It's the year of the sour! 2015's
Vancouver Beer Awards dedicated their annual theme to this
unique style and close to 1,400 BC residents ranked sour beer as
their #4 preferred style, beating out lagers and pilsners
according to the Craft Beer survey by BeerMeBC. Will the sour
beer craze grind to a halt come January 31st? We think not.
Get ready to change up the age old phrase when the
clock strikes midnight in just a few short weeks:
Happy New Beer!
Spinnakers' first bottled barrel aged sour, and certainly not the
last. Our house lager was barrel aged in red wine French
oak barrels before being soured and finally, dry hopped.
Brewery Tasting Notes: -Lightly tart, with pleasant
candy and fruit aromas -Clean, dry
finish, -Excellent hop
aromatics from the dry hop -Dry-hopped
with Northwest varietals -Light,
On shelves at participating private and Government BC liquor stores.
If you've never tried a sour, or aren't sure if you'll like it,
try our Sour Flight in the pub. 5oz. tasters of four different sour
varieties. Check out our blog for an in
depth look at the Barrel program here at Spinnakers
For more information, please contact sales and
B.C.’s only province-wide craft beer readers’
choice awards are back!
VANCOUVER, Oct. 3, 2019—The
Craft Beer Readers’ Choice Awards, AKA, the Growlies, is back with more
beers, more categories and—best of all—more prizes! The Growlies celebrate all of the awesomeness that is B.C. craft
beer by giving beer lovers a say in who wins. Unlike traditional beer awards, The
Growler’s B.C. Craft Beer Readers’ Choice Awards are be decided by the
beer-drinking public: between Oct. 3 and 25, 2019, you can vote online at bc.thegrowler.ca
for the beers and breweries you think are the best in B.C. With the help of our panel of craft beer experts, we’ve narrowed
the field to 10 nominees in each beer style category. And if you don’t like our
choices, this year you can write in your own picks instead! Those who take part in the online poll will be entered to win an absolutely
bonkers luxury helicopter craft beer tour from SKY Helicopters, as
well as top-of-the-line homebrewing equipment and …
BREWING UP GENDER PARITY: THE QUEST FOR BEERQUALITY
REBECCA WHYMAN • JUNE 13, 2019
Women are markedly underrepresented in craft beer. This is not news to anyone. But have you ruminated on just how large the gender gap is? A 2018 survey by Nielsen-Harris found American craft beer drinkers are 68.5 per cent male and 31.5 per cent female. Closer to home, BeerMeBC’s 2018 survey had those numbers at 71 and 29 per cent, with 0.32 per cent identifying as “other.” For those not so strong in the math department, that means that there are only three women drinking craft beer for every seven men. If you were a straight man looking for a date, you wouldn’t like those odds at all. And I can tell you, as one of those three women, it’s not much fun being outnumbered everywhere I go to enjoy my beloved craft beer, delightful as those seven men may be.
Drinking craft beer is the easy part—when we move into the sections of craft beer world that inv…