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GCBF 25: Untold stories of Beerfest

By Dave Smith
  • May 31, 2017

The 25th Annual Great Canadian Beer Festival will take place on Friday/Saturday, September 8th & 9th, 2017. Canada’s longest-running beer festival is fortunate to have had amazingly stable leadership over the…

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Bill Herdman: A Brewer’s Tale

By Dave Smith
  • January 1, 2016
I’d like to think that as you read these pages, you’re cozying up to a nice BC craft beer. Maybe you have something a bit hoppy, even dry-hopped. Possibly it’s something a bit experimental, showing off the brewer’s interest in their art. If you’re really in the mood you might be drinking something fairly strong like a Russian Imperial Stout or a Barley Wine. If it’s a bottled product, there may be some yeast still alive, giving it a deliberate second life after it hits the shelves at your favourite retailer.
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A short history of What’s Brewing

By What's Brewing
  • December 7, 2015

Actually this article is not really a history of What’s Brewing. If it were, it might surprise you how long that would get. One day we might (will) do that. But for now, we’re providing a few excerpts including a couple that were originally published on websites belonging to CAMRA BC and CAMRA Vancouver, plus articles from our archives. For those interested, they provide a peek into the history of BC’s first and longest-running beer enthusiast publication.

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What the Heck is “Mild”?

By Adam Chatburn
  • September 9, 2015

Growing up in the north of England there was a beer in almost every pub called “mild” - sometimes it was called “dark” but it was all basically the same:…

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