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Craft Beer Review: Howe Sound Brewing Wee Beastie

by Joe Wiebe 02.04.2013

For hundreds of years, well into the 20th century, all beer was stored in wooden barrels, usually oak because of its sturdiness and waterproof quality. Industrialization of the brewing industry led to the advent of metal fermentation and conditioning tanks, glass bottles, and eventually aluminum cans and kegs. Barrels all but disappeared from the brewing […]

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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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2012: The Year in Craft Beer

by Joe Wiebe 01.03.2013

Here are some of the highlights from a great year for BC’s craft beer industry. 7 New breweries! BC craft beer drinkers welcomed seven new breweries in 2012 (eight if you count Hoyne which opened in late December 2011). Most of these new breweries have already made a mark on the brewing scene, and some […]

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Craft Beer Review: 4 Recent Releases

by Joe Wiebe 12.06.2012

There have been several interesting BC craft beer releases in recent weeks. Here are some capsule reviews (in order of alcoholic strength).

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Beer Review: Phillips’ SUPER MASSIVE RELEASE

by Joe Wiebe 10.24.2012

When Victoria’s Phillips Brewing announced it was releasing three seasonal beers with its trademark outrageous cheekiness this week (see above pic), I realized it would be necessary to taste all three, and in one evening no less. Yes, this would be a SUPER MASSIVE undertaking for me, but I steeled myself to the task for […]

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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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2012 BC Beer Award Winners

by Editor 10.15.2012

Here is the full list of winners from the 2012 BC Beer Awards event. Listed is each beer category heading, along with the number of BC Craft Beers submitted for that category: Best of Show – Steamworks Pilsner -Conrad Gmoser of Steamworks Brewing Company Lager/Pilsner – 22 Beers 1.) Steamworks Pilsner – Conrad Gmoser of […]

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Thumbnail image for Driftwood Brewery Sartori Harvest IPA

Driftwood Brewery Sartori Harvest IPA

by Joe Wiebe 09.27.2012

If you consider yourself a craft beer enthusiast and haven’t heard of this beer before, then I suggest you wrest yourself away from whatever screen you are looking at (once you’ve finished reading this review, of course) and go pick up a bottle at your nearest private liquor store before it disappears. This is one […]

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Beer Review: Granville Island Saison

by paulkamon 09.26.2012

GIB brewmaster Vern Lambourne is at it again. His latest limited edition release from the Granville Island microbrewery, a saison (French for “season”),  is a textbook and skilled example of one of the more subtle and sophisticated beer styles. Originating in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, the saison was historically a low-alcohol pale ale brewed in […]

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Ticket Giveaway! Beerlesque II Returns to the Roundhouse

by Editor 09.17.2012

CONTEST WINNER: Kelly Marion 

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Beer Review: 8 Wired Brewing “Tall Poppy” India Red Ale

by paulkamon 09.11.2012

The Marlborough region of New Zealand is well known for making world-class Sauvignon Blanc wine. However, with the steady growth of the country’s craft beer industry, along with Marlborough’s 8 Wired Brewing leading the way with their consistently award-winning ales, the region’s notoriety is set to expand beyond the grape. 

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Thirsty – A Craft Beer Column: September 2012

by Joe Wiebe 09.07.2012

BC Craft Beer Odyssey Last month, I mentioned that I was heading out on the road to visit several breweries and craft beer-related spots around BC in support of my upcoming guidebook, Craft Beer Revolution (to be published next spring by Douglas & McIntyre). I’ve been back for a few days now and my head […]

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