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For the one or two left out there who are not aware, The Growler is B.C.'s quarterly craft beer guide, covering craft beer news in BC, 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 craft beer news in BC, stories on the people and pressing issues, and pretty pictures in case you feel like gazing absently at something that isn't your iPhone.
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Excerpts from some recent articles in The Growler include:
- “Philips Launches new Malting Facility” Phillips Brewing has been an innovator in B.C.’s craft industry for a long time: It was one of the first to offer growler fills, it began barrel aging beers a long time ago, and is well known for the diverse range of beers it has produced over the years.
In September, the brewery opened its new malting plant, the Phillips Maltworks, behind its brewery in downtown Victoria – the first of its kind for a brewery in Canada. The facility took about two years “and 5,000 grey hairs,” according to Phillips’s press release, from design to completion. It cost more than $1 million.
- “Beer and Loathing at the BC Beer Awards” 9 am-ish. There’s one bathroom stall here, which is going to be problematic, with dozens of dudes gathered to drink beer all day. This could get ugly.
Oh, wait. It’s ugly now. The bowl is filled, not with the liquid form of urine I’ve come rightfully to expect, but a bowlful of a foamy, frothy variety, rising like dish soap bubbles over the porcelain rim.
- “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.
But a kind of malaise now seems to be creeping over its beer scene as well. At least, that’s the impression when compared to what’s happening on the other side of the Salish Sea, where breweries are sprouting like crazy across the Lower Mainland.
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