to win a brilliant beer-themed “staycation” prize package. Multiple entries are encouraged. Each passport has its own prize package, and there are also secondary prize draws that include merchandise and gift cards from participating businesses.
TransLink, in partnership with West Coast Food, created Dine the Line to encourage visitors to explore Metro Vancouver restaurants, breweries, events, and culinary experiences sustainably car-free. The program features restaurants and craft breweries in neighbourhoods throughout Metro Vancouver.
West Coast Food has created specialized Dine the Line transit itineraries to help everyone navigate their way to the tasting passport locations, which can be found by following the QR code on the passports or visiting the Dine the Line website: westcoastfood.ca/dinetheline.
All five tasting passports also feature a special TransLink Bonus square. People can show their Compass Card or a receipt for a TransLink ride from the same day to get a stamp in the TransLink Bonus space. This will earn people a chance to win a one-month TransLink pass and a BC Ale Trail prize pack.
The BC Ale Trail and participating businesses want to ensure beer is enjoyed responsibly by adults who choose to consume it. People are reminded not to drink alcohol, even in moderation, before operating a motor vehicle or engaging in other activities that involve attention and skill or physical risk. People are encouraged to take transit to visit participating businesses.
About the BC Ale Trail
The BC Ale Trail is a partnership between Destination British Columbia and the BC Craft Brewers Guild. A BC Ale Trail is a series of self-guided itineraries highlighting local craft brewery destinations and the super, natural landscapes that surround them. The guild supports the ongoing creation and discovery of truly great B.C. craft beer by helping British Columbians and visitors understand the cultural, community, and economic benefits of B.C.’s vibrant craft beer scene, and to celebrate its diversity. For more information, visit bcaletrail.ca.