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Thanks, Labatt: When Canadian Big Beer Shot Itself in the Foot

Big Beer in Canada had it good when I was a kid. But thanks to a conversation with Jim Dodds of Red Truck Beer, I can now pinpoint the moment that they unwittingly turned me against them…by selling me something I really enjoyed.

BC Craft Beer News Business Of Beer

Navigating Uncharted Waters: Ken Beattie on guiding BC’s Craft Brewers in 2020

BC’s fledgling craft brewers cope with an industry crisis ranking alongside historic labour disputes and wartime During the past decade, legislation allowing tasting lounges in BC breweries enabled a new  Continue Reading…

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British Columbia Doesn’t Love Beer?

In the news this week is a Statistics Canada report declaring that British Columbians drink less beer than other Canadians, in terms of beverage alcohol market share categories. The resulting coverage  Continue Reading…

Announcements + Press Releases Business Of Beer

BC brewing equipment icon Newlands is back in business…sort of

König Brewing Systems becomes BC’s newest brewhouse fabricator The website is still up, but the lights have been off for some time at Abbotsford’s Newlands Systems Inc.  Newlands, founded in 1990, was  Continue Reading…

Persephone Brew The Change Mocha Porter

It’s a tradition! Persephone has used the title “Brew The Change” in a series of beers made with other community members in the last few years. In 2018, the label  Continue Reading…

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Business Of Beer Events & Festivals

Why this year’s Craft Brewers Conference is the one to go to

Don’t be fooled by the name; this conference is not just for brewers. This Friday marks the second annual BC Craft Brewers Conference, a gathering of the BC brewing industry  Continue Reading…

Fuggles & Warlock The Four Hops IPA

Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks of Richmond has released a collaboration tribute to BC’s original beer radio show, Just Here For The Beer Radio. The collectible bottle’s label artwork features the  Continue Reading…

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