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The Great Canadian Beer Festival held every September in my hometown is my favorite event of the year. I have been attending almost every year since I was 18 and have watched it evolve into a well orchestrated symphony of Organizers, Volunteers, Breweries and Beer-Lovers respectively. The 25th birthday of the …

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…..Just a Little Update

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It has been far too long since I have posted anything I know!  I had taken on a new role as the manager of a liquor store here in Nanaimo BC and have been working hard to build a reputation as a Craft Beer destination store.  There was a lot …

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I have loved many alcoholics in my life already, coming from a long line of them, but none as beautiful, wonderful or tragic as Melinda Lee. I had been bartending and selling booze for over half my life by the time that I decided to focus on BC craft beer …

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Spinnaker’s, Canada’s Oldest Brew Pub, Catches Fire

Spinnaker’s is Canada’s oldest brew pub. They were the first to get the licensing to have a brewery and pub at the same locating.  Up until 1982 liquor laws in canada did not allow for this scenario as most of the beer available for consumption were owned by the big …

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White Sails Brewing Co. turns One !

I have been so broke lately, I am missing all the good stuff!!  Vancouver Island has opened four new breweries in the past few weeks and I have missed it all! One thing I decided not to miss however, is the first birthday party over at White Sails Brewing Company …

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Who knew the Kinsmen were so cool?

I have to admit, I had a preconceived idea that a beer fest hosted by the Nanaimo Kinsmen/Kinette group would be something my parents might enjoy more than me.  I expected a handful of breweries with sales pitches and a laid back atmosphere….  boy, was I wrong!  I had a …

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