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


Happy 2021! Like me, I’m sure that you are very happy to say good riddance to 2020 (and perhaps raise a middle finger). Now that the worst year most of us have lived through is finally over, I’m starting to look forward to a future beyond COVID-19. Check out my article about post-pandemic bucket list beer vacations to see what I am dreaming about.

The pandemic hit the craft beer and cider industries hard, but when I talk to breweries about it I often hear a similar message of hope—as I did when I interviewed the brewers at Patina Brewing and Mountainview Brewing, both of which opened during the pandemic.

Sometimes you just need to laugh at what scares you, and Matt Cavers’ article about pairing hand sanitizer and craft beer might help you do that. Matt has also written an in-depth look at the wave of new breweries that have been opening on working farms.

Speaking of farms and beer, check out “Craft Pollination” by Rob Mangelsdorf, all about how craft beer is affecting B.C.’s cider scene. Rob is still on parental leave, but he will be back in the Editor’s chair for the next issue.

And also check out my article about the Diversity in Brewing initiative. I wish I had a lot more space to explore this topic, but I hope it is at least a starting point for learning more and thinking about this important issue.


Joe Wiebe, interim editor

Get your copy of The Growler today!

The Spring/Summer 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.
• Another Beer 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
• Field House Brewing
• Five Roads Brewing Co.
• Foamers Folly
• 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
• Old Abbey Ales
• 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
• Twin Sails 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
• 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
• Dog Mountain Brewing
• Gladstone Brewing
• Howl Brewing
• Hoyne Brewing Company
• Lighthouse Brewing
• Land & Sea Brewing Company
• Longwood Brewery
• Longwood Brew Pub & Restaurant
• LoveShack Libations
• Moon Under Water Brew Pub
• Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company
• New Tradition Brewing
• Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.
• Red Arrow Brewing
• Riot Brewing Company
• Salt Spring Island Ales
• Small Block Brewery
• Sooke Brewing
• Sooke Oceanside Brewery
• Spinnakers Brew Pub
• Twa Dogs Brewery
• Twin City Brewing
• Ucluelet Brewing
• Vancouver Island Brewery Co.
• Whistle Buoy Brewing Co.
• White Sails Brewing

Thompson / Okanagan
• Barn Owl Brewing
• Breakaway Brewing
• Bright Eye Brewing
• Cannery Brewing
• Copper Brewing Co.
• Elevation 57 Brewing
• Firehall Brewery
• Freddy’s Brewpub
• Highway 97 Brewery
• Iron Road Brewing
• Jackknife Brewing
• Kettle River Brewing
• Kind Brewing
• Red Collar Brewing
• Rustic Reel Brewing Company Ltd.
• Slackwater Brewing
• Tin Whistle Brewing
• Vice & Virtue Brewing Co
• Scenic Road Cider Co

• Angry Hen Brewing Co.
• Arrowhead Brewery (ABC)
• Backroads Brewing
• Grist and Mash Brewery
• Over Time Beer Works
• Rossland Brewing
• Rumpus Beer Company
• Tailout Brewing
• Trail Beer Refinery
• Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd.

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

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