A NEW KIND OF CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

In it’s second year the Christmas Craft Beer Show in Victoria BC at the Save-on Foods Memorial Centre is already establishing itself as the unofficial launch of the Holiday Season for Island beer lovers. Although the inaugural year had a few hiccups, I am confident that in 2017 the bugs …

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THE T-SHIRTS OF GCBF

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The Great Canadian Beer Festival held every September in my hometown is my favorite event of the year. I have been attending almost every year since I was 18 and have watched it evolve into a well orchestrated symphony of Organizers, Volunteers, Breweries and Beer-Lovers respectively. The 25th birthday of the …

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…..Just a Little Update

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It has been far too long since I have posted anything I know!  I had taken on a new role as the manager of a liquor store here in Nanaimo BC and have been working hard to build a reputation as a Craft Beer destination store.  There was a lot …

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Think Of Them As The Big Friendly Beer Giant…

  I am just as surprised as you that I am writing this article actually suggesting people try some of the big-boys brews, but in the past year I have grown a new appreciation for the breweries with the money. Now let me be clear: I am not talking about …

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Spinnaker’s, Canada’s Oldest Brew Pub, Catches Fire

Spinnaker’s is Canada’s oldest brew pub. They were the first to get the licensing to have a brewery and pub at the same locating.  Up until 1982 liquor laws in canada did not allow for this scenario as most of the beer available for consumption were owned by the big …

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White Sails Brewing Co. turns One !

I have been so broke lately, I am missing all the good stuff!!  Vancouver Island has opened four new breweries in the past few weeks and I have missed it all! One thing I decided not to miss however, is the first birthday party over at White Sails Brewing Company …

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Celebrate Craft…. Beer! Fundraiser on November 5th on Granville Island

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“Celebrate Craft…. Beer” is an annual charitable fundraiser celebrating 18 of our homegrown BC breweries, alongside a curated market of local artists.  The funds raised will support the ongoing delivery of the Craft Council of BC’s “Craft Heritage and Me” program for under-served youth.” As an artist and craft beer lover myself, I am …

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