Colder months are generally more suited to beers that are stronger in both flavour and alcohol. I have talked about barley wine in past columns, so this year I thought I would suggest an Imperial Stout.
COVID-19 has affected all of us in some way or another. If you have found yourself with time on your hands, have been thinking about ways to be as self-sufficient as possible, or need a distraction from all of the craziness in the world right now, I strongly suggest trying homebrewing. It is fun, educational, and rewarding.
In 2005, Tony Dewald (now of Trading Post Brewing) was the brewer at DIX BBQ & Brewery, and Warren Boyer was President of the fledgling beer enthusiasts' group, CAMRA Vancouver.
Tony decided to have a homebrew contest specifically for IPA. Warren entered two beers into the contest. Here's what made the memorable winning beer so representative of the Pacific Northwest.
With a little over a month left until Christmas, What's Brewing magazine launches its annual BC Craft Beer Holiday Gift Guide. Probably the only one of its kind anywhere, this 18-page "look book" of curated gift ideas has expanded with many unique new picks since last year.
I found myself contemplating this issue’s theme one snowy February day in Moody Ales’ taproom. I got to thinking: I’ve been a home brewer for twenty years. Many people try it and give up far sooner. How have I done it this long, and how I can sustain my momentum for the next twenty years?
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.
What's Brewing magazine of BC, Canada presents its 2nd Annual Craft Beer Holiday Gift Guide. Possibly the only only one of its kind anywhere, this booklet contains a comprehensive listing of beer-related gift shopping ideas in categories including Arts & Crafts, Touring & Tasting, Reading, Education, Bar & Brewing and more.