Cider Scene

Vancouver Island cideries pour out a wealth of agritourism attractions While some of British Columbia’s cideries have already been in business for a decade or more, the cider scene and industry across the province are just now really starting to […]

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From Sidney to Sooke

Beer-cycling in Greater Victoria The Greater Victoria region has some of the best cycling infrastructure around—to go along with one of B.C.’s most dynamic craft beer communities. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist who owns several pairs of padded Lycra shorts […]

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Barks and Brews

Finding puppies their fur-ever homes through craft beer Warning: if you hate unabashed joy, puppy cuddles, beer, and undying loyalty and companionship, these events are not for you. Unleashed in 2022 by Leah Bosello and Emily Boucher, Barks N’ Brews […]

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All of the flavour, but none of the gluten

All across the province, craft brewers are using new and creative techniques to offer gluten-free and gluten-reduced offerings. Gluten-free and gluten-reduced beers have now arrived in B.C. in a substantial way. Previously the options for the gluten adverse were limited, […]

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Board games & beer

Tabletop board games and craft beer go hand in hand. When I get together with my board gaming buddies, we always share interesting beers with the group. Similarly, it’s not unusual to walk into a craft brewery taproom and find […]

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Cidermaker vs. Cidermaker

For this edition of Brewer vs. Brewer I talked to two ex-brewers who now make cider: Matt Cavers, cidermaker at Banditry Cider, which placed second in the Growlies for Cidery of the Year (who often writes in these pages himself); […]

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Welcome to the wild west

Meet the B.C. breweries venturing into wild, sour, and aged beers Back in the 1990s, B.C. beer drinkers were just getting used to a newfangled thing called a “microbrewery,” and were shocked by some crazy new styles—like the India Pale […]

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