A Defense of Kettle Sour Beer

I am not a fan of kettle sour beer, let’s start with that. I find the vast majority of kettle sours just aren’t appealing to my taste buds, and there’s something about lacto yeast that I can’t get behind. There are of course exceptions to the rule, but for the most part you won’t see […]

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The Best Beer Bars Follow These Simple Rules

Craft beer has become such a cultural phenomenon that virtually any major city in North America is going to have a wealth of choices for where to find a good pint. With all this choice, there are a number of factors that really help craft beer bars stand out from the crowd. We’re not talking […]

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The Battle Between Craft and Contract Brewing

It’s inevitable that as an industry grows, there are going to be some conflicts, not everyone is going to be happy with the result. Craft beer in Canada has been on such a massive upswing in the last ten years that there were bound to be some issues that arise. The one that seems to […]

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Why a “Slow Pour” Pilsner Will Change Your Life

  When you ask a craft beer geek what their favourite beer is, you’re likely to get an answer somewhere along the lines of “that juicy, dank northeast IPA” or the “brett barrel aged lambic”, but what you’re unlikely to hear is the word “pilsner.” Why is that? It’s not that pilsners are a good […]

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#Axethebeertax is a Total Hoax

  You may have seen the trending hashtag #Axethebeertax rolling around on social, and at first glance it seems like an incredibly reasonable argument; who wants to pay more for beer?? That’s a terrible idea, and of course no one wants to see a higher tax for drinking. But dig a bit deeper and you’ll […]

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The Best Whisky For $60 or Less

Not too long ago, I posted on the best value spirits in each category, and one category that truly needed to be expanded was whisky. Whisky is an expensive habit, but it doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank. While most whisky will run you around the $100 or more range, there are a number […]

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The Best BC Breweries (According to Data)

Trying to determine who is the best of the best can be a heated argument over personal taste, but that’s why we have science! Every year the BC Beer Awards are held, and a number of awards are handed out to the best beer in the representative category. If you want to see the winners […]

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