Searching for spruce

Five questions with… LoveShack Libations

Searching for spruce

Using spruce shoots in beer dates back as far as the Vikings In the long history of brewing, basically every conceivable ingredient imaginable has been tried. While beer brewed with wormwood, mugwort or chicken (also known as “cock ale”) might […]

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Five questions with… LoveShack Libations

After moving from Whistler to Parksville/Qualicum Beach in 2005, Dave Paul and wife Rachel had big dreams and even larger ideas for opening a brewery, but had very little space. That’s when they came up with the concept for LoveShack […]

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B.C.’s beer-story

SFU’s new archive documents the history of craft beer in B.C. Craft beer” and “library archives”—two things not typically mentioned in the same breath.  But for the increasing number of people interested in craft beer’s history, archives are a place […]

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The Growler Guide to the Patron Saints of Beer

Some things in this world are universal. Beer (and beer-like beverages) are one of them.  Dating back to time immemorial, cultures in every part of the world have enjoyed getting their drink on. Some scholars even believe beer gave rise […]

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A Perfect Pairing: Craft Beer and Ultimate Frisbee

Contrary to worn-out stereotypes of the lazy beer drinker, B.C.’s craft beer consumers often spend their days hiking, dancing, or running. But there’s one sport that seems to really click with B.C.’s craft beer community: Ultimate (a.k.a. Ultimate Frisbee). Ultimate […]

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