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All the Beer News That’s Fit to Drink

Over the past couple weeks a huge amount of beer news has piled, not even counting the ongoing debate about Alberta’s mark-up policy (read here if you have missed it). So here is the latest rundown of what is happening around the prairies. The usual caveats and proclamations apply.

I might as well start with […]

Our Conflicted Relationship with Pioneers

The arrival of Sierra Nevada to Alberta in the fall was a noteworthy event. Most beer fans were quite happy to find in their local liquor store bottles of SN Pale Ale, Torpedo and other classics from one of the first craft breweries in North America. However, I was surprised at the degree of negative […]

Your Pre-Xmas Beer News

It has been less than a month since my last news round-up, but with the list of updates and news I have to cover today, you would think it was months since my last news post. And I suspect we haven’t heard all of the Xmas-related announcements yet.

So let me get straight to it […]

A Fall Kaleidoscope of Beer News

I haven ‘t done a news round up in a while, so it might be time to get to one. The news has piled up a bit in the round-up’s absence.

Keep in mind there are still the last couple Alberta Beer Week events ongoing in the next day or two, including the Edmonton Beer […]

The Past, Present and Future of Craft Beer in Edmonton

Graphic courtesy of Vue Weekly.

The current issue of Vue Weekly is their annual Beer Issue, where significantly more column inches are devoted to the grand elixir than the usual To The Pint column every couple weeks. This year I am the author of three pieces in the section. And I decided to go […]

Catchin’ Up on the News

I have been quite the busy puppy the last few weeks, as my more sporadic than usual posting may attest. One thing that has fallen behind is reporting the latest beer news and releases. As it turns out the past month or so has been relatively quiet on the new beer front. This makes sense […]

Spring Has Sprung Us Some Beer

It really is starting to feel like spring. We have had our requisite May snowfall, the trees are budding and the grass is turning green. Sounds like a good time for a beer.

And that thought had me realizing it has been a while since I have done a news roundup. In fact it has […]

What the Alberta Budget Means for Beer

Last week’s Alberta budget, as the whole world already knows, increased liquor taxes. A case of beer in Alberta will cost 90 cents more than a week earlier. I know no one is particularly happy to pay more for their favourite beverage, but I personally am not going to get wound up about it, especially […]

As Reliable as -20 in February: The Latest Beer News

Well, the calendar has flipped over to February and winter keeps hammering the prairies, as usual. Just as reliable are the region’s craft breweries, who continue to release new beer at a good clip even during the cold months. Here is the latest round up of beer releases and other news that have come across […]

Beer News Fit for Last Minute Gift Shopping

Happy holidays to everyone! But before I go enjoy my final beer advent calendar beer (a fine choice, by the way, to be discussed next week) and shake my presents under the tree, let me offer some last minute beer news suitable for the procrastinatiest of the procrastinators who know have something they can grab […]