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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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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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#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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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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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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Longwood Brewery – Conjunction DIPA

What is a conjunction? In the fantasy world created by Polish author Andrezej Sapwoski for his Witcher series (and later depicted in the video games and the Netflix show) the  Continue Reading…

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Russell Brewing – John Mitchell Signature Cascadian Dark Ale

Recently, there was big news in the BC craft beer community around the 40th Anniversary of the origin of craft beer in Canada. For the occasion, a special collaboration tribute  Continue Reading…

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Fern + Cedar Brewing Company: Green Mountain State NEIPA

Qualicum Beach has a new brewery called Fern and Cedar. Owned by the same people as Parkville’s Mount Arrowsmith Brewing, Fern and Cedar is custom built and opened in December  Continue Reading…

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Dageraad’s New Slang 01 Biotransformed IPA + Survey

Once again, Burnaby’s Dageraad Brewing is not satisfied to just release a beer without developing some new innovation in the process. This time, they bring two new ideas to the  Continue Reading…

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Dageraad’s Helleraad

When Dageraad makes a standard lager, you know it’s not going to turn out like other standard lagers. They could never do that. So what happens when they try to  Continue Reading…

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