VCBW: Your guide to Vancouver Craft Beer Week!

Vancouver Craft Beer Week is back! Here’s your guide to this upcoming week’s festivities…   VCBW Opening Night Friday, May 26, 6-10pm @ Roundhouse Community Centre Tickets: $49 (includes 15 four-ounce drink tickets) Kick off Vancouver Craft Beer Week with […]

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VCBW: It's a family affair

For many craft brewers, making beer is a labour of love. There’s long hours, loads of stress, and it can take years to recoup the massive start-up costs associated with opening a brewery. Having your family by your side, supporting […]

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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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