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Thanks, Labatt: When Canadian Big Beer Shot Itself in the Foot

By Dave Smith
  • May 21, 2020
Big Beer in Canada had it good when I was a kid, and I didn't know any better than to drink their stuff. But thanks to a recent conversation with a Vancouver brewery chief, I can now pinpoint the moment that a giant brewer set me on the path to craft beer evangelism...by selling me the first beer I really enjoyed.
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Northern BC Craf-Tacular

By Adam Arthur
  • September 26, 2019
BC CRAF-TACULAR This has been a spectacular year for craft beer in Northern BC. All in all, when it comes to craft as a whole, I think that the macros will never replicate or beat BC craft beer.
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End of an Era for Great Canadian Craft Beer Legends

By Dave Smith
  • November 5, 2018
This past Monday, the Great Canadian Beer Festival Society announced the passing of the torch from the current Directors (including co-founders) of GCBF to the Victoria Beer Week Society. It’s a bittersweet feeling knowing that this day has finally come. But it had to come, given that GCBF began a quarter century ago.
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11 Tips for Having the Best GCBF 2018 Experience

By Ed Kaye
  • September 6, 2018
The 26th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival will be held at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria this coming Friday and Saturday. If you are new to GCBF or beer festivals in general, hopefully this list of tips will help you have a fun and memorable day.
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