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Award-winning Callister Brewring in East Van closing taproom, but not the whole business

The Weird Era of craft beer soldiers on

I’m writing this on Election Day, which makes it difficult to give a hoot about beer when the future of the country is currently being decided. You’ll of course be reading this on the other end of that decision, either […]

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Reflections of a one-year-old Growler

Well look-y here. It’s been one whole year since I’ve started this column, which means one whole year since I made the conscious decision to become a Beer Guy. Time flies whilst pummeling holes in the liver, having moderate amounts […]

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Attack of the macro brews!

It’s been a weird month in beer, folks. Last week, Heineken Brewing Company purchased a 50 per cent stake in Lagunitas Brewing, one of the largest and most popular craft breweries in the US. The partnership gives California-based brewery access […]

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The art of the gateway beer

I was driving by 33 Acres last Wednesday and found two lengthy lines of people waiting to get in – one for the tasting room and one for the growler fill line. Later, a co-worker who was in that line told […]

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The beer nerd’s palate evolution

If you think you hate beer, chances you haven’t tried the right beer. Or, rather, you haven’t tried the right beer for you. Like with wine, or food, the human palate progresses through experience. With beer, people tend to follow […]

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The Growler guide to summer beers

Yeah, yeah, this is a little late coming since it’s bloody well July already, but honestly, it’s better late than never. As this summer heat conspires to burn our beloved British Columbia to the ground, it’s important we get answers […]

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