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Michael Kulachkosky & Rachel Finn

Michael Kulachkosky and Rachel Finn with Beer Cache

Beer Cache columnists Michael Kulachkosky & Rachel Finn are avid home brewers who delight in social, trivial and all other non-presumptuous aspects of beer enjoyment.


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... more

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With not one, but two new editors now in harness at What's Up Yukon, our loyal readers may be wondering what that means and how their magazine might be changing. more

Yukon Business

In these dying days of summer, we often turn away from light and refreshing beers and choose to drink something with a bit more oomph. With fall in full swing, there are few more oomph-y beers available from the Whitehorse liquor store than... more

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We here at Beer Cache have just returned from a three-week brewery tour of the great craft brew state of Alaska. We were lucky enough to stroll around bright tanks, peak into mash tuns, hang out in chilled serving fridges and pull nails from... more

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Canoeing to the DCMF? You are probably already concerned about the rattling of beer bottles in your canoe (to be safely consumed, of course, by your campfire and not while out on the water). We hear your pain. more

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So this week, Beer Cache is brewing a Marzen. Märzenbier is the beer style that is served at Oktoberfest in Germany. It's usually begun in March (hence the name) and cold fermented - lagered - all summer, traditionally in ice-packed caves... more

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Have a lovely chat with Paul Wheeler of Haines Brewing Company about the origins of the Haines Beer Fest, and you will quickly understand Alaskans' love of craft beer. more

Alaska

As you may have noticed already, Whitehorse has some new beer in town. Our friendly neighbours at Yukon Liquor Corp have sourced four offerings from Russell Brewing Company: Blood Alley Bitter, Black Death Porter, Main Street Pilsner, and Wee... more

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First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who made the festival a hit: Trisha Sims at Skagway Development Corporation, White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, the good folk at the Elks, Katherine Nelson and a slew of volunteers at the Skagway Recreation more

Alaska

Delight your friends and family with a couple of beer-themed tidbits this week, or just look incredibly smart while getting your growler filled. The world's oldest recipe? Yeah, it's for beer. Despite popular opinion, Guinness in not a meal in a... more

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If you're 21 years of age and like to kick back in the company of more than 200 beer enthusiasts while tasting a wide variety of exceptionally crafted homebrew, we may have plans for you on April 23. more

Alaska

Attention: New beer in town. OK, so it has been around for a few weeks, but if you haven't yet tried Delirium Tremens on tap at Tippler's, we suggest you hightail it over there for a liquid lunch. This fantastic Belgian strong pale ale is brewed by more

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If you read Dennis Zimmermann's article last week on ice fishing and combined it with the weather in Whitehorse this weekend, you may well have grabbed your auger and hightailed it down to Pumphouse. 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. more

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When I grow up I want to be a cicerone. Sigh. The above statement is true. A cicerone is the sommelier of the beer world. A lucky soul who gets to order beer for fine restaurants, recommend parings to chefs, write lengthy articles for beer... more

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In case your windows are too iced up to tell, it's winter outside. For brewers, nothing really says winter like a barleywine: it's strong, intensely flavoured, and pairs beautifully with a wood fire, an old pair of slippers and a good book... more

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It's the season to eat, drink and be merry with friends and love ones. So what if we told you that you could kill two birds with one stone (the 'eating and drinking' bit), which would just leave you with the 'being merry' part? more

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This festive season, why not blow the minds of your nearest and dearest by pairing beer – not wine - with your holiday shrimp rings and Christmas desserts? That's right. The stigma is gone. In fact, there is so much awesome literature out there on... more

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When you really, really like beer, living in a city with its very own microbrewery is a daily kind of 'pinch me' phenomena. So when your local brews (yet another) award winning beer ... yeah. It boggles the mind. 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, more

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One of the swell new editors of WUY dropped us an email on the weekend inquiring about the status of our column, and casually mentioned that they were sipping on a Phillips Longboat Chocolate Porter at the time of writing. You know when someone... more

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''O' zapft is!" cries the mayor of Munich. Translation: It's tapped! What is tapped, where it's tapped, and why it's tapped is this week's story. So dig out your lederhosen, dust off that beer stein and ready your arteries for a few links of... more

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