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July 10 Issue

It’s a rainy Sunday at the end of June; Ben Harper’s Fight for your Mind is playing loudly in Devon Yacura’s kitchen. The air smells like sweet porridge. Read more

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We got the stern border guard at Haines customs this year. No, we're not bringing any firearms, plants or suitcases full of money, but I do have six beer entries for the homebrew competition... Read more

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Not long after I met my partner I bought him a beer kit. This was in the mid-1990s, when microbreweries were starting to come into their own. I was still drinking Kokanee, but I would often pick up a six pack of Big Rock Traditional Ale as a... Read more

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If your beer tastes like cardboard, you might want to reconsider drinking it. It was probably stored in a heated room, which accelerated the oxidation process, creating that flat, wet paper flavour. Read more

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I can understand how they discovered wine. You squash grapes. Wild yeast on grape skins devours the sugary liquid and voila! Sociables. But how on earth did they figure out beer? Read more

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Ever thought about U-brewing? It's just another brick in the wall of beer enjoyment, and other than the method they use for actually producingthe beer (full/partial mash or beer kit), U-Brews everywhere are pretty much the same. Read more

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Now that we have your attention . . . . Let's pretend that you, our readers, wrote us letters. We imagine one of them would go like this: Dear Beer Cache, Read more

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