We've all been there: There's a new beer released from a brewery, or a new brewery opening up, so we rush down and fill up a growler. We then go home where we pour out the first glass. So good. Second glass? Not bad. Third? Passable. Fourth? Flat and kinda off. When you think about …
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November 26th was a day for celebrating for the craft beer lovers in Victoria. First things first, The Drake Eatery hosted Mikkeller Day, as Copper & Theory are going to be distributing a wide selection of the famed Danish beers in the near future. With a selection of 12 beers available on tap, with everything …
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As a follow up to my post on beer expiry, it got me thinking about a lack of industry standards as to how to communicate the freshness of a beer. Some beers will put a clear best before date, some will put the bottling date, some will use a convoluted date coding system you need …
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"It's okay, someone will buy it eventually." That's the response I was given to pointing out expired beer on a shelf of a liquor store on Vancouver Island. Granted, this was in an area of the Island where craft beer is not as desired as in others (yes, those places do exist), but I was still …
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Since I happened to be up Island for a short trip, I decided to take in the recently opened Beach Fire Brewing and Nosh House in Campbell River, BC. Having opened only a week ago, it's understandable that they are still getting settled in. As of right now, other than the food, they can only …
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