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Hybrid Saison

Dageraad Enology Series No. 1: Syrah Saison

The inventiveness of breweries like Burnaby’s Dageraad Brewing provides a side benefit for the craft fan: for instance, the constant learning about topics like grape variants you can age beer  Continue Reading…

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Dark Sour fruit sour Sour Ale

Field House x Vox Rea Hibiscus Dark Cherry Sour

Once upon a time, a Lower Mainland band featuring three lovely ladies was a fan of Field House Brewing beer, and in turn the brewery was a fan of the  Continue Reading…

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Hazy IPA IPA

Moon Under Water Brewery/Brassneck Brewery :The Tall Man Phantasm Hazy IPA

What do Marlborough region New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and IPA’s have in common? Both rely on thiols, a group of compounds that produce characteristics of tropical fruit. Very recently some  Continue Reading…

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Hazy Hazy IPA NE IPA

Phillips Brewing and Malting Co.- iOTA Hazy IPA

One of many recent trends in beer is the uptick in low or non-alcoholic beer. One of the newest to hit the shelves is iOTA, a non-alcoholic craft beer brewed  Continue Reading…

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Hazy IPA IPA NE IPA New England IPA

Patina Brewing Co: Juicy IPA

Patina Brewing, located out in Port Coquitlam, should be commended for committing to being a Living Wage Organization.  This is an employer that pays enough for staff to live and  Continue Reading…

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Cider

Cunning Plan Cider

Tim Vandergrift has years of experience in the Lower Mainland craft brewing scene, from homebrewing club leader, to  community organizer, to commercial craft brewer. Recently he moved from Fraser Mills  Continue Reading…

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Pale Ale

Settlement Brewing : Brave Noise Pale Ale

Settlement Brewing used to be called Postmark Brewing until new ownership brought on a rebrand. One of their recent limited releases is Brave Noise Pale Ale. You might be aware  Continue Reading…

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American IPA IPA Wheat Ale

Parallel 49 Unparalleled Pack

When you see the colourful packaging, you know you’re dealing with founding Yeast Van constituent Parallel 49 Brewing. Founded in 2012, the brewery’s meteoric rise paved the way for a  Continue Reading…

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IPA west coast IPA

Brassneck Brewery : The Spirit of DIXmas

With the season of Christmas comes many traditions, including popular releases that only come out at this time of year.  One that has been around for quite a few years  Continue Reading…

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IPA Northwest IPA

Hypha Project : Hopsquatch NW IPA

The Hypha Project appears to be three former homebrewing friends who, after some time doing their own things, got back together to brew some more beer but this time commercially.  Continue Reading…

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Lager North American Lager

The Beer Farmers : Spudweiser Potato Lager

When it comes to brewing beer, Pemberton’s The Beer Farmers family brewery is about as diametrically opposite to a multinational macro beer company as you can imagine. Growing as many  Continue Reading…

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Pale Ale

Smithers Brewing Co.- Twin Falls Pale Ale

Opening in 2018, Smithers Brewing is a custom build, 3,000 sq ft space in downtown Smithers. This brewery came about when two long-time friends, Adin and Blaine, recruited business partners  Continue Reading…

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