Brews and Books

Join us for a refreshing summer series featuring local authors and local brews! 


  • City in Colour with May Wong
    Monday, August 19 | 6:30pm-8:00pm
    Black Kettle Brewing Company  (720 Copping Street)
    Listen to the incredibly entertaining May Wong tell stories about her newest book, City in Colour: Rediscovered Stories of Victoria’s Multicultural Past, a timely, intriguing collection of stories of Victoria’s pioneers, trailblazers, and community builders who were also diverse people of colour. Register online.
  • Not-So-Savage Land with Peter Johnson
    Monday, August 26 | 6:30pm-8:00pm
    Bridge Brewing Company (1448 Charlotte Road)
    Join us for a talk about an unsung figure from BC history! Author Peter Johnson speaks about his new book Not-So-Savage-Land: The Art and Times of Frederick Whymper, which tells the tale of a young man tasked with exploring the wilds of BC and capturing what he saw with his own artistry, since cameras had not yet been invented. Register online.
  • Blisters and Bliss with Wayne Aitken
    Tuesday, September 10 | 6:30pm-8:00pm
    Black Kettle Brewing Company  (720 Copping Street)
    Hiking guide Blisters and Bliss: A Trekker’s Guide to the West Coast Trail co-author Wayne Aitken will talk about tips for tackling the West Coast Trail, sharing some of his favourite anectdotes. Register online.
  • A Year on the Wildside and Stories From the Magic Canoe of Wa'xaid with Briony Penn
    Tuesday, September 17 | 6:30pm-8:00pm
    Wildeye Brewing (1385 Main Street)
    Writer and educator Briony Penn has been an advocate for our environment for decades, and was instrumental in pushing for the naming of the Salish Sea. She writes with humour and passion about the natural world. Come to the beautiful wood-paneled Wildeye Brewery to listen to Briony talk about her two latest books. Sponsored by the Writers' Union of Canada.  Register online.
Books will be available for purchase. All ages can attend; must be 19+ to purchase beer.