Beer News

20Sep
By: Bill Robinson On: September 20, 2017 In: Beer News, Calgary Oktoberfest Comments: 0

These 5 Tips Will Help You Get The Most Out Of Your Calgary Oktoberfest Experience This Weekend!   If you’ve ever travelled, you already know the importance of either staying with, or at the very least, learning about things from a local. Locals know the great spots to eat,...

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24May
By: Bill Robinson On: May 24, 2017 In: Beer News Comments: 0

Some beer industry people are joining an amazing group of people to break a Guinness World Record in support of a great cause – and you can help!   Probably the best part of trips to the library in elementary school was when you or one of your friends...

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10May
By: Dave Nutall On: May 10, 2017 In: Beer News, Edmonton Craft Beer Festival Comments: 0

The Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands in June is northern Alberta’s largest collection of beer. Whether it’s your first trip, or you’ve attended every one, there is always something new at the festival. Here are a few things you should look for as you walk around in search of...

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10May
By: Dave Nutall On: May 10, 2017 In: Beer News, Edmonton Craft Beer Festival Comments: 0

Over the past few weeks we have been looking at the roots of beer. So far we have reviewed historical evolutions, local interpretations of a style, and purposeful modifications to an existing style. The last one we will examine is the intentional attempt to create something new and different....

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19Apr

In this series, we are looking at the four main roots of beer. Last month we examined those styles that evolved over time. Two others are either a local interpretation of a style or an intentional attempt to create something different. This column will focus on purposeful modifications of an...

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04Apr
By: Dave Nutall On: April 04, 2017 In: Beer News Comments: 0

Last month we looked at how we arrived at all those beer varieties out there. We are lucky in Alberta; since 1994, we have had the best beer selection of anywhere in Canada, and now we are starting to see the fruits of our own Alberta Craft Beer producers’...

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23Mar
By: Dave Nutall On: March 23, 2017 In: Beer News, Calgary International Beerfest Comments: 0

At the Calgary International Beerfest, Edmonton Craft Beer Festival, the Oktoberfests, and even in Banff, you’ve seen the banners hanging from the booths, and trophies beside the beer, leading you to wonder; “Just how do they win those awards”. What you are looking at are the winners of the...

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10Mar
By: Bill Robinson On: March 10, 2017 In: Beer News, Contests Comments: 0

A wise person once said, ‘Before you judge a person, you should walk a mile in their shoes.’ An even wiser person then added, ‘That way, when you criticize them, you’ll be a mile away – and you’ll have their shoes.’ Really makes you think, doesn’t it?   At...

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09Mar
By: Dave Nutall On: March 09, 2017 In: Beer News Comments: 0

Beers come in a variety of styles. However it’s only been about the last 40 years that they have been grouped into classifications. Famed beer writer Michael Jackson (no, not that one) first began categorizing beers in the mid-1970s. The idea was to try and put some logic to...

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02Mar
By: Trevor Bacon On: March 02, 2017 In: Beer News, Breweries Comments: 0

Its Sunday afternoon and I wish I had gone skiing again.  Some days you just want to sleep in, some days you wish you hadn’t, especially when you wake up to big fluffy flakes falling in the city that taper off to blue skies before noon.  There is just...

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