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Cream Of The Crop: The North Island’s Cream Ales

By Adam Chatburn
As a recent transplant to the North Island community of Comox, I had fun in the fall, social-distance visiting the local breweries. I noticed that a big seller was cream ale—both Gladstone Brewing and Land & Sea Brewing were serving it as fast as they could make it. Even Dave Paul’s nano-operation Love Shack Libations in Qualicum keeps a cream ale as one of his four core beers.
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Looking into the Future of BC Craft Beer

By J. Random
Longtime What's Brewing columnist J. Random tackles the theme of our Winter 2020 "Virtual Beerality" issue by looking into the future of craft brewing. Features a graph of BC brewery birth and death rate statistics. Were we already reaching peak beer?
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BC BEER TOURING IN A TIME OF CHANGE

By Brian K. Smith
I had always believed that BC would one day be the beer mecca of North America. We seemed so close, then COVID-19 struck. So I ventured out to talk to brewers, managers, and owners about their experience during this pandemic. Would it destroy us or make us stronger? My quest was to find out and, of course, drink some fresh craft beer along the way!
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Beyond The Pale: A West Coast Pale Ale Roundup

By What's Brewing
PRESENTED BY JAK'S LIQUOR STORES: Pale Ale is a style that BC beer drinkers adopted in the 1990s, but today’s Northwest-style Pales have considerably more flavour. Find out who took home our blue ribbon this issue, and prepare to start craving the clean and crisp flavours of a West Coast Pale Ale.
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What’s Bruin: The Career of Iain Hill

By J. Random
To BC’s current generation of craft beer enthusiasts, owner and brewer Iain Hill might be recognized as one of the brains behind Strange Fellows Brewing Company. His influence on BC’s beer scene, however, runs more broadly and deeply than even longtime fans might know.
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Women in Beer

By Lundy Dale

Pink Boots Brew Day 2017 On International Women’s Day in 2015 a group of us from the BC Craft beer industry met up at Dogwood Brewing (not yet open at…

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Ullage and Spillage

By J. Random

It's R&B, But Better! R&B Brewing is back baby! If you want proof, crack open a bottle of their Vancouver Special IPA and smell the hop aroma. Of course, die-hard…

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