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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What came first: The beer or the bread?

In anthropological circles, debate rages over whether beer was responsible for the birth of civilization One of the big questions of human history is what was the catalyst that prompted humankind to largely give up their hunter/gatherer ways and settle […]

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Searching for spruce

Using spruce shoots in beer dates back as far as the Vikings In the long history of brewing, basically every conceivable ingredient imaginable has been tried. While beer brewed with wormwood, mugwort or chicken (also known as “cock ale”) might […]

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Beer hunting in the Comox Valley

Comox Valley’s brewery scene is drawing comparisons to those of Port Moody and Victoria The Comox Valley, encompassing Courtney, Comox and Cumberland, as well as several smaller communities, is one of the most visited places on Vancouver Island. Looming large […]

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For the love of beer, please use a glass!

For the love of beer, please use a glass, by Ted Child

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of The Growler, out now! You can find B.C.’s favourite craft beer and cider guide at your local brewery, cidery, select private liquor stores, and on newsstands across the province.   […]

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