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Hefeweizen Non-Alcoholic Wheat Ale

Partake Hefeweizen: Leader of the Pack

Non-Alcoholic and Dealcoholized beers haven’t traditionally been a focus for BeerMeBC. However, a couple of BC-based standouts have been reviewed within these pages in recent years. Now, it’s time to  Continue Reading…

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Brut IPA French IPA IPA

Small Gods Brewing Co.- Dance Tree French IPA

What is a French IPA? Well, according to Small Gods Brewing in Sidney, BC, a French IPA is a beer brewed in the brut or champagne style with a French  Continue Reading…

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Hefeweizen Wheat Ale

Moody Ales: Blood Orange Hefeweizen

For centuries, Germany has been home to the world’s most famous beverage ingredients law. When the Reinheitsgebot was introduced, it mandated that brewers would work with malt, hops and no  Continue Reading…

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Barrel-Aged stout Imperial Stout Whisky barrel aged

Firehall Brewery : Mutual Aid Whisky Barrel Stout

What’s the advantage of having a distillery so close to a brewery? The opportunity to collaborate, but also to take advantage of recently emptied whisky barrels! And that is exactly  Continue Reading…

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english style stout Oatmeal Stout

Lillooet Brewing ~ Spotted Bat Stout

Just opened in the fall of 2022, Lillooet Brewing is located on 3 acres of land situated on an ancient riverine bench right near the Fraser River, in Lillooet, BC.  Continue Reading…

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Chocolate Porter dessert beer nitro

Container Brewing: Depravity Nitro Chocolate Porter

With the winter months bringing along with it the colder weather it’s hard not to find yourself gravitating to the darker, richer, fuller-bodied, and higher-alcohol beers. And, while I enjoy  Continue Reading…

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Barrel Aged Imperial Stout bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout Stout

Whistle Buoy Brewing Co: Desolate Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Whistle Buoy Brewing in Victoria’s Market Square released Desolate in mid-November, a bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout. According to the label and website, it is the “first-ever release of our barrel  Continue Reading…

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fruit sour Kettle Sour

#BCBA2022 Back in Session Blackberry & Lemon Salted Sour Collab

PROCEEDS TOWARDS DIVERSITY IN BREWING & BC HOSPITALITY FOUNDATION Each year, BC Beer Awards & Festival (BCBA) partners with BC brewery community members to create a celebratory fundraiser beer. This  Continue Reading…

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Fruit Beer Gose Watermelon gose

Bayview Brewing Co.- Down By the Bay Watermelon Gose

Ladysmith, BC, located between Duncan and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, has its very first brewery. Bayview Brewing is run by the core group of owners Jonny Ludtke, Rod Alsop, Sarah  Continue Reading…

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Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Imperial Stout

Land and Sea Brewing Co.- Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

I recently had a chance to sit down with Jason Walker, the co-owner of Land and Sea Brewing, based in Comox, B.C. Like almost all businesses, surviving the pandemic and  Continue Reading…

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Non-Alcoholic Stout

Red Racer Street Legal Dealcoholized Nitro Stout: Preview Edition

Here’s a preview of something coming down the pipe that’s rare in Canada: a non-alcoholic dark beer. For years, the holy grail of “near beer” production has been to remove  Continue Reading…

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Container Brewing Ltd: Frostbite Cold IPA

If you are a lover of hops (like I am), but find that just sometimes you want that hoppy beer to be a bit more sessionable and lighter-bodied than your  Continue Reading…

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