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Thanks, Labatt: When Canadian Big Beer Shot Itself in the Foot

By Dave Smith
  • May 21, 2020
Big Beer in Canada had it good when I was a kid, and I didn't know any better than to drink their stuff. But thanks to a recent conversation with a Vancouver brewery chief, I can now pinpoint the moment that a giant brewer set me on the path to craft beer evangelism...by selling me the first beer I really enjoyed.
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A Parting Toast, as Kelowna’s Boundary Brewing makes way for Welton Brewery

By Adam Chatburn
  • May 1, 2020
April 30th 2020 marked the last day of Kelowna’s Boundary Brewing after 3 years in business in its current location. Here's a parting Au Revoir to Boundary Brewing, and a hearty welcome with best wishes for Welton Brewing. Featuring a word from Boundary Brewing owner Oliver Gläser. Also featuring his impressive, articulate Dec 2017 telephone interview about the Antifa harrassment crisis. If you haven't met Oliver yet, this candid, passionate, yet impressively articulate discussion is a great way to get to know type of strong-willed person he is.
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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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