Updated to reflect responses from more breweries This Friday and Saturday, beers will be flowing, cheers will be toasted, and local (and some not so local) breweries, brewpubs and cideries will be celebrated. The first (hopefully annual) Christmas Craft Beer Show will be taking place at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, put on by RG Entertainment, …
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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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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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