Interested in BC Craft breweries? You need The Growler.
The Growler is B.C.'s quarterly craft beer guide, covering the 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.
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.
Visit online at 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:
- “Has Victoria’s Beer Scene Lost its Edge?” It’s the city of newlyweds, nearly deads and die-hard hopheads. Victoria has laid claim to B.C.’s craft beer throne ever since Spinnakers opened as Canada’s first brewpub in 1984 and it’s given the city a cutting edge to slice through those musty stereotypes.
- “So You Wanna Be a Beer Nerd? The Ugly Truth” Craft Beer is IN. It’s hip, it’s local, it’s environmentally friendly, and to top it all off, it gets you drunk. What’s not to like? I think Oprah even mentioned it (Ed Note #1: We have not yet verified the veracity of this statement).
So, you’re ready to do this. You’re ready to take the plunge and become an authentic Craft Beer Nerd, a.k.a. a member of the Craft Beererati. You have your plaid button up shirt, up-cycled shoes and you haven’t shaved in weeks. Let the oat soda flow!
- “Ten Beers to Try at VCBW (or any day, really)” In case you’ve been wearing earplugs for the past 10 days, Vancouver Craft Beer Week is in full swing right now. The main event – a massive three-day tasting festival taking place at the PNE – starts this Friday, where there will be three stages of live music, huge swaths of people and beer, beer galore!
- “The Curious Case of Murray Street” It was once a sleepy, little suburb that’s mutated suddenly into a craft beer hotspot.
Since 2014, three breweries have opened along Port Moody’s Murray Street – Yellow Dog, Moody Ales and Twin Sails – revitalizing a declining industrial area into a thriving beer district, which locals dub Brewers Row. The breweries are jammed on any given weekend with young families, escapees from brewery-free Coquitlam, Vancouverite beer-snobs, retirees out for a bike ride and a pint.
Stay informed in the BC Craft Breweries, 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.