Legal weed and what it means for craft beer

So according to our Haircut-In-Chief, legal weed will be here by next summer. It seems like kind of a formality at this point, given that pot shops are quickly becoming more ubiquitous in Vancouver than Starbucks or craft breweries. But […]

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Growler On The Air: April 11, 2017

Growler editor Rob Mangelsdorf once again sat down with Barry Link at the This is Lotusland podcast to talk all things craft beer. On the menu this week is the recently re-branded and re-launched Vancouver Island Brewing and its 19 […]

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Brewer vs Brewer: The Aussie Invasion edition

Australia and Canada have always had a natural affinity for each other. Perhaps it’s the shared colonial heritage that’s responsible for that connection. Or maybe it’s the fact that both countries are sparsely-populated outposts at opposite ends of the Pacific; […]

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Meet the mad scientists of B.C. craft beer

Contrary to what your local craft brewery’s Instagram feed might suggest, making beer is anything but glamorous. There are no poignant shafts of light to catch motes of dust floating in the air – just fluorescent tubes incessantly flickering overhead. […]

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Brew Kid on the Block: Andina Brewing Company

On March 1, the long-awaited Andina Brewing Company finally opened its doors on Powell Street, much to the relief of the Amaya family. After years of red tape, false starts, construction delays, and permit after permit after permit, the family-owned […]

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Beerstory 101: St. Hildegard of Bingen

The fascinating and complicated history of one of beer’s most revered figures   In the annals of beer history, St. Hildegard of Bingen holds a unique distinction. The 12th century German abbess is responsible for the earliest surviving writings on […]

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Brew Kid on the Block: Boundary Brewing Co.

Kelowna is further staking its claim as a craft beer destination with the recent opening of Boundary Brewing Co., one of six breweries and brewpubs now serving up craft beer within the city limits. Started by former farmer and rugby-enthusiast […]

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