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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 ›

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Beer Briefs: Plan for the Craft Brewers Conference now

There’s a lot going on in the brewing world, and now that we’re into the dead of winter sipping on barleywines, stouts, porters and other darker and heavier brews, we can still look ahead to the coming spring. Okay, maybe not. Much of the Great White North has been facing rather wintery weather. Blizzards have… 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 ›

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Winnipeg homebrewers pit skills against pros

Pro/am brewing has been trending in the last few years, and part of the reason is because of the ties formed between homebrew clubs and their local breweries. The latest news in this area is that homebrew club Winnipeg Brew Bombers has partnered with Half Pints Brewing (also of Winnipeg) for a BJCP/AHA-sanctioned pro/am brewing… Read More ›

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Powell Street, Great Lakes take top Canadian Brewing Awards honours

Top honours at this year’s Canadian Brewing Awards went to Powell Street Craft Brewery and Great Lakes Brewery — from British Columbia and Ontario, respectively. Toronto’s Great Lakes walked away with the Brewery of the Year Award, while at the same time Vancouver’s Powell Street picked up the Beer of the Year Award for its… Read More ›

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Phillips assembles cross-Canada beer collaboration around Canadian Brewing Awards

Phillips Brewing is taking advantage of the upcoming Canadian Brewing Awards ceremony being held in Victoria. The British Columbia brewery is planning a cross-Canada beer collaboration project with other breweries from B.C., Manitoba, Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Phillips is calling it “the first national beer collaboration,” and it will involve 25 breweries… Read More ›

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Russell Brewing prepped to open test brewery in China

Vancouver-based Russell Brewing is heading west to China to set up a test brewery and brewpub. The brewery is scheduled to open this summer in Hefei, China, a city of 5.7 million people in the Anhui Province of Eastern China. Creating an international presence as a Canadian microbrewery isn’t easy, and surely this expansion would… Read More ›

Manitoba beer prices rise at midnight

Beer drinkers in Manitoba will be shelling out an additional $3.90 per two-four as of midnight. That price increase comes faster than expected, as previous reports indicated the pricing change wouldn’t go into effect until April 1st. According to the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) in February, the plan was to increase its own surcharges… Read More ›