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…

Viva la revolution!

Craft Beer Revolution’s second edition bigger, better, and pleasantly quaffable

Cup of lukewarm tap water declared world’s most powerful sanitizing agent

This story was originally published in The Peak, SFU’s student newspaper.  HUMOUR — In a move that could very well change the way in which humans deal with sanitation and…

Some like it hops

When the frat boys crawl out from under shot-gunned cans of Bud and begin the steps towards the craft beer wall of their local beer stores, more often than not…

The culture of craft brewing

When John Mitchell—the so-called Grandfather of British Columbia craft brewing—opened the first modern craft brewery in Canada at Horseshoe Bay in the early 1980s, no one would have guessed that…

Brewmasters and bomber bottles

Craft breweries are bursting onto the scene in B.C. Micro-brewers have begun using high-quality and unconventional ingredients to spearhead a revolution against the bland, mass-produced Lucky Lagers and Molson Canadians…

Seasonal drinking, Vancouver Island style

Vancouver Island Brewery launches Iron Plow Harvest Märzen

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