Month: August 2016

  • Beer Tasting 101

    With great weather, fun new releases, and an ever-growing list of beer festivals around BC, summer’s a great time to try new beers. With that in mind, here’s a bit on how I like to taste beer to get the most out of trying new brews – maybe it’ll work for you.

  • Events Update – August 2016

    July was a busy month for CAMRA members: from Bingo, to Baseball, to a Brewery crawl in Port Moody, we did it all. We were also treated to a sneak peek at Faculty Brewing, and it’s safe to say that it will be our new brewery hangout of choice. Our Vice President Kerry and Education…

  • Community Spotlight: R&B Ale and Pizza House

    Wrap your head around this: if R&B were a person, they would be of legal beer-drinking age.  That’s right; R&B has been a Mount Pleasant mainstay since 1997, brewing beer for the community since long before craft beer was a “thing” in Vancouver. The Brewery Creek veteran has recently revamped their Growler Station and upgraded…

  • Advocacy Update: August 2016

    A few weeks ago I was perusing twitter and I came across a tweet by Kennedy Stewart, MP for Burnaby South (and my MP in the house of Commons.) As one of his constituents I found his social media feed to be a bit… safe, predictable and repetitive.

  • Intro to Summer Beer Styles

    With the temperatures increasing and the sun staying up later, I am sure you are all looking for some clues on what kind of beers are out there and what you should be looking for. I am a big fan of drinking whatever style or beer is your particular favourite, but I am also always excited to drink…

  • Homebrew Happenings: What to do when you can’t save a brew?

    Welcome back to Homebrew Happenings! As every Homebrewer knows sometimes your batch just does not turn out right. Brewing at home can mean less than ideal conditions and equipment, and sometimes just plain bad luck.  So what can you do if you end up with some “different” or “bad” beer…

  • Cooking for a Summer BeerBQ

    Looking to add a whole new dimension to your summer cooking? Crack your favourite brew to add body and flavour to some of your favourite dishes! Bringing in the bitterness from hops and sweetness from malt can help take your cooking to the next level.