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U-Brews: forgotten members of the BC craft beer community

By Adam Chatburn
  • January 16, 2019
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.
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A Look At Russian Imperial Stout

By Warren Boyer
  • December 19, 2018
Imperial stout, also knowns as Russian Imperial Stout or RIS, is a strong dark beer originally brewed in the eighteenth century in London for export to the Russian court of Catherine the Great (Empress Catherine II).
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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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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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