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How the Beer Oligopoly Apple Cart was Upset

by Rick Green 05.16.2012

^ Frank Appleton, Scottie McLellan, and John Mitchell at the Great Canadian Beer Festival in Victoria. On July 26, 1980, Labatt, Molson, and Carling O’Keefe locked out their unionized workers on the threat of a strike, and stopped distributing beer in BC. Since the Big Three produced all the beer sold in the province at […]

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A Firkin Good Feast

by Rick Green 02.08.2012

Six years ago, there were only two establishments in Vancouver offering cask-conditioned ale (AKA Real Ale) on a weekly basis – Dix BBQ & Brewery on Thursdays and The Whip Restaurant & Gallery on Sundays. Craft beer was still very much a sub-culture confined to brewpubs and the rare establishment where a manager or owner […]

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Gastown Real Ale Pub Crawl

by Rick Green 08.26.2009

CAMRA Vancouver is hosting a Real Ale pub crawl in Gastown this Saturday, featuring cask-conditioned ales from R&B Brewing at four of the neighbourhood’s best locations dedicated to craft beer. Participants will break up into four groups and hit the Alibi Room, The Irish Heather, Six Acres, and Steamworks. Each person will receive, respectively, a […]

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CAMRA Vancouver Recognizes Beer Excellence

by Rick Green 01.22.2009

The Vancouver chapter of the Campaign for Real Ale announced the results of its annual members poll recognizing local and regional excellence in brewing and beer service.  More inside…

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