Paradise, thy name is Nelson

The concept of paradise is different for everyone. Maybe it’s a happy place where you’re surrounded by friends and loved ones. Maybe it’s a magical land where all your wants and desires are catered. For me, though, paradise is anywhere […]

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The Growler guide to Tacoma's beer scene

  Beer makes people do strange and unexpected things. Things like spend a few soggy days and nights in Tacoma, Wash. The enjoyably gritty port town on south Puget Sound doesn’t attract the same volume of IBU-addicted tourists as Portland […]

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I Heart Penticton

  Penticton isn’t just about the beach, the peach, and the Naramata Bench. This small, South Okanagan city within easy driving distance of the coast has a thriving, cutting-edge craft beer scene that includes four breweries, a quaint brewpub, and […]

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Brews From The Six: The Growler Guide to Toronto

  Toronto’s claim as Canada’s beer capital has its merits: There are more breweries within T-Dot city limits than anywhere else in the country; these breweries and the seemingly endless beer bars are embraced fully by the locals (and, increasingly, […]

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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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You Should Go To Victoria Beer Week, OK?

There’s no question BC is overloaded with beer festivals. There are just too many choices for what amount essentially to the same concept: sip beer out of four-ounce tasting glasses amongst a bunch of strangers, then get drunk. They’re the […]

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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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