Tag Archive for ‘British Columbia’


Will 2015 be the year of change?

Can you feel that? It’s the winds of change blowing across the country. With what some might call antiquated liquor laws spread out across every province and territory, it seems that the political climate is finally starting to change all over the Great White North. And although there have recently been calls in several provinces… Read More ›

Split Rail Brewing Copper Lager

Beer Briefs: Split Rail Brewing looks to crowdfunding

Things have been quiet around the Beer In Canada office (such as it is), as I have been getting ready for a temporary move to the suburbs of Edmonton, which I made it to safe and sound. But news in the beer world has, of course, not slowed down. Here’s a sampling of some the… Read More ›

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Kwantlen Polytechnic to launch brewing diploma

There aren’t many places to go in Canada to get an education in brewing beer, but one more educational institution will be offering a diploma program starting in September 2014. Vancouver-based Kwantlen Polytechnic University plans to launch its two-year Brewing and Brewery Operations program this fall. It will represent the first such program in British… Read More ›

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Bridge Brewing: From nano to micro

Vancouver-based nanobrewery Bridge Brewing is growing into a microbrewery, expanding its fleet of tanks to include an additional 56 barrels. According to the company, it has experienced increasing customer demand and needed to scale its brewery up to add the equivalent of an additional 200,000 pints of beer each year. “We began Bridge to satisfy… Read More ›

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Russell Brewing opens China brewery

Russell Brewing has finally opened its test brewery in China. The BC-based brewery announced earlier this year that it planned to open a test brewery and brewpub in Hefei. The official opening is a little later than expected, as Russell had originally planned to have the brewery open over the summer. Although it’s a bit… Read More ›

Red Racer IPA

Review: Red Racer IPA

Beer: Red Racer IPA Brewery: Central City Brewing (Surrey, British Columbia) Style: India Pale Ale Alcohol: 6.5% ABV I wouldn’t necessarily call it “legendary,” but Central City Brewing’s Red Racer IPA is one of those hoppy brews that beer geeks love to talk about. Even more, they love to drink it. But does it live… Read More ›

Big Rock Brewery

Big Rock heading to BC

Alberta’s Big Rock Brewery plans to open a new brewing facility in British Columbia, an investment in the west coast province that could be as much as $2 million. Officially, the BC brewery, which is expected to open sometime next year, will be an extension to the Calgary brewing facilities, but according to reports, Big… Read More ›

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Vancouver approves on-site brewery bars

The good news for Vancouver-based breweries is they now have the right to operate a small bar on the site of their brewing facilities. The bad news? Well, looks like they all have a lot of work to do to get those bars built and up and running. Sure, that’s not really bad news for… Read More ›

Granville Island Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale

Review: Maple Cream Ale

Beer: Beer Name Brewery: Granville Island Brewing (Vancouver, British Columbia) Style: Flavoured Cream Ale Alcohol: 5.0% ABV Adding maple to a beer usually goes one way or another. Either it’s a beautiful beer that emphasizes the maple along with the malts and hops. Or it’s worth a drainpour. I’ve experienced both extremes and very few… Read More ›

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Vancouver Craft Beer Week goes all in with poker theme

The minds behind Vancouver Craft Beer Week are clever. I’ll give ’em that. As this year’s nine-day-long event nears, the event organizers have been putting a poker theme behind its marketing. The fourth Vancouver Craft Beer Week is celebrating those who go all in. In other words, those brave few who risk financial destruction for… Read More ›