However if you are going to be camping and will be most likely drinking beer from sun up to sun down you want to get very serious about your choice. For this type of drinking and fishing you will want a lager, or a light beer and very good ones. One that is light, refreshing and won’t slow you down. For this grab a case of steamworks pilsner, and Okanagan spring 1516. You will never tire of the taste. Another one I love but is hard to come by in BC is the traditional Pilsner by Creemore Springs brewed in Ontario. The one highly fashionable beer that is well worth drinking during all months of the year while swinging flies on any river is an IPA.
A great option in BC is Red Racer which offers a great American IPA brewed by Central City Brewing. Or for English style IPA it’s hands down Devils Elbow IPA by Howe Sound, and Lord of the Hops by Parallel 49 Brewing. These are all serious home runs and should be chilled in a cooler at all campsites.
If you are looking to swing flies for pink salmon and listen to Nickelback you may want to consider some of our great choices for Gluten free beers (I apologize if you really are allergic).
In the Fall a nice brown ale to try is Dead Frog Breweries Nut Brown Ale. It’s an awesome beer worthy of celebrating with after catching a 20 pound steelhead. Granville island brewing also makes a great limited release Irish Red at this time of year well worth looking for. If you are on the Sustut the last week of October and the temps are plummeting look no further than Howe Sounds Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout. This will warm your bones enough to carry on.If you are headed this way be sure to write a few of these down.
Whether the river is blown, or you want to sit on a rock and celebrate after landing a booner, a fine riverside beer is absolutely crucial to your trip.