Brewing up Something New for our Fifth Anniversary
The Whistler Village Beer Festival is back for a fifth
year and going bigger and better than ever before! We're taking over
Whistler Olympic Plaza for the 2-day Main Event on Sat. Sept. 16th and
Sun. Sept. 17th yet again, with 50+ of your favourite craft breweries,
over 100 beers to sample, live music, food trucks and more.
What's new this year for #WVBF2017? Festival-goers who purchase a
Saturday Flex Pass or All Access Pass will be able to gain complimentary admission
to the grounds on Sunday! Most pass options also include more tokens
than ever before.
pricing is on now for a limited time on select tickets,
so hop to it!
Congratulations to our official sponsor Whistler Brewing Co. on winning gold
in the Herb and Spice Beer category at the 15th Annual Canadian Brewing
Awards & Conference this past weekend in Ottawa. The Chestnut Ale
(which we can personally attest is absolutely delicious) was
responsible for securing the victory.
Congrats to these proud partners and all of the 2017 winners. A number of them
will be joining us for #WVBF2017, you should probably do the
The organizers over at the Wacken Open Air Music Festival are
tired of lugging heavy kegs across their vast festival grounds, and we
don't blame them! Their solution? Four miles of underground
piplines that provide enough pressure to pour six beers in six seconds.
These guys might be on to something.
We were totally
going to do the same thing, but then we wouldn't be able to offer 100
varieties of craft beer. You know what to do...
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…