The Fall/Winter 2021 edition of The Growler is out now and here’s where you can find it!


The Growlies are back, and we’re celebrating B.C.’s best craft beer and cider with the results of The Growler’s 2021 B.C. Craft Beer & Cider Readers’ Choice Awards! Unlike other craft beer awards and contests, the Growlies are decided by you, the beer-drinking public. We tallied up thousands of votes and you can see the results in this issue, along with profiles of some of the winning beers and breweries.

Our past editor Rob Mangelsdorf takes a tongue-in-cheek look at Snakebite (a lager/cider hybrid), then takes a deep dive into kveik, the Norwegian farmhouse yeast that’s taking the industry by storm. Following up on his article about farm-based breweries in our last issue, Matt Cavers returns with a look at B.C.’s unique crop of farm-based cideries. Noëlle Phillips suggests we all check out White Rock’s burgeoning beer scene.

Joe Wiebe had the pleasure of taste testing a delicious fall-themed squash dip at the Drake Eatery—we’ve reprinted Chef Chris Klassen’s recipe if you want to recreate it at home. He also enjoyed chatting with Ken Beattie, Executive Director of BC’s Craft Brewers Guild, about what the post-COVID future might hold for breweries and consumers.


— The Growler team

Get your copy of The Growler today!

The Fall/Winter 2021 issue of The Growler is out now! You can buy single issues or subscribe here, or find B.C.’s favourite craft beer guide at these local breweries, cideries, private liquor stores and craft beer taphouses across the province:

Vancouver and Lower Mainland

• Andina Brewing Co.
• Barnside Brewing Co.
• Beere Brewing
• Bomber Brewing
• Brassneck Brewery
• Camp Beer Co.
• Central City Brewing
• Container Brewing Ltd.
• Dageraad Brewing
• Dead Frog Brewing
• Deep Cove Brewing & Distilling
• Electric Bicycle Brewing
• Faculty Brewing
• Farm Country Brewing
• Five Roads Brewing Co.
• Four Winds Brewing
• Fuggles & Warlock
• House of Funk
• Main Street Brewing
• Maple Meadows Brewing
• Mariner Brewing
• Monkey 9 Brewing Co.
• Northpaw Brew Co.
• Off The Rail Brewing
• Portland Craft
• R&B Ale And Pizza House
• Smuggler’s Trail Brewery
• Strathcona Beer Company
• Streetcar Brewing
• Taylight Brewing
• The Parkside Brewing
• Tinhouse Brewing Co.
• Trading Post Brewing
• Viti Wine & Lager Downtown
• White Rock Beach Beer
• Wildeye Brewing
• Yellow Dog Brewing

Fraser Valley
• Farmhouse Brewing
• Field House ABBY
• Field House CHWK
• Mountainview Brewing
• Old Abbey Ales
• Pressland General Store

Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
• Backcountry Brewing
• Batch 44 Brewery
• Coast Mountain Brewing
• Persephone Tasting Room
• The 101 Brewhouse & Distillers
• The Beer Farmers
• The Fitzsimmons Pub
• Townsite Brewing

Victoria and Vancouver Island
• Ace Brewing
• Bad Dog Brewing
• Beach Fire Brewing
• Cumberland Brewing
• Gladstone Brewing
• Howl Brewing
• Hoyne Brewing Company
• Ile Sauvage Brewing
• Land & Sea Brewing Company
• Lighthouse Brewing
• Longwood Brewery
• Longwood Brewpub & Restaurant
• LoveShack Libations
• Moon Under Water Brew Pub
• Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company
• New Tradition Brewing
• Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.
• Red Arrow Brewing
• Salt Spring Island Brewing Co.
• Small Block Brewery
• Sooke Brewing
• Sooke Oceanside Brewery
• Spinnakers Brew Pub
• Twa Dogs Brewery
• Twin City Brewing
• Vancouver Island Brewing Co.
• Whistle Buoy Brewing Co.
• White Sails Brewing

Thompson / Okanagan
• Barn Owl Brewing
• Breakaway Brewing
• Cannery Brewing
• Copper Brewing Co.
• Firehall Brewery
• Freddy’s Brewpub
• Highway 97 Brewery
• Iron Road Brewing
• Jackknife Brewing
• Kettle River Brewing
• Lakesider Brewing
• Rustic Reel Brewing Company Ltd.
• Slackwater Brewing
• Tin Whistle Brewing
• Vice & Virtue Brewing Co

• Angry Hen Brewing Co.
• Backroads Brewing
• Grist and Mash Brewery
• Over Time Beer Works
• Rossland Brewing
• Rumpus Beer Company
• Tailout Brewing
• Trail Beer Refinery
• Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd.
• Wild North Brewing Co.

Northern B.C.
• CrossRoads Brewing
• Jackson’s Social Club
• Three Ranges Brewing
• Wheelhouse Brewing

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