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Hype or reality?

Quebec is renowned for its creative beer scene. With hip pubs and adventurous brewers like Dieu du Ciel and Unibroue, La belle province has a beer culture unlike any other in Canada; we only get a sm...
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An unlikely match

Beer and chocolate are not normally viewed as a good mix. Beer is known for its graininess and hop bitterness, neither of which are particularly well-matched to chocolate—some darker beers do pair we...
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The changing face of Big Rock

You may have noticed something different about Big Rock recently. The long-standing Calgary-based regional brewer has been significantly shifting many aspects of its business over the past year or tw...
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Craft beer in Camrose?

You can be forgiven for not realizing that Camrose is the home of one of Alberta’s smallest breweries. You can easily drive through town and not even know the brewery exists—and you wouldn̵...
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Beer? Wine? No, it’s mead

Everyone knows the difference between beer and wine. It’s like comparing night and day, as they are two very distinct beverages. Many of us appreciate both, but there is no question they offer ...
Ever wondered what’s rattling in your Guinness can?

Go, go, gadgets

Brewing is a centuries-old process that at its core is rather simple. The key steps of mashing, sparging, boiling and fermenting can be done with equipment found in almost every kitchen. And so while...
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Two worlds unite

Collaborations in the beer world are a big thing these days. A collaboration is when brewers from two different breweries pair up to make a single beer. Most collaborations are one-offs: a brewer vis...