I remember the very first growler I ever bought; it was from Steamworks brew pub. I had seen a sign about growlers, and being a newish arrival in Canada, I asked for more information. "It's a glass jug that you can take beer away in."
As the craft beer revolution has exploded over the last 5 years, it has had a mixed effect on U-Brews. The surrounding creativity has inspired them to raise their game and learn new styles, but they have lost overall market share. But some key members of the BC brewing community got their start in U-Brews and fondly recall their time there.
Image: Instagram/Craft Collective Beerworks This year, I was surprised to learn that Ontario has a massive contract brewing scene, to the extent that dozens of “breweries” have no brick-and-mortar space…
In my last article, I covered the history of Stanley Park Brewing. Since then, the battle for the former Fish House in Stanley Park began in earnest at a hearing in the Vancouver City Council chamber on January 17th, 2018.