Into the BC Breweries scene? You need The Growler.
Not familiar? The Growler is B.C.'s quarterly craft beer guide, covering the BC breweries, the beer and the industry as it swells and threatens to consume us all if we don't consume it (the beer) first. The Growler offers profiles of all the BC Craft breweries, stories on the people and pressing issues, and pretty pictures in case you feel like gazing absently at something that isn't your iPhone.
The new issue of the Growler is out! Featured in the new summer issue is a guide to reviewing beer without being a dink about it; an extremely nerdy music and beer quiz; a deep look into how Port Moody became cool all of a sudden; and so, so many brand new beers.
Go online to thegrowler.ca to purchase a single issue, The Growler Complete Catalog of 8 books, or the Growler Four-issue Subscription. Keep up to date on BC Craft Breweries with The Growler.
Excerpts from some recent articles in The Growler include:
- “The Growler Guide to Upcoming Breweries” We at The Growler were under the impression that the swell of new brewery openings had subsided. That the boom had already taken place, and the industry was ready to level off, so beer lovers could go on and enjoy what we already have.
We were wrong! Boy. We were wrong. Already, we know of 15 new breweries set to open across the province by next summer, and we’ve heard rumblings of another handful in the works for the latter half of 2016.
- “Recipe: Longwood Stoutnik Braised Beef Short Ribs” This recipe is the first in a running collaboration with The Growler and Park Place Productions & Events.
This is how you cook short ribs, folks. We’re launching our new recipe series with these short ribs because beef is the ideal meat for the fall / winter – store the fat for your hibernation. Serves 6.
- “The Hand that Rocks the Label” Richard Hatter had a difficult job and he knew it. His firm, Hired Guns, had been tapped to redesign the label for Fat Tug, one of B.C.’s most influential beers – and one that already had an iconic label.
According to Hatter, Driftwood was looking for a better representation of the beer visually: a big, bold illustration to replace the clean harbour scene of the 2010 original.
- “Gluten For Punishment” As a ruggedly handsome 43-year-old man with a lustrous ginger beard, an open-minded palate, near-perfect digestion and guts of iron, I have never had an issue with gluten. If I could make love to it or shower in the stuff, I probably would. Instead I just drink lots of it — most often in the form of beer.
Stay in the loop in the BC Craft Breweries world, with The Growler. Every issue is packed with everything you need to stay on top of the scene. Order the recent issue online by visiting thegrowler.ca.