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A Brief, Opinionated, History Of Cider

By J. Random
  • April 7, 2020
From our Spring 2020 magazine, aka The Cider Issue: Longtime columnist J. Random breaks down the history of cider from Europe to British Columbia. --- About the time our ancestors came down from the trees, they developed a taste—or at least tolerance—for the alcohol that naturally develops in rotting fruit. These evolving hunter-gatherers might have fermented a beverage from collected fruit well before agriculture.
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Super Cider Me!

By Adam Chatburn
  • March 31, 2020
Whenever anyone asks me about getting into brewing, I suggest they try cider first. It’s a different process but quick, easy, cheap, shows the basic steps of sanitising and fermenting, and is much easier than making beer.
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Cider vs. Cider II: A BC Craft Cider Showdown

By What's Brewing
  • March 24, 2020
Every three months, What’s Brewing gets together with JAK’S Liquor Stores to create a new installment of our Tasting Panel series. Just over a month ago, for the second time ever, we reviewed a batch of BC Craft Ciders! JAK’S took us on a wild ride of cider styles, including the ones seen here. Some of these ciders are available for home delivery. Check out who took our blue ribbon in our Spring Tasting Panel: https://www.whatsbrewing.ca/panel/2020-01
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Harvesting The Urban Orchards

By Jeff Nairn
  • February 19, 2020
Our journey started over two years ago when we took a serious leap from home cider production to a fully-fledged cidery, using apples from city trees. For the past three summers we’ve cycled up and down alleyways, mapping apple trees.
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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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