It’s craft beer advent calendar time!

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Beer advent calendars – are they more expensive than buying normal beer? Usually. Are they worth it? Absolutely! You must remember the joy as a child waking up throughout December and opening the door of some crummy homemade advent calendar. … Read More

BLACK FRIDAY: Five black Alberta beers to try

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Winter is coming. And so are more dark beers. The two go hand in hand. Stouts and porters are the mainstay of winter beer lineups for a reason; the deliciously roasty, delicately burnt flavours of these beers are perfectly matched … Read More

READ: 150 Years of Canadian Beer Labels

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By HAYDON DEWES “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the story of beer is the story of Canada.” So begins beer historian Lawrence C. Sherk’s introduction to his new book 150 Years of Canadian Beer Labels, from … Read More

Banff Beer Festival – Eight Days to Go!

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Could this be the most beautiful beer festival in the world? The Banff Craft Beer Festival takes place in the Rocky Mountains resort town next Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26, at the historic Cave and Basin. Set in … Read More

POW! Meet Zero Issue Brewing’s dynamic duo

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By HAYDON DEWES They’re brothers. Friends. Comic book fans. Beer lovers. A dynamic duo of sorts. Now Kirk and Mark MacDonald have found a way to rekindle their childhood passion – comic and sci-fi – and merge it with a … Read More

NEW BEER: Dandy goes big with a Biere de Garde

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Calgary nanobrewery The Dandy Brewing Company are doing what they do best – pumping out small batches of beer styles that other breweries in Alberta won’t touch. The brewery will releases its eighth Dandy Edition beer this Wednesday – a … Read More