As the days get warmer and longer, we reach that magical time of year: beer festival season. It’s when beer nerds flock to open fields and town plazas to queue up and sample tiny glasses of the latest and greatest the industry has to offer.
Questions pinball through my brain, syncopated with the beat of my overstressed heart. It’s day three of BC Beer Wars training and I am struggling. I had thought the training would be hard but manageable. Hah.
There is no doubt the craft beer movement is sweeping the world. Industry statistics worldwide show the number of craft breweries increasing year over year. It’s exciting to watch, but is this growth sustainable?
The two daughters of Spinnakers owner Paul Hadfield have followed the family tradition by working in BC beer. In Part I of our Women In Beer profile, we introduce you to Brewery Operations Manager Kala Hadfield.
KPU's Brewing and Brewery Operations program is the only brewing diploma of its kind in BC and the first brewing program in Canada to be recognized by the Master Brewers Association for offering a high standard of brewing education.
The Wildwood Public House, previously known as the Red Lion, purported to be Powell River’s first neighbourhood pub, is weeks away from opening. There is a lot of buzz about the Wildwood, locally and in craft beer circles.
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.