The Winter 2018 issue of The Growler is here!

The latest issue of The Growler is available at breweries, private liquor stores and newsstands across the province now!

The Winter 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 165 brewery listings and 350-plus beers.

This past year has been an exciting one in Growler Land. We’ve launched our very own collaboration beer series, redesigned our website and our magazine to bring you more great content, and celebrated the opening of another 20 breweries across the province.

Well, hold on to your butts, because we have even more big news!

This issue, we’re also excited to announce the first-ever Growler Craft Beer Awards, AKA The Growlies! Unlike other craft beer awards and contests, the Growlies are decided by the beer-drinking public. We tallied up tens of thousands of votes and you can see the results, along with profiles of some of the winning beers and breweries. We hope you’ll join us and celebrate everything that makes the B.C. craft beer scene such a beautiful, delicious thing.

Speaking of delicious things, ‘tis the season for dark, malty beers, so Joe Wiebe looks at the history of porters and stouts, and what, if any, the difference is between the two. If you’re thinking about cellaring some of the boozy year-end releases that are out right now, we have a handy guide so you won’t get soaked by gushing bottles of poorly stored beer. And if you discover something’s not quite right with that dusty wax-dipped-barrel-aged-whatever, Kristina Mameli’s guide to beer off-flavours will help you diagnose the problem.

We’ve also got lots of seasonally appropriate, non-denominational fun, from gift guides and winter reading lists, to a recipe for a yummy beer soup that will warm your soul, and your liver!

So enjoy the holidays, and whatever you’re drinking, drink responsibly.


Get your copy of The Growler today!

The Winter 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 Co.

Dogwood Brewing

Electric Bicycle Brewing

Faculty Brewing

Granville Island Brewing

Luppolo Brewing Co.

Main Street Brewing

Off The Rail Brewing

Portland Craft

Postmark Brewing

Powell Brewery

PulpFiction Books

R&B Ale And Pizza House

Storm Brewing

Strange Fellows Brewing

Strathcona Beer Company

Viti Wine & Lager (Downtown)

West Coast Liquor Co.


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 Craftworks

Maple Meadows Brewing

Mariner Brewing

Moody Ales

Ridge Brewing Company

South Point Liquor Store

Steel & Oak Brewing

The Gull Liquor Store

The Parkside Brewery

Twin Sails Brewing

White Rock Beach Beer

Yellow Dog Brewing


Fraser Valley

Dead Frog Brewing

Field House Brewing

Old Abbey Ales

Old Yale Brewing

Ravens Brewing

Trading Post Brewing


Sea-To-Sky/Sunshine Coast

Backcountry Brewing

Persephone Brewing

The Fitzsimmons Pub

Townsite Brewing


Victoria / Gulf Islands

Axe and Barrel Brewing Co.

Category 12 Brewing

Howl Brewing

Hoyne Brewing Company

Ile Sauvage Brewing

Moon Under Water Brew Pub

Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.

Salt Spring Island Ales

Spinnakers Brew Pub

Vancouver Island Brewery


Vancouver Island

Bad Dog Brewing

Beach Fire Brewing

Cumberland Brewing

Gladstone Brewing

Longwood Brewery

Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company

Riot Brewing Company

Sooke Oceanside Brewery

Twin City Brewing

White Sails Brewing


Interior / Kootenays

Arrowhead Brewery

BNA Brewing

Cannery Brewing

Clancy’s Liquor Store

Fernie Brewing

Iron Road Brewing

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


Northern B.C.

Bulkley Valley Brewery

Jackson’s Social Club & Brewhouse

Smithers Brewing

Three Ranges Brewing

Trench Brewing & Distilling

Wheelhouse Brewing

Whitetooth Brewing Company


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