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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The Growler Guide to Brewery Creek

Make no mistake: Vancouver has emerged as the craft beer capital of Canada (sorry Victoria). And Brewery Creek – the unofficial brewery district developed around Main Street – has become the industry’s beating heart. Like SE Portland in Oregon or […]

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How Gassy Jack Put Vancouver on the Map

Vancouver is known around the world for its outrageous real estate prices and equally ridiculous liquor laws, so it seems somehow fitting that Canada’s third-largest city first began after a squatter decided to open an unlicensed saloon in the middle of nowhere. Apart from the […]

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The 9 Best Tasting Rooms in BC

For the better part of three decades, beer has been as much about marketing as about the beer. And for all of craft beer’s conscious efforts to do everything differently than macro beer, the industry is still a product of […]

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Is BC's beer industry green enough?

There’s a rule of thumb in journalism: If you can write your headline as a question, then the answer is always no. “Does Star Wars: Episode LXXVII live up to expectations?” No. “Will Donald Trump win the 2016 U.S. election?” No. It’s called […]

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You Should Go To Victoria Beer Week, OK?

There’s no question BC is overloaded with beer festivals. There are just too many choices for what amount essentially to the same concept: sip beer out of four-ounce tasting glasses amongst a bunch of strangers, then get drunk. They’re the […]

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