Brewer vs Brewer: The Aussie Invasion edition

Australia and Canada have always had a natural affinity for each other. Perhaps it’s the shared colonial heritage that’s responsible for that connection. Or maybe it’s the fact that both countries are sparsely-populated outposts at opposite ends of the Pacific; […]

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Meet the mad scientists of B.C. craft beer

Contrary to what your local craft brewery’s Instagram feed might suggest, making beer is anything but glamorous. There are no poignant shafts of light to catch motes of dust floating in the air – just fluorescent tubes incessantly flickering overhead. […]

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Brew Kid on the Block: Andina Brewing Company

On March 1, the long-awaited Andina Brewing Company finally opened its doors on Powell Street, much to the relief of the Amaya family. After years of red tape, false starts, construction delays, and permit after permit after permit, the family-owned […]

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Beerstory 101: St. Hildegard of Bingen

The fascinating and complicated history of one of beer’s most revered figures   In the annals of beer history, St. Hildegard of Bingen holds a unique distinction. The 12th century German abbess is responsible for the earliest surviving writings on […]

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I Heart Penticton

  Penticton isn’t just about the beach, the peach, and the Naramata Bench. This small, South Okanagan city within easy driving distance of the coast has a thriving, cutting-edge craft beer scene that includes four breweries, a quaint brewpub, and […]

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GROWLER ON THE AIR: Feb. 18, 2017

The Growler editor Rob Mangelsdorf once again joined Barry Link at the This Is Lotusland podcast to discuss all things craft beer. Have a listen! (The segment starts at the 11:11 mark.)        

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Brew Kid on the Block: Boundary Brewing Co.

Kelowna is further staking its claim as a craft beer destination with the recent opening of Boundary Brewing Co., one of six breweries and brewpubs now serving up craft beer within the city limits. Started by former farmer and rugby-enthusiast […]

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