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JAK’s Beer Wine Spirits

By Navin Autar
  • April 5, 2020
At JAK’s, we want everyone to feel like a part of the family with outstanding customer service, unique product selection, and a community-first experience.
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SELF-SERVING IT, RIGHT?

By J. Random
  • February 11, 2020
Self-serve craft beer bars, as seen in the USA, are great for those of us not endowed with patience to wait for a server to come by our table. But self-service of liquor is not permitted in British Columbia, so don’t look for self-serve beer walls in this province any decade soon.
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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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What’s Brewing Goes to the Movies

By Ted Child
  • October 24, 2019
To the joy of beer drinkers everywhere, two new beer documentaries have recently been released. Both Brewmaster (2018) and Beers of Joy (2019) follow in the footsteps of the first Somm film.
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A Bright Future for Brewing in BC

By J. Random
  • August 19, 2019
For craft brewers, the quality of the ingredients they use to make beer is critical. Each of the natural products they source from their many suppliers can vary from year to year or even batch to batch.
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Brenda Miller: Beer Farmer

By Lundy Dale
  • July 31, 2019
Thanks to the world of the Pink Boots Society, I have finally had the chance to meet Brenda and some of her family — and maybe one of these days we will brew together! Please meet Brenda Miller of Pemberton Valley BeerWorks, also known as The Beer Farmers.
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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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