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End of an Era for Great Canadian Craft Beer Legends

By Dave Smith
  • November 5, 2018
This past Monday, the Great Canadian Beer Festival Society announced the passing of the torch from the current Directors (including co-founders) of GCBF to the Victoria Beer Week Society. It’s a bittersweet feeling knowing that this day has finally come. But it had to come, given that GCBF began a quarter century ago.
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What’s NOT Brewing: Putting a Name To Craft Cider

By Jeff Nairn
  • November 5, 2018
A quick visit to your favourite liquor store reveals the confusion around cider: is it proper craft cider or not? It’s unfortunate that cider drinkers have to rifle through the alco-pop selection to get to their favourite craft cider. Even more unfortunate is that cider is still categorized among these Ready To Drink (RTD) beverages by the taxation overlords of our alcohol distribution and sales monopoly in the province.
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HOP FIGHT: Doubling Down on IPA

By What's Brewing
  • October 16, 2018
It’s hop harvest season! So we went out and got ourselves some serious modern IPAs to taste. It was the first time the Panel would be rating IPAs, so we wanted hops, and lots of ’em. But a funny thing happened to IPAs in the years we were busy rating all those other styles.
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Cross-Border Brew Shoppin’

By Warren Boyer
  • August 1, 2018

Above: The Brew Shop, which features portraits of craft beer royalty, is in an old church. As a lifetime Lower Mainland resident, I am no stranger to cross-border shopping. When…

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Pink Boots Brew Day 2018

By Lundy Dale
  • June 1, 2018

Ladies of the Pink Boots Society launch their Pink Haze NE IPA collab at Merchants Workshop in Vancouver, Photo: Brian K. Smith During the week of March 3 – 10,…

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Spotlight: Vanbrewers

  • June 1, 2018

Homebrew clubs across Canada hold Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) sanctioned competitions, which are a great way for brewers to get feedback on their beers. Beers are assessed for their…

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