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The West Kootenay Cabin Life

words: Brent Malysh || photos: Gina Bégin The Cabin Life Picture a cabin in the woods.  You probably see a log structure, deep in the forest, probably some mountains, maybe a lake and a whisp of smoke rising from the chimney.  Am I pretty close? Imagine Now think

The West Kootenay Cabin Life2019-09-24T18:20:38-07:00

Bring a Bottle to the Backcountry

words: Brent Malysh || photos: Gina Bégin Bring a Bottle to the Backcountry The other day I overheard a conversation lamenting how hiking with bottles was too hard; bottles were too big and heavy to bring on a backcountry adventure.  "Cans are soooo much better." "Pfft," I thought. "Is that where we are now — we can't imagine carrying a little extra

Bring a Bottle to the Backcountry2019-09-24T18:20:21-07:00

The Making of the Sipasaurus Beer Label

Finding a Dinosaur in the Wild We decided to bring out Sipasaurus Rex in bottles, as it had been a super popular one-off batch in the taproom a few months back.  Problem was, we always feature photography on our labels. So how were we supposed to photograph a dinosaur? After mulling it over with a few pints, we recalled an article in

The Making of the Sipasaurus Beer Label2019-07-25T10:51:46-07:00

The Shoulder Season

The Shoulder Season It can be a tough time when you're an outdoor sports kinda person.  The snow conditions aren't always awesome up high, the bike trails down low are super muddy or haven't been cleared, and access to just about anywhere is unpredictable. So, you gotta find other ways to pass the time.  Explore

The Shoulder Season2019-04-03T19:14:51-07:00

The Making of Backroads: A Different Kind of Trip

The Making of Backroads: A Different Kind of Trip   As we approach our second anniversary, I’ve been thinking back a bit about the journey to get to this point.  While we may have opened our doors to the public on March 23rd, 2017, the reality is the journey began well before that, really as far back as the spring of

The Making of Backroads: A Different Kind of Trip2019-03-04T10:28:18-08:00

In Search of First Descents

In Search of First Descents We set out to ski the Bonnington Traverse – a 4 day, 60-odd km, walk high up in the Bonnington Range in the Selkirk Mountains just SouthWest of Nelson.  The Bonnington is a much lesser-known traverse than its famous counterparts like the Wapta or Spearhead. Weather was variable, from beautiful sunshine and warm, spring-like

In Search of First Descents2019-01-30T15:15:42-08:00

First Descent Northwest IPA A classic hop-forward Northwest IPA. A clean malt profile sets up an assertive citrus, pine and floral hop bouquet, balanced with notes of lemon, pear and apricot. 6.3% ABV 53 IBU


El Dorado Golden Ale  3rd Place, 2017 BC Beer Awards  A fruity, thirst-quenching Golden Ale. The clean malt backbone and delicate bitterness are complemented by pear, watermelon and mango notes from a generous addition of El Dorado hops late in the brewing process. 5.3% ABV  13 IBU


Pale Ale 3rd Place, 2019 BC Beer Awards.  A citrus and tropical fruit explosion, this highly quaffable pale ale features a complex bouquet of grapefruit, passion fruit, gooseberry, and papaya. 4.5% abv 21 IBU


Saison A silky smooth, refreshing, Belgian style farmhouse ale suitable for any time of year. The unique strain of yeast adds spicy, peppery, fruity, and citrus notes to this ale. Pours a rich orange hue topped by a thick, white head. 6.0% abv   19 IBU