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Spring Liquor Sales in Alberta

Spirits took the lead in sales this spring with gin being the spirit of choice for many Albertans. As the weather warmed up, people started enjoying gin and tonics and a range of fresh cocktails, such as the Fiore Negroni and Wishbone’s Beautiful British Columbia (recipes in the Gin Styles & Cocktails article). Rum, whisky and vodka also showed increases over 2016.

Tapping Into Growlers

Have you thought about installing a growler filling station in your liquor store? With a growler bar, you’re providing a product on tap that clients want, especially when it’s a beer that’s only available in kegs. The first time a customer buys and fills up a growler (64 ounces) the cost is about the same price as a 6-pack of beer—between $5/litre up to $13/litre for more expensive brews. Refills become cheaper once customers have their own growler and aren’t paying recycling fees.

Adding Lactose to Beer

Milk and sugar? They’re ingredients you’d expect to add to tea, not beer.

However, many brewers are doing just that, by supplementing their beer’s body and sweetness with lactose, a complex sugar found in milk.

East Kootenay Beer Festival

Experience music, beer & great company at the 6th Annual East Kootenay Beer Festivalon June 17, 2017. Situated on the slopes of the BC Rockies atFairmont Hot Springs Resort, Beer Festival is THE event of…

Edmonton Craft Beer Festival

Increase your beer knowledge, and find a new favourite by sampling some of the more than 400 different types of beer on site. Take part in beer seminars, and vote for the People's Choice awards.…

Craft Beers in Alberta

With recent regulation changes, Alberta is entering a brewing renaissance of sorts. Over the last couple of years, we have seen over 20 new craft breweries open in Alberta (with over 50 additional breweries currently in various stages of development). Along with this, we have seen a new wave of innovation that is both refreshing and incredibly exciting.

Beer Trends to Watch for in 2017

The craft beer revolution continues to expand throughout BC at an unprecedented pace. Along with all the new breweries that are opening, it seems like one or two new trends take the beer world by storm each year. A couple years ago, everyone got excited about radlers, and last year kettle sours were all the rage. IPAs never seem to go out of style, but they do shift as brewers discover new hop varieties or brewing methods. So what will beer lovers be excited about in 2017?

BC Liquor Sales Trends

Third quarter stats are now out from BC LDB, and Canadian wines and local Micro Brews continue to show strong growth, particularly in LRS locations. Canadian wines didn’t experience the same strong sales trends in the hospitality sector, however.

Tri-Cities Cask Festival Winter 2017 Pro-Am

Ticket holder is entitled to: Event Access, Souvenir 10oz Tasting Glass, 10 tokens for 4oz tasting of cask beers, 1 token for Custom Made Burger, 1 Token for Custom made Poutine, Entry into the many…