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Pilsners vs. Lagers: What’s the Difference?

What is the difference between a pilsner and a lager? Is pilsner a type of lager? If you find yourself asking questions about pilsners and lagers every time you reach for one, continue reading for your answers!

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Fernie Brewing Co. Launches New Beer Cans With A Fresh, Modern Look

Fernie Brewing Co. is excited to announce the launch of a fresh new look, which is hitting stores throughout Western Canada over the coming weeks. With no change to the brews inside, their new look is clean, crisp and bold.

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Patriotic Beers to Drink on American Beer Day

Happy American Beer Day! Celebrate by giving a toast to all of the American brewers that bring us our favourite American beers.

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What Is Cannabis Beer?

It’s a thing some crafty brewers are working on. Here’s what you need to know about the latest craze to hit the brewing industry since marijuana became legal in Canada

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The Best Beer Pairings for Thanksgiving Dinner


For an authentic Thanksgiving, pair your dinner with some beer this year.

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Home Brewing: How to Make Kombucha & Kombucha Beer/Ale


What is Kombucha, how do you make it, what does it have to do with beer, and why is this super food getting so popular? Everything you need to know about this fermented drink and it’s antioxidant-rich, probiotic qualities…

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9 Easy & Delicious Beer Float Recipes


If you need a new favorite summer treat, we have one that you will not be able to resist. Beer and ice cream are two things one craves on a hot summer day. So why not put them together? But before you go out and grab just any beer and any ice cream, learn what pairs well!

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The Organic Moscow Mule Cocktail


This refreshing summer cocktail using ginger beer and vodka is perfect for all those fantastic pool parties and summer BBQs.

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Beer Sangria Recipes


Beer cocktails are a fantastic way to incorporate beer to create tasty new adult beverages. Get ready for summer with these amazing beer sangria recipes!

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The Beer Maven’s Beer Beef Stew


What’s better than a regular beef stew? Beer beef stew! Follow this recipe for your slow cooker, electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot.

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Celebrating and supporting local beers and breweries is important. #DrinkLocal will keep you in touch with local beer culture and events.

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6 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Beer Geeks Seeking Inspiration


It’s okay if you don’t like pumpkin beer, you’re OBVIOUSLY still a fan of Halloween. Here are a few beer-themed carved pumpkin ideas; from brewery logos to beer kegs, these carvings are sure to inspire…

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Is Canada Getting Its First Cannabis Beer?!

Now that Marijuana is legal in Canada, Cannabis companies are getting a head start on searching for ways to fill the demand of a smoke-free high. Example #1: Cannabis Beer

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An Alberta Beer Festivals Production: The MASHING – Calgary Event

Alberta Beer Festivals has evolved their fall events to celebrate community and satisfy your cravings for all things new! Check out ABF’s newest event, The MASHING Spirits, Cider, & Beer Festival!

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2018 Fall Beer Releases of Eastern Canada

Here is a list of beers being released in Eastern Canada in the months of September and October. This list consists of brand new 2018 autumn beers, seasonal beers that come out every year, and limited time only beers! Head over to your local liquor store, brewery, or beer market to try these new (and old) Canadian fall beers.

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German Beer Styles – Sour Ale: Berliner Weisse, Gose and Lichtenhainer

Join us as we cover Germany’s well-known sour beer styles; from Berliner Weisse and Gose to Lichtenhainer. A brief history and vital statistics about each sour beer style.

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German Beer Styles – Wheat Ales: Weizen, Weissbiers, & Weizenbock

Join us as we cover Germany’s wheat beer styles; from weizens (wheat beers) and Weissbiers (white beers) to Dunkel Weissbier and Weizenbock. A brief history and vital statistics about each.

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German Beer Styles – Dark Beers: Doppelbock, Dark Lager, & Schwarzbier

Dive in to Germany’s dark beer styles; from doppelbock and dark lagers to schwarzbier. A brief history and vital statistics about each dark ale or lager style.

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German Beer Styles – Amber Beers: Märzen, Kellerbier, & Roggenbier

Learn about Germany’s amber beer styles; from Märzen and Kellerbier to Roggenbier. A brief history and vital statistics about each amber ale or lager style.

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German Beer Styles – Pale Beers: Euro Lagers, Kölsch, & German Pilsener

Join us as we cover Germany’s pale beer styles; from Euro/International Lagers and Kölsch to German Pilsener (not “pilsner”). A brief history and vital statistics about each pale ale or lager style.

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German Beer Styles – History & Info About Germany’s Greatest Creation

Think all German beers are light coloured lagers? Nothing could be further from the truth! Follow along in this 5-part history series as we cover over 10 beer styles unique to Germany

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20 Canadian Beers To Drink On Halloween Night

From all across Canada, we bring you the best beers to drink on Halloween to insure you have a boozy and spooky night!

Alberta Breweries You Must Visit During Alberta Beer Week

#ABBeerWeek is a province-wide celebration of Alberta-made beer. Alberta Beer Week’s goal is to bring together the amazing people who make a...

6 Craft Beers To Try During Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week 2018

Don’t miss these local craft beers at the Vancouver North Shore Craft Beer Week. Let the beer games begin! #VNSBC

12 Amazing Pieces of Beer Art Made For Beer Lovers

These artists took “DIY” artwork to a whole new level with great beer artwork.

The Perfect Oktoberfest Accessory: Beer-Proof Shoes

Put on your dirndl or strap up your lederhosen, Oktoberfest season is here, but wait… Don’t wear your good, new sneakers to Oktoberfest they...

Top 10 Seasonal Canadian Beers to Drink This Fall

From Canada’s East Coast to West Coast, we’ve compiled these 10 Great Canadian Fall beers to help you celebrate Autumn and warm up to Winter...