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Are Core Brands A Thing Of The Past?

By Adam Chatburn
  • July 24, 2019
This past February, beer journalist Stephen Beaumont launched #FlagshipFebruary, a social media campaign encouraging beer drinkers to consider drinking brewery core brands over ‘seasonal’ offerings.
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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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The End of The Beginning

By Adam Chatburn
  • June 1, 2018
After three wonderful years at East Vancouver brewery incubator Callister Brewing, it’s time to close the books on my business Real Cask Brewing for a while.
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The Importance of Clean Lines

By Adam Chatburn
  • April 25, 2017
The hoses that connect beer kegs and casks to taps—the lines—need regular cleaning. Dirty lines adversely affect the flavour of beer. Contamination in the lines can also lead to foaming the beer and unexpected hangovers!
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