The Growler Announces New Issue, Institutes Cover Price

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VANCOUVER, BC – The fifth issue of The Growler – a quarterly guide to British Columbia’s craft brewing scene – is being released next week throughout the province.

Officially numbered “Volume 02, Issue 01”, this new edition is also the first to have a cover price, as the previously free publication will now cost $2 at breweries, liquor stores, and other independent retailers, and $4.99 on newsstands.

The change is briefly explained by editor Stephen Smysnuik in an announcement on the magazine’s website as follows:

Would we’ve liked to keep The Growler free? Yes, but the media landscape in 2016 makes it next to impossible to rely solely on print advertising. If we don’t do this, The Growler probably won’t exist in a year and a half. And we’d like to stick around, if you’ll have us.

Distribution of the new issue will start on March 1st. A full list of locations carrying The Growler is available on the magazine’s website, and more information can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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