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When it comes to keeping tabs on what’s new in the world of B.C. craft beer, it always helps to have a few beer bloggers on your Insta feed. So we’ve scoured the Interwebs to find the best accounts for you to follow. You’re welcome.   Mike’s Craft Beer @mikescraftbeer • MikesCraftBeer.com • 2,429 followers...
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With the miserable weather outside, it’s the perfect time for some comfort food. This recipe for beer-brined chicken from chef Alessandro Vianello of Vancouver’s Bells and Whistles, “is like a warm hug from your mom.” “I love it because it’s just really comforting and delicious,” says Vianello. “Not only does it taste good, it’s also...
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Dageraad and Steel & Oak aren’t exactly known for their IPAs. Burnaby’s Dageraad has made a name for itself brewing some of the most authentic and interesting expressions of Belgian beer styles in the province, while New West’s Steel & Oak have taken traditional German beer styles and infused them with New World creativity and...
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  Lambic, gueuze, kriek, oud bruin, Flanders red, kettle sours, spontaneous fermentation, coolship, brett, lacto, pedio, foeder, or is it foudre?   In the realm of sour beers a lot of names and terms get flung around. If you’re someone who enjoys tasting sours but don’t really know much about them, look no further. Here...
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When Spinnakers Brewpub opened in Victoria 34 years ago, there was little indication that it would help spark a craft beer revolution not only here in Canada, but the US as well. (Story goes that Spinnakers served as an inspiration for brewers in Oregon to push for changes in state law to allow for the...
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For thousands of years, cultures around the world have connected certain beers with birth months and zodiac signs. Bible historians, for example, have long associated the 12 beers present at the Last Supper with the various months of the year. Judeo-Christian tradition states that each of the 12 beers embodies the characteristics of those born...
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It might be 5 o’clock somewhere, but who cares, we’ve never been much for social convention. Here’s what we’re drinking this week…   Sanctuary by Steamworks Brewing Co. (7.5% ABV)   Steamworks has teamed up with Blasted Church to produce this bottle-conditioned saison made with Gewürztraminer grape must. Wine grape seeds and skins from Blasted...
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The brewery lounge concept has been revolutionary for B.C.’s beer scene in more ways than one. As well as offering young breweries a vital source of revenue through a store front, the legal requirement to provide food has pushed many businesses to think seriously about their culinary component. For some, that means offering oven-fresh pizzas,...
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Upon first glance at a bottle of Twin Sails Brewing and Quebec’s Brasserie Dunham’s recent collaboration, Biére de Crabe, you might naturally ask yourself, “Is this beer really made with crab? Crab beer? Is that a thing now?” First thing’s first: Yes, this beer is made with Dungeness crab shells. 50 friggin’ pounds of them,...
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Big Rock Urban kicks off Dine Out   Dine Out Vancouver is back and Big Rock Urban is hosting a Brewmaster’s Dinner to kick things off. Tickets are $75 (taxes and gratuity included) and include a welcome drink and amuse bouche to start the night off, followed by a three-course dinner with beer and cocktail...
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