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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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The Melody of Craft Beer

by Rick Green 05.13.2012

In most cultures, social gatherings commonly involve three elements – food, alcohol, and music. With Vancouver Craft Beer Week I & II, the connection between beer and food, beyond the typical burgers and pizza, was well-established. Now, VCBW III turns the spotlight on music with our craft brewers featured as rock stars. Music is represented […]

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Coming of Age: An Introduction to Beer Cellaring

by Rick Green 04.28.2011

The tagline of the Mark James Group is “Drink Fresh Beer“. For the most part, this is what you should do. Go into a brewpub, where you find the freshest beer, and try a seasonal release when it first comes out. Sample it again three or four weeks later, and you may notice a considerable […]

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