Brews News: Pride edition

  Queers and Beers turns 3 Vancouver’s favourite LGBTQ+ craft beer night kicks off Pride week this Sunday, July 30, at The Cobalt (and the neighbouring Boxcar Bar) with tons of craft beers and good times. This year’s Pride party […]

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Persephone Brewing pins survival hopes on NDP

With the NDP and Greens assuming power this week in Victoria, BC brewers and hop farmers are “cautiously optimistic” that changes are coming to an ill-conceived provincial policy that makes it all but impossible to operate a farm-based brewery. In […]

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The Growler guide to Tacoma's beer scene

  Beer makes people do strange and unexpected things. Things like spend a few soggy days and nights in Tacoma, Wash. The enjoyably gritty port town on south Puget Sound doesn’t attract the same volume of IBU-addicted tourists as Portland […]

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Does beer have terroir?

The concept of terroir and its influence are enthusiastically debated in the wine world. Very few of the beer geeks I asked cared one whit about terroir, and hadn’t even given it a thought before I asked. After some debate, they decided that although […]

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Brews News: Summer fun!

Liver, don’t fail me now! There’s no shortage of fantastic craft beer events taking place across B.C. this weekend. Things kicks off on Friday with the Tapped Craft Beer Festival at Mount Washington on Vancouver Island, with 15 breweries taking […]

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The forecast is hazy this summer

Cloudy beers have started to fill glasses in tap houses and brewery tasting rooms, but we’re not talking about German hefeweizens or Belgian witbiers. Instead, these opaque beers are a newish style called “hazy IPA” and they’ve taken the West […]

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Brewer Vs Brewer: The Homebrewer Edition

Over the course of the last few years, Brewer vs. Brewer has interviewed some of the best professional craft brewers in the province. But what about the thousands of homebrewers out there? Just because someone doesn’t get paid to make […]

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