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A Tale Of Two Cideries

By Jeff Nairn
  • May 22, 2019
Regardless of where a cidery in BC sits on the production spectrum, their product is lumped in with the Refreshment (RTD) category. All cider products—foreign or domestic, mass-produced cider-flavoured cocktails or locally produced, truly 100% BC products— are classified this way. They’re all lumped in with alcoholic sodas, Caesar cocktails, and wine spritzers.
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SUSTAINING THE MOMENTUM… IN HOMEBREWING

By Warren Boyer
  • May 16, 2019
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?
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Mid-Island Brewery Touring: A Cross-Section Of Paradise

By Brian K. Smith
  • April 18, 2019
When we think of paradise, we think of faraway destinations with exotic food, drink and landscapes. For a beer lover, this could be in the bars of Prague, the monastery breweries of Belgium, or the urban breweries along the banks of the Willamette River in Portland. Or, closer to home, the scenic spas and unique breweries of Vancouver Island.
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Spring In The Okanagan!

By Kim Lawton
  • March 21, 2019
I love the early spring. It’s a great time of year to throw open the patio doors, soak up the sunshine, and get out and play on the trails. There is a sense of excitement and renewal in the air as we prepare for the spring and summer tourism season.
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THE RETURN OF THE LAGER

By Adam Chatburn
  • February 13, 2019

Noxious ramblings from a semi-professional malcontent Lager is back! It’s the new craft beer! C’mon, it’s craft now! Bah, humbug. Let me tell you laddie, some of us fought a…

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Beeronomics: How Beer Explains The World

By Ted Child
  • January 15, 2019
I long for beer books like this that don’t just detail how history affected beer, but talk about how beer affected history. The authors argue that “Beer has shaped the trajectory of Western civilization more than most political philosophers might like to admit."
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