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  • All posts by Nick Jeffrey

    • 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...

    • Beer Store Blues

      Our fair province of Alberta is the envy of the nation when it comes to the availability of crafty beers. Seasoned boozers may recall the...

    • Township 24

      Faithful readers may recall me waxing poetic about Chestermere’s own Township 24 Brewing, located at 100 Rainbow Road, right beside the dental office. Township 24...

    • It’s A Dog’s Life in Boston

      Faithful readers may have recall that the three largest brewers in Canada are all owned by foreign conglomerates, as the drinks industry continues consolidating towards...

    • 23 Years of Wild Rose Beers

      Calgary’s Wild Rose Brewery has made frequent appearances in this column over the years, all the way back to the dawn of the new millennium....

    • Mayday! Mayday!

      May is a wild and crazy month for the tipplers of the world, and I have been making the most of it. In local news,...

    • Sipping Santorini

      The Greek empire of antiquity helped to spread viticulture across the known world, to the neighbouring Romans, and as far away as Persia. Winemaking in...