and the rest of what i wanted to mention but ran outta time on tuesday's beer column on cbc:
1. all british columbian beer lovers should be camra members!
"campaign for real ale, an independent, volunteer-run consumer organization dedicated to supporting the brewing of traditional styles of beer in the traditional manner, using traditional ingredients"
its only $25 a year to join
add your voice to the craft beer lobby
sign the FUSS and BYOCB campaigns
sign up for the newsletter and be informed about all the fab craft beer events around town
and if that wasn't enough, you also get some swell discounts around town for being a member
but don't join just for the discounts
join because, as a craft beer lover, its the right thing to do and a tasty way to do it
2. are you a homebrewer?
do you want to be a homebrewer?
join vanbrewers! or if you're not a vancouverite, join your local homebrew club
membership in vanbrewers is only $20 a year
access archives of questions and answers
join in on group grain and hop orders
if that wasn't enough, there are discounts around town for vanbrewers too
(and, the coolest tshirts in town!)
3. are you female?
join pink pints!
membership in the local vancouver chapter of barley's angel's pink pints will cost you $25 a year
there are also toronto and portland chapters