In defence of session ales

This might come as a shocker, but I, your humble beer writer, enjoy drinking beer. Unfortunately, that can be a problem. When a large part of your job involves drinking beer – like, a lot of beer – it’s all-too-easy […]

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Brew Kid(s) on the Block: West Kootenay edition

The West Kootenay region has long been a tourist destination thanks to its spectacular natural setting and world-class ski resorts. And, despite being smack dab in the middle of nowhere, it somehow manages to feel both vibrant and culturally progressive. […]

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GROWLER ON THE AIR: May 5, 2017

The Growler editor Rob Mangelsdorf once again sat down with Barry Link at the This is Lotusland podcast to talk all things craft beer. On the menu this week is the Hop Yard Red Ale from Persephone Brewing Company in […]

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Farm brewery fight far from over

Crannog Ales given exemption to rules requiring farm breweries to grow 50% of grain on site, but Persephone not so lucky   The provincial election is just a week away and brewers across the province are hoping that once the […]

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Yeast Van breweries hopping this weekend

Walking through the streets of Yeast Van these days, with craft breweries seemingly dotting every block, it’s crazy to think that just five years ago, none of this awesomeness existed. Prior to 2012, the East Vancouver neighbourhood was home to […]

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GROWLER ON THE AIR: April 21, 2017

Growler editor Rob Mangelsdorf once again sat down with Barry Link at the This is Lotusland podcast to talk all things craft beer. On the menu this week is the latest installment of Field House Brewing’s Coolship Collaboration Series. Have […]

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Legal weed and what it means for craft beer

So according to our Haircut-In-Chief, legal weed will be here by next summer. It seems like kind of a formality at this point, given that pot shops are quickly becoming more ubiquitous in Vancouver than Starbucks or craft breweries. But […]

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