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B.C. craft beer industry still kicking amid COVID-19

At the outset of COVID-19, B.C. craft breweries found themselves struggling to stay afloat due to taproom closures and reduced production capacities. In response, breweries like Hoyne and Whistle Buoy…

Fourth annual Christmas Craft Beer Show to feature over 100 festive flavours

The fourth annual Christmas Craft Beer Show is literally spreading holiday cheers this weekend at the Save on Foods Memorial Center. Breweries will bring along classic favourites, and mostly feature…

Crowds to pour into Great Canadian Beer Fest this weekend

With the Great Canadian Beer Fest this weekend, craft beer aficionados and wannabe connoisseurs alike will enjoy tasting every type of beer at Victoria's Royal Athletic Park.

Swans Brewpub and Vikes Athletics join forces

Vikes Lager hits Victoria liquor stores and bar tops Oct. 5 You can hold off on that blue and gold face paint for now, because one local brewery has created…

The men behind the pints

John Rowling and Gerry Hieter have been in the Victoria beer scene since there first was a Victoria beer scene   Beer has seen a serious makeover in the past…

Great Canadian Beer Festival flows back in to Victoria

Canada’s longest-running craft beer tasting festival is back Every year, Royal Athletic Park is filled to the brim with a mix of over 9000 locals and tourists visiting one of…

UVic chemist teams up with Phillips Brewery for a better brew

What reaction do you get when you combine a UVic chemistry pro- fessor and the quality manager at Phillips Brewery while they sit down and have a beer? A groundbreaking…

Things get weird at the Great Canadian Beer Festival

The necks of your trusty and tipsy correspondents were not the only things baking in the sun at the Great Canadian Beer Festival; the culture of the festival itself stewed…

Price increases create bottleneck for brewers

The Liquor Distribution Board (LDB) of B.C. changed its pricing model on beer, with the previous three-tiered system falling to the wayside. A wholesale model was introduced in April and…