We received press coverage from Lynnette Jarrett at the Vancouver Island Free Daily:
“The new kid on the block, Bad Dog Brewing, opened their doors just six weeks ago and is already busy in their tasting room filling growlers. The canning line at Bad Dog is putting out a Blonde Ale, a Session Ale, a Red Ale, an IPA and a Dark Mild. So far I have only heard word of mouth reviews on their brews and, happy to report, it has all been good. Distribution is mainly in Victoria, but we will have these new suds on our shelves by next week in Nanaimo.
Sooke is a picturesque, seaside town situated on the dynamic southwestern shores of Vancouver Island. Fabulous accommodations, restaurants, galleries, shops, provincial parks, unspoiled rainforests and surf pounding west coast beaches all make Sooke a great day or weekend getaway for Vancouver Islanders and international tourist alike.
Add the lure of three craft breweries and this little town is now a local craft beer lover’s day/weekend trip getaway.
Speaking with John Lyle from Bad Dog, I really appreciated how the three craft breweries in Sooke are working together to nurture a local movement towards putting Sooke on the brew-map and making their community a craft beer destination. Confident that this goal is well within their reach, the locals believe that they will see more small breweries opening in that area within a few years.
To that end, the three Sooke breweries are participating in Victoria Beer week with The Sooke Beer Run. On March 10, lucky participants will be shuttled on a round trip of sampling to all three of Sooke’s craft beer breweries.
Victoria Beer Week, running from March 2-10, is a nine-day festival highlighting a broad selection of B.C. craft breweries.”