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VanBrewers: Beer nerds gone wild

Consider this: a small group of devoted beer enthusiasts start a homebrewing club and unwittingly shape the course of Vancouver culture in the process. We’re talking, of course, about VanBrewers, Vancouver’s premier homebrewing club, which is throwing its sixth annual […]

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The Legacy of Dix

The opening of the Red Racer Restaurant on Beatty Street earlier this year felt like a re-opening to many Vancouver beer lovers. That same location was home to Dix Bar-B-Q and Brewery, a popular and influential brewpub that shut down […]

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The Growler Guide to Yeast Van

This column is also the cover story in Westender this week. Go pick up a copy. It’s finally happened – there’s an official beer crawl taking place this weekend. Hop Circuit– a sort of Eastside Culture Crawl for the local beer and distilling […]

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Unsung Heroes of Beer: Joe Leary

Veteran journalist and radio personality Joe Leary stumbled into the craft beer world when he started the Just Here for the Beer radio show with Rick Mohabir. It was conceived in 2009 as a way to get free beer from […]

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Brewer vs Brewer: Nigel vs Nigel

Well, here we are again, speaking with two brewers about brewery-related things. It’s always a fun time, but we needed to shake it up a bit. Gain some new perspective. Whatever. So we collected a couple of brewery owners (rather […]

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Brews Bros helps the little guys out

Craft beer might be everywhere right now (depending on where you’re sitting), but that doesn’t mean every craft brewery is fending off the fanboys. Far from it. The realities of the brewing industry, coupled with those of small business entrepreneurship, […]

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Where's All The Craft Lager, Dude?

When the craft beer revolution took root, it seemed natural, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, that brewers gravitated toward IPAs. Hops grow well in the area and it was a beer that was gaining popularity in the region. But as […]

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