The Great Pumpkin Ale Debate

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It’s an age-old debate: to pumpkin beer, or not to pumpkin beer? The Daily Beer’s Jason van Rassel and Haydon Dewes go head-to-head to decide, once and for all, whether the humble pumpkin should finally be inducted into the craft … Read More

NEWSFLASH: The Week in Alberta Beer August 26

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New beer + great events – it’s another beautiful week in the Alberta beer world. Wild Rose releases next in barrel series Wild Rose’s Sour Nelson has been bottled and is now available for purchase. It’s a blend of their … Read More

NEW BREWERY: Prairie Brewing Co begins production

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By HAYDON DEWES There’s a lot of talk currently about how breweries help shape a town’s identity. Who’d heard of Edgerton before Ribstone Creek set up their brewery there? Who’d visited Edson, before Bench Creek developed their brewery in the woods … Read More

NEWSFLASH: The Week in Alberta Beer August 16

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Ribstone Creek tap takeover Edgerton-based brewery Ribstone Creek is taking over the taps at Midtown in Calgary this Friday from 5pm. If you haven’t tried their beer, this is your chance to taste them all on tap. Their core line-up … Read More

Full Series in Sights of Local Beer Show “Brewer’s Yeast”

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By BRETT HOPPER When brewers discuss the finer points of yeast, they’re really talking about a culture. Scientifically speaking of course, yeast is the active ingredient in beer, and it’s what makes beer taste and smell like everyone’s favourite drink. … Read More

Hell’s Basement Brewery Opens This Friday

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By HAYDON DEWES There is exciting news out of the south of the province this week! Six months after taking possession of an empty industrial building, Medicine Hat’s Hell’s Basement Brewery will open its doors to the public this Friday. … Read More

Beer Travel with Kids – A Survival Guide

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By HAYDON DEWES Beer. Travel. Kids. What could possibly go wrong with that combination? The answer is “a lot”. A lot can go wrong. Travelling overseas with kids is tough at the best of times. Travelling overseas with kids when both … Read More