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  • All posts by Nick Jeffrey

    • Distilling Discoveries

      The history of booze is murky at best, with different tipples discovered independently in different parts of the ancient world. Beer and mead are perhaps...

    • Wine Time

      The world of wine is mourning the loss of Harry McWatters, the larger-than-life godfather of BC wine, who passed away last month after more than...

    • House Beer?  I’ll Take 2

      I was trawling the socials for news of craft brewers in our fair province last week, when I heard through the grapevine (or hopvine) that...

    • National Scotch Day

      It is getting harder every year to keep up with all the celebrations for the official day of celebration for every conceivable type of hooch....

    • Gluten Free Beer

      Anyone reading a restaurant menu this decade will have noticed the growing availability of gluten free options. Increased awareness of Celiac disease and other intolerances...

    • Stampede Beer

      This might have been the best Calgary Stampede ever. Sure, I still had to wear those uncomfortable boots, and squeeze into the faded blue wranglers...

    • Our Home and Native Beer

      A solemn and wise philosopher named Frank Zappa once remarked that you can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. ...

    • Gin Is In

      Alberta used to be a rather dreary province for distilled spirits.  Sure, we had the Alberta Premium Rye Whisky your dad mixed with coke down...

    • Dear Near Beer

      Alcohol free beer is experiencing a surge in popularity that has not been seen since the dark days of Prohibition. An alcohol free beer goes...

    • Alberta Advantage?

      Last week was full of ups and down in the Alberta beer industry, taking me on a roller coaster of emotions, from giddy highs to...