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Warren Boyer

Warren Boyer of Fraser Mills Fermentation Company is an award-winning home and commercial brewer, a Certified Beer Judge, Director at Tri-Cities Cask Festival Association, and Past President of CAMRA Vancouver. Warren writes the Homebrew Happenin's column for What's Brewing. Reach Warren at [email protected]


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On The North Island Trail

By Warren Boyer
  • July 18, 2019
Three years ago, I traveled up the Sunshine Coast to Powell River across to Courtenay in the Comox Valley, and then south to Victoria, stopping at every brewery along my route. Since then, several new breweries have opened in the mid- and North Island, so it was time for a re-visit.
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Verrüktes Donnerbräu Festival 2019

By Warren Boyer
  • June 1, 2019
March 16th, 2019 marked the first annual Verrücktes Donnerbräu Festival brew day for a group of Lower Mainland homebrewers. The fest, whose German title loosely translates as “crazy thunder brew”, was a two-part experiment that began as a wacky 3 a.m. idea in the twisted brain of Tim Vandegrift.
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SUSTAINING THE MOMENTUM… IN HOMEBREWING

By Warren Boyer
  • May 16, 2019
I found myself contemplating this issue’s theme one snowy February day in Moody Ales’ taproom. I got to thinking: I’ve been a home brewer for twenty years. Many people try it and give up far sooner. How have I done it this long, and how I can sustain my momentum for the next twenty years?
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A Look At Russian Imperial Stout

By Warren Boyer
  • December 19, 2018
Imperial stout, also knowns as Russian Imperial Stout or RIS, is a strong dark beer originally brewed in the eighteenth century in London for export to the Russian court of Catherine the Great (Empress Catherine II).
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Cross-Border Brew Shoppin’

By Warren Boyer
  • August 1, 2018

Above: The Brew Shop, which features portraits of craft beer royalty, is in an old church. As a lifetime Lower Mainland resident, I am no stranger to cross-border shopping. When…

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Homebrew Happenin’s: Making Hard Cider From Juice

By Warren Boyer
  • September 21, 2017
Last summer I noticed many new BC craft ciders appearing on the market. My wife isn't particularly fond of beer but enjoys a nice cider, so I ended up purchasing many bottles over the summer and it got me thinking about making some cider of my own. I
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Homebrew Happenin’s

By Warren Boyer
  • July 6, 2017

Summer is the season for saisons Traditionally, saison is a rustic, artisanal ale made with local farm-grown ingredients. This beer would be brewed for consumption during the active farming season…

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Homebrew Happenin’s

By Warren Boyer
  • March 22, 2017
Craft Community Crossover: Home Brewers Visit the Pros >> At 7 a.m. on January 13, 2017, the Fraser Valley Fermentalists homebrew club gathered at Fuggles & Warlock for a collaboration brew.
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