The Fall 2018 issue of The Growler is here!

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The Fall 2018 issue of The Growler has arrived and it’s packed full of the latest news from the B.C. craft beer scene, hilarious articles and more than 160 brewery listings and 350-plus beers.

This is a special time of year for craft beer. As the days get shorter and the nights cooler, we say goodbye to the refreshing and light-bodied beers of summer and welcome the more flavourful and full-bodied beers of fall and winter. The hot summer sun may be leaving us for another year, but at least we have delicious pint after pint to keep us company until it returns.

It’s also harvest time, and that means the return of fresh-hopped beers, as Joe Wiebe details in his story, “How Fresh Can You Get?” This ephemeral style is a delight that only happens once a year, so if you blink, you’ll miss out.

If you’ve noticed more and more beers advertising themselves as organic, you’re not alone, so writer Brittany Tiplady took a look at the truth behind the ingredients. Speaking of advertising, beer labels are an art form in and of themselves, so Rebecca Whyman explored what makes them work and what makes them suck—with a handy (sort of) guide to all the jargon and nonsense that you can find on them.

For those looking for a beer with a bit less bite, we did a taste test of non-alcoholic beers and explored the growing trend of craft breweries getting into the soda business. If that doesn’t satisfy your sweet tooth, we also have a wonderful dessert recipe featuring—you guessed it—beer!

Enjoy the sun while it lasts. Much like that delicious pint in your hand, it’ll be gone before you know it.


Get your copy of The Growler today!

The Fall 2018 issue of The Growler is out now! You can find B.C.’s favourite craft beer guide on newsstands across the province, as well as at these local breweries and select private liquor stores:



Andina Brewing Co.

Big Rock Urban Brewery

Bomber Brewing

Brassneck Brewery

Doan’s Craft Brewing

Dogwood Brewing

Electric Bicycle Brewing

Faculty Brewing

Granville Island Brewing

Luppolo Brewing Co.

Main Street Brewing

Museum of Vancouver

Off The Rail Brewing

Portland Craft

Postmark Brewing

Powell Street Brewing

PulpFiction Books

R&B Ale And Pizza House

Storm Brewing

Strange Fellows Brewing

Strathcona Beer Company

Viti Broadway

Viti Wine & Lager Downtown

West Coast Liquor Co. Kerrisdale


Lower Mainland

3 Dogs Brewing

Beere Brewing

Bridge Brewing

Britannia Brewing Company

Central City Brewing

Dageraad Brewing

Deep Cove Brewing & Distilling

Foamers Folly

Four Winds Brewing

Fuggles & Warlock

The Gull liquor Store (North Van)

Maple Meadows Brewing

Mariner Brewing

Moody Ales

Ridge Brewing Company

Steel and Oak Brewing

South Point Liquor Store

The Parkside Brewery

Twin Sails Brewing

White Rock Beach Beer

Yellow Dog Brewing


Fraser Valley

Dead Frog Brewing

Field House Brewing

Mission Springs Brewing

Old Abbey Ales

Old Yale Brewing

Ravens Brewing

Trading Post Brewing


Sea-To-Sky/Sunshine Coast

Backcountry Brewing

Persephone Tasting Room

Townsite Brewing



Axe & Barrel Brewing Co.

Bad Dog Brewing

Category 12 Brewing

Hoyne Brewing Company

Moon Under Water Brew Pub

Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.

Sooke Brewing

Sooke Oceanside Brewery

Spinnakers Brew Pub

Vancouver Island Brewing


Vancouver Island

Beach Fire Brewing

Cumberland Brewing

Longwood Brewery

Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company

Riot Brewing Company

Salt Spring Island Ales

Twin City Brewing

White Sails Brewing


Rest of B.C.

Arrowhead Brewery

Barkerville Brewing

Bulkley Valley Brewery

BNA Brewing

Cannery Brewing

Clancy’s Liquor Store (Penticton)

Fernie Brewing

Iron Road Brewing

Jackson’s Social Club & Brewhouse

Kettle River Brewing

Mt Begbie Brewing

Nelson Brewing Company

Over Time Beer Works

Red Collar Brewing

Rossland Brewing

Tin Whistle Brewing

Torchlight Brewing

Trail Beer Refinery

Trench Brewing & Distilling

Three Ranges Brewing

Wheelhouse Brewing

Whitetooth Brewing Company

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