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Thirsty – A Craft Beer Column

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Thirsty – A Craft Beer Column: February 2013

by Joe Wiebe 02.18.2013

Growlin’ For Beer Growlers have been around for a long time. The unusual name dates back to the 1890s when New York City residents would carry draft beer from a bar to work or home using a half-gallon galvanized pail with a metal lid. The carbonation escaping under the lid made a purring or “growling” [...]

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Craft Beer Review: Fernie Black Mammoth Winter Ale

by Joe Wiebe 01.23.2013

When Fernie Brewing first opened in 2003, unlike most breweries it was busier in the winter than the summer. After all, during ski season there are as many as 9,000 people on the slopes of the three ski hills situated around the town of Fernie where only 5,000 reside year-round. Naturally, the bars and restaurants [...]

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Thirsty – A Craft Beer Column: November, 2012

by Joe Wiebe 11.09.2012

Last month, as I was writing about all the different pumpkin and fresh-hop beers available in BC, I started thinking about how much variety there is in the craft beer scene here. It’s not news to anyone, I’m sure, but we are certainly lucky to have such a diverse array of beer styles and brands, [...]

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Thirsty – A Craft Beer Column: October 2012

by Joe Wiebe 10.18.2012

October is BC Craft Beer Month For the second year running, October has been designated as Craft Beer Month in BC. It’s a little different from Vancouver Craft Beer Week, which takes place every May, as there are no official craft beer month events, except perhaps for the BC Beer Awards, which were announced in [...]

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Thirsty – A Craft Beer Column: August 2012

by Joe Wiebe 08.16.2012

Last month’s Thirsty column described the craft beer boom that we are enjoying in British Columbia and introduced three of BC’s newest breweries: Tofino Brewing, Hoyne Brewing (Victoria), and Coal Harbour Brewing (Vancouver). This month, I’ll pick up where I left off with descriptions of three more brand new breweries, but first I want to [...]

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Thirsty – A Craft Beer Column

by Joe Wiebe 07.25.2012

Welcome to Thirsty, a new column about craft beer in British Columbia. It’s a great time to be a beer geek on the west coast. Three decades after BC’s first modern-day microbrewery opened in Horseshoe Bay, the craft beer movement is booming here. There are now more than 50 microbreweries in BC—seven new ones have [...]

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