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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Brewer vs. Brewer: The 'Joey and Chandler' edition

Once again, we’ve invited two brewers to discuss beer, the brewing and the culture for the benefit of you, dedicated reader. This time, we spoke to Danny Seeton and Matt Anderson, celebrated homebrewers who’ve unwittingly shaped Vancouver’s beer culture. Both […]

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The Case for Yeast Van

Vancouver in general is in transition, but there’s a whole swath of East Vancouver that’s coming to life right now. Like, right now. You can actually see it growing. It’s Yeast Van, baby. The craft beer industry’s influence on this neighbourhood is […]

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The Weird Era of craft beer soldiers on

I’m writing this on Election Day, which makes it difficult to give a hoot about beer when the future of the country is currently being decided. You’ll of course be reading this on the other end of that decision, either […]

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