A BC Hop-story

by Sonia Montisca In the gloomy winter months, the promise of Victoria Beer Week on the horizon is a welcomed one for beer lovers. Between Great Canadian Beer Festival and VBW, Fresh to Death keeps the hopheads happy. But what’s in a hop anyway? A hoppy history BC has a long history of hop farming …

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Partner Profile: Vessel Liquor Store

Vessel Liquor Store is a locally owned and operated retailer of wines, spirits, and ales. With a comprehensive selection of quality crafted products, the team at Vessel strives to offer knowledgeable, outstanding customer service. “IT’S A REWARDING FEELING, HELPING GROW BEVERAGE CULTURE IN THIS CITY, AND SEEING THE ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE. THAT’S WHY WE’RE HERE.” -Ross …

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Why you can’t get that beer here (and why that’s a good thing)

by Sonia Montisca Victoria, BC’s capital city, is also the capital of BC’s craft beer movement. Home to the Great Canadian Beer Festival, Canada’s oldest beer fest, and Spinnakers, Canada’s first brewpub, the movement has been brewing in our little city for nearly four decades. We’re about to welcome Herald Street Brew Works, our 17th …

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Partner Profile: Specific Mechanical

Specific Mechanical Systems Ltd. (SpecMec) has been designing, manufacturing, and maintaining advanced brewing systems since 1984. The Victoria-based company focuses on crafting high quality breweries, distilleries, and custom metal fabrication for other industries, including pharmaceuticals and oil and gas. Founded by two tradesmen – a welder and a machinist – the pair worked initially as …

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