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Happy Holidays and Beery Christmas!

This is the last Hopline of 2018, so Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year to you! If you have time left over after you finish shopping, or haven’t figured out what you’re doing for your end-of-year blowout, check out our Craft Beer Holiday Calendar. It’s completely stuffed with events and goings-on around BC. Ed Kaye, our MC of Awesome Events, has a few highlights picked out below.

Here’s what’s new around the esteemed offices of What’s Brewing:

The Tasting Panel Cross-Examines Russian Imperial Stouts

In this episode of the What’s Brewing Tasting Panel presented by Legacy Liquor Store, the comrades cross-examine a selection of BC-crafted Russian Imperial Stouts. We present the results of their interrogation and find out who took top honours. Full Story →

Also: our Homebrew Happenin’s columnist Warren Boyer (that’s him pictured above) explains just what a Russian Imperial Stout is, and even tells you how to make one. Read Warren’s article →

Community In Profile: Old Yale Brewing

Old Yale Brewing has been on the scene since 1999, and in recent years has really gained momentum as well as recognition for the quality of their beers. We had a word with Marketing Manager Heather Perdue to find out what’s new at Old Yale. Full Story →

Unboxed: Parallel 49 & Central City’s Alpine Adventure Pack 2018 Advent Calendar

It’s our spotlight on BC’s best-known beer advent calendar. At this stage in the game it’s no longer about drinking a beer a day; it’s about drinking in the mystery box (which we take a peek at) at your own pace. Plus, if you can still snag one of these, you might enjoy a savings off the original pre-Advent price and tick that last gift off your list. Read the full review →

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