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Ten Reasons Why Beer is Better Than Wine

10 Reasons Why Beer Is Better Than Wine It’s all about wine.  Not this column, but seemingly everything else.  Wine seminars, wine tasting events, winery tours- wining is rampant.  The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival went on for 7 straight … Continue reading

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Tenaya Creek Red Ryder

I’ve never been very good at gambling.  But for some reason I felt I should roll the dice on the latest seasonal from the Las Vegas brewers Tenaya Creek.  As it turns out, my luck may have changed.  Maybe I … Continue reading

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A Few Enjoyable Beers From The Past Year

We’re well in to the new year now, and the Christmas/ New Years stress has subsided.  This has allowed a little bit of time for perusing tasting notes from this past year, and sorting out some thoughts regarding British Columbia … Continue reading

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Awards I Would Hand Out For 2011

In the spirit of offering something other than a “best of ” list for the previous year, I present my list of what I consider to be the highlights of the B.C. craft beer industry in 2011.  Just to be a … Continue reading

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The Twelve Beers of Christmas- XII

37th edition from Anchor Brewing   San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing can trace its roots back to 1849, making it one of the oldest breweries in America.  They have been leaders in the craft brewing movement long before the term “craft brewing” was … Continue reading

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The Twelve Beers of Christmas- XI

St. Nick’s Oak Spiced Porter   A few days before Christmas an early present arrived on my desk: a couple of bottles of Christmas beer that I had not been expecting or had even heard of.  The mystery beer was … Continue reading

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The Twelve Beers of Christmas- X

From Santa’s fridge to yours Christmas beer number 10 sees us visiting Newport, Oregon.  The hardworking crew at Rogue Ales has been  supplying the thirsty masses with quality craft brews since 1988.  And since it is currently December 25, it seems only … Continue reading

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