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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A PLEA TO THOSE IN THE INDUSTRY TO KEEP YOURSELVES “IN CHECK”

I have loved many alcoholics in my life already, coming from a long line of them, but none as beautiful, wonderful or tragic as Melinda Lee. I had been bartending and selling booze for over half my life by the time that I decided to focus on BC craft beer …

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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

Celebrate Craft beer

“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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Big Weekend For BC Craft Beer

October is Craft Beer Month in BC. Although there are several events happening all over the province for the duration of the month, three of the year’s major events happened over this past weekend. Friday started with the launch of www.bcaletrail.ca.  The Thirsty Writer Joe Wiebe, in conjunction with the BC …

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