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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 homebrewboy@shaw.ca


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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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Homebrew Happenin’s

By Warren Boyer
  • September 1, 2016

A Warm Weather Brewing Surprise I have had conversations in the past with homebrewers who do not have a temperature-controlled fermenter and are opting to not brew during the summer…

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Homebrew Happenin’s

By Warren Boyer
  • May 25, 2016

Brewmaster beginnings: notes from the Coastal Ale Trail I usually take some vacation time in the spring each year, typically in April. In the past I would most often end…

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