Things have shifted into high gear once again in the planning department, we're busy talking numbers, so stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to be part of making this thing happen and get the suds a'flowing! Terry has a great new hoppy West Coast IPA on tap (in our porch only, at this point), his first cider in the works (we picked and squeezed the apples with my family on Thanksgiving weekend), and a Piccadilly Porter coming on. On a sad note, our little camera found a new home somewhere on the bottom of the James River, so the visual element of our blogs may be somewhat lacking for the next little while.
|Archival photo of apple pressing c. 2009, photo credit to Kip (Action) Jackson
Below are some excerpts from yesterday's CBC news story trumpeting the virtues, vision, and small victories of Canadian craft brewers, including McAuslan's (QC) (who make a terrific pale ale, but are teetering dangerously close to no longer being independent), Steam Whistle (ON), and Central City Brewing Co. (BC).
It has long been the lament of small business owners that so-called big business controls too much of the economy, and there remains little room for effective competition. This sentiment would seem to ring truest in the Canadian beer industry, but small players are making surprising headway with innovative approaches to marketing and operating their craft breweries.
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"The breweries used to be located in the centre of [a town] and be active participants within those communities," he said.
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