Third Annual East Van Hop Circuit is This Weekend

That’s right, East Vancouver is arguably THE definitive area for craft beer in Vancouver, and will be the place to be this Sunday, April 22 for the 3rd annual Hop Circuit. Think of the Hop Circuit like one big open house, where the doors and suds are flowing at 17 different East Van breweries and […]

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What to Eat, Drink and Skip in ‘Yeast Van’ (A Complete East Van Brewery Guide)

Earlier in the year, I wrote a guide to ‘Brewery Creek’ which got both positive and negative feedback. Of course, regardless of the criticism, I couldn’t just stop there as there are many other breweries that need tackling. So here’s part two: a complete guide to the breweries located in the neighbourhood known as ‘yeast […]

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How to make the pilgrimage to Portland for the Oregon Brewers Festival

In Vancouver we are spoiled: we have access to a ton of local breweries and a number of quality festivals year-round that give us the chance to sample everything BC has to offer. But, just over the border, there is a beer festival that any self-respecting beer lover can’t ignore: the Oregon Brewers Festival. Now in its […]

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What to Eat, Drink and Skip in ‘Brewery Creek’ (A Complete Mount Pleasant Brewery Guide)

Vancouver has the luxury of having several key areas of concentrated breweries. With that concentration comes some serious competition for your time, dollars and beer consumption. One of those areas happens to be ‘Brewery Creek’, otherwise known as the area around Mount Pleasant and Main Street. There are seven craft breweries in total, along with […]

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East Van Brewers Launch Passport Program

As if there wasn’t already enough reason to spend the day in East Van touring breweries, thanks to six breweries and one distillery you can now earn prizes too. On Friday, February 24, the East Village Brewery & Distillery Passport will be available at any one of the participating locations: Storm Brewing, Parallel 49, Powell […]

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East Van Brewery Walking Tour

The  best thing about the growth of Vancouver’s brewery industry (aside from all the delicious beer) is that most of the breweries are concentrated in areas that make it extremely easy to travel between. Whether it’s walking or biking, there are a number of different brewery tours that can be had. On the Victoria Day […]

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Coming out Swinging: Alberta’s New Six Corners Brew Works

In the quiet town of Okotoks, 20 minutes south of Calgary, an exciting thing is brewing, and it’s set to make a big splash on Alberta’s beer scene. Six Corners Brew Works is currently in development, and while the brewery has yet to be completed, they’ve already been experimenting with styles by utilizing tanks in Saskatoon. […]

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