Port Alberni has quickly risen to prominence in the craft brew market after Twin City Brewing stole the show at this past weekend’s BC Beer Awards.
A group of 54 judges sampled 1,050 entries from 109 breweries across the province for the awards.
Twin City placed in three different categories, with one of their brews named the best beer in BC.
Owner Aaron Colyn says Port Alberni is now firmly part of the Island Ale Trail, attracting beer lovers from throughout the region.
He said they’ve resisted the temptation to get into bottles and cans, preferring to draw people to their restaurant and brewery on Margaret Street.
The craft beer industry has quickly evolved over the past decade, with every island city and town having at least one microbrewery.
This was just the 2nd year Twin City has participated in the BC Craft Beer event, winning one award last year as well.
Vancouver’s 33 Acres was named brewery of the year.
A second Port Alberni craft brewery called Dog Mountain, is looking to open on upper Third Avenue in the Spring.