We've had a full year of beer and cider events under our belts. From panicked purchases of festival equipment to interesting encounters with patrons, it’s been a nutty but all-round solid learning experience for us.
I remember the very first growler I ever bought; it was from Steamworks brew pub. I had seen a sign about growlers, and being a newish arrival in Canada, I asked for more information. "It's a glass jug that you can take beer away in."
How far would you go to have a craft beer experience? How about a 12-hour flight traveling more than 10,000 kilometres through 15 time zones? Let me introduce you to Taiwan, a 394-kilometre-long island that is home to more than 23 million people.
Our cover story features a cool little brewery in Coquitlam that you probably didn’t know much about, other than maybe a few of their beers. Turns out that there is an interesting story behind Mariner Brewing.
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.