Five questions with… BNA Brewing Co.

Wild fermentation 101

The Fall and Rise of Steam Whistle Brewing

Five questions with… BNA Brewing Co.

Jill Jarrett, spokesperson for Nixon Hospitality, says the team behind Kelowna-based BNA Brewing Co. genuinely cares about authentically warm hospitality. She adds great beer just happens to be one of the ways in which they communicate that to the world. A […]

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Wild fermentation 101

The Growler has put together this simple guide to wild fermenting cider in the hopes of inspiring a few of you to give it a try.  Hint: by using wild fermentation, it’s easier than you think.  Sure, there are plenty […]

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The Fall and Rise of Steam Whistle Brewing

Doing one thing really, really well again Somewhere along the way, Steam Whistle Brewery lost its way. Founded in 2000, Steam Whistle, with its distinct green bottle, has a ubiquitous presence in bars and restaurants across Canada, enjoys a prominent […]

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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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