The Growler BC Autumn 2018 Issue and Barkerville & Vancouver Island Collaboration Beer Out This Weekend

VANCOUVER, BC – The Autumn 2018 issue of The Growler – a quarterly guide to British Columbia’s craft brewing scene – is set for release tomorrow (September 1st), along with the latest in the corresponding BC Brewers Collaboration Series of limited edition beers.

The new edition of the magazine – Volume 4, Issue 3 – has the following contents:

We give you a glimpse into the ephemeral world of fresh-hopped beers, take a look at the truth behind organic ingredients, explore what makes a great beer label, and provide you with a handy beer-term glossary. We also did a taste-test of non-alcoholic beers, and looked at the growing trend of craft breweries getting into the soda business. We round up this issue with a recipe for almond cake with beer-poached pears. And as always, our up-to-date, informative brewery listings are here to guide you as you drink your way around the province.

For the third release in the beer series, Barkerville Brewing and Vancouver Island Brewing teamed up to brew a Blueberry Lemon IPA (6.4% abv, 62 IBU), which is described as follows:

This beer sets high scores with lemon peel and fresh B.C. blueberries. Prepare to get blasted by a multi-ball bonus of Mandarina Bavaria, El Dorado and Citra hops, ramped up by the unconventional Sacch Trois yeast. Get another roll of quarters. This is going to be a long-play session!

The Growler is available at breweries, liquor stores, newsstands, and other retailers throughout BC. It can also be purchased online individually or as part of an annual subscription, and select articles are available to read on the magazine’s website. The associated collaboration beer will be available on draught at select bars and pubs, and in bottles at private liquor stores in the province, while supplies last.

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