Restaurants prepare to struggle through the rain and cold

For restaurants, the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has been a tale of two cities. Restaurants in Vancouver’s and Victoria’s downtown core, typically buzzing with business lunches and after work cocktails, have been struggling. However, restaurants in the suburbs […]

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Pandemic shakes up Vancouver’s alcohol-delivery sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up the liquor delivery business in Metro Vancouver, opening the door – at least temporarily – for restaurants to deliver alcohol with meals, for consumers to receive alcohol bought from private retailers through meal-delivery apps […]

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The Growler is back! 

Next issue of The Growler due out Nov. 1, 2020! After a brief hiatus due to the world almost ending (and the birth of my second child, totally unrelated), I’m happy to announce that The Growler is back, with a […]

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B.C. Beer Awards cancels 2020 event

Organizers of the B.C. Beer Awards and Festival announced this week that they will be cancelling the 2020 event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event is normally held the third weekend in October. However, with the uncertainty presented […]

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City of Vancouver, province seek to cultivate patio culture

Container Brewing principal Terry Brown can’t wait to move furniture onto some of his parking spaces and create a licensed patio. He welcomes news May 22 that the B.C. government has agreed to an “expedited approval process for faster processing times” […]

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