The Case of the Sneaky Weasel

  Shadow brands, contract brewing, and the rise of “crafty” beers… Figuring out where a beer is actually brewed can be like a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, that comes in a six-pack. Take Sneaky Weasel. The […]

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Why is beer so male and white?

The men at Vancouver Craft Beer Week have a word for Leah Heneghan, the festival’s co-founder and events director. “The guys I work with, they call me boss,” she said. Beyond growing a festival that sold just 100 tickets for a single afternoon event […]

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Has Victoria's beer scene lost its edge?

It’s the city of newlyweds, nearly deads and die-hard hopheads. Victoria has laid claim to B.C.’s craft beer throne ever since Spinnakers opened as Canada’s first brewpub in 1984 and it’s given the city a cutting edge to slice through those musty stereotypes. But a […]

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The Growler Guide to B.C.'s Ale Trail

Contrary to popular belief, B.C. beer industry’s greatest asset is not the beer itself. No, it’s the actual space between the breweries, which make for some excellent road tripping if you’re so inclined. We’re talking some staggering beauty here, folks: […]

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The Growler guide to Portland

There’s too bloody much to do in Portland. You might know this. If not…dude. Every district has a dozen little neighbourhoods, all of which are self-contained with every kind of restaurant imaginable, countless bars, excellent coffee shops, strip joints and, […]

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