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Breweries kick off 12 Day Beer Countdown

It’s that time of year when folks celebrate in advance of holiday season with some of the advent calendars are available in your local liquor store. They come in packs of 12 or 24, and you can find a couple of popular examples in our Holiday Gift Guide on page 7.

As a twist on this, the 12 Days Of Pre-Christmas has become a new in-brewery tradition too. Starting today and for most of the next two weeks, Chilliwack’s Old Yale Brewing will be releasing a set of one-off experimental brews known as the 12 Days of Beermas available in brewery. Kind of like a mini-advent calendar that you can take home via crowler. Full story → 

Langley’s Five Roads Brewing has a different take: $1 off feature on a different beer each day. How does your local brewery count down the days?

BC Craft Beer Survey Results Analyzed

As previewed last week and released earlier this week, the 7th annual BC Craft Beer Survey ran during the month of November on What’s Brewing’s sister website Beer Me BC, where over 1000 submissions were received providing insight on BC beer + cider consumers’ opinions. But as promised when releasing our People’s Choice Awards, we also have some interesting analysis to present to Beer Me BC and Hopline readers.

Beer Me BC People’s Choice Awards

Example: in an open-ended question, Beer Me BC asked consumers what their favourite style of beer was. By a wide margin, once again, IPA was the preferred style of respondents with Sours holding on to second spot. The Hazy IPA subcategory jumped up to 3rd spot, knocking Stout down to 4th place:

  1. India Pale Ale
  2. Sour Ale
  3. Hazy IPA
  4. Stout
  5. Pale Ale
  6. Lager
  7. Pilsner
  8. Saison
  9. Porter 
  10. Wheat Ale

Click through to the 2019 BC Craft Beer Survey Summary for full results →

Brewery Births & Birthdays

North Point comes to North Van

Congrats to North Point Brewing Co., the newest brewery in North Vancouver! Steps away from Beere Brewing, House of Funk and Streetcar, North Point will make the obvious next anchor in what has become one of BC’s best brewery crawls, the Lower Lonsdale Shipyards Brewery District. Scout Magazine feature | Facebook updates →

Langley Breweries opening soon

There’s no official announcement yet, but expect to hear from a couple of Langley breweries in the very near future. Both Camp Beer Co. and Farm Country Brewing are just putting the finishing touches on. Stay tuned to their respective social media for the big announcements. Camp Beer | Farm Country Brewing

Foamers Turns Four

Congrats to Foamer’s Folly on their fourth anniversary! Join the celebration at their Pitt Meadows location tomorrow evening. View event →

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