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Adam Chatburn

Adam Chatburn is a professional brewer, cellarman, and past President of CAMRA Vancouver. Adam writes the View From The Cellar column for What's Brewing.


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Super Cider Me!

By Adam Chatburn
  • March 31, 2020
Whenever anyone asks me about getting into brewing, I suggest they try cider first. It’s a different process but quick, easy, cheap, shows the basic steps of sanitising and fermenting, and is much easier than making beer.
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THE DEATH OF CASKS…and my part in their downfall

By Adam Chatburn
  • January 29, 2020
In 2013, I became president of the Vancouver branch of the Campaign For Real Ale BC (CAMRA BC), with a mandate of modernization, greater consumer advocacy, and membership growth. I also had a private agenda: to advance “real ale” in BC by curating cask festivals, promoting cask nights, and supporting establishments with a cask focus.
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Are Core Brands A Thing Of The Past?

By Adam Chatburn
  • July 24, 2019
This past February, beer journalist Stephen Beaumont launched #FlagshipFebruary, a social media campaign encouraging beer drinkers to consider drinking brewery core brands over ‘seasonal’ offerings.
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THE RETURN OF THE LAGER

By Adam Chatburn
  • February 13, 2019

Noxious ramblings from a semi-professional malcontent Lager is back! It’s the new craft beer! C’mon, it’s craft now! Bah, humbug. Let me tell you laddie, some of us fought a…

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U-Brews: forgotten members of the BC craft beer community

By Adam Chatburn
  • January 16, 2019
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.
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The End of The Beginning

By Adam Chatburn
  • June 1, 2018
After three wonderful years at East Vancouver brewery incubator Callister Brewing, it’s time to close the books on my business Real Cask Brewing for a while.
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