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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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Think Of Them As The Big Friendly Beer Giant…

  I am just as surprised as you that I am writing this article actually suggesting people try some of the big-boys brews, but in the past year I have grown a new appreciation for the breweries with the money. Now let me be clear: I am not talking about …

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Great Canadian Beer Festival

Friday Sept 9, 3pm – 8 pm Saturday Sept 10, noon – 5pm

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Nanaimo’s Longwoodstock the highlight of Nanaimo events for summer 2016

Longwoodstock Logo

As I sit here listening to the rain outside I am painfully aware that the summer of 2016 is almost over.  The kids are heading back to school tomorrow and the Great Canadian Beer Fest is next weekend already.  Since 1993 it is THE beer event of the fall in …

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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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