Beer Quest West: The Craft Brewers of Alberta and British Columbia

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TouchWood Editions, Jul 6, 2011 - Reference - 264 pages

It’s no secret that Canadians love beer, and in the western provinces, the large number of successful microbreweries continues to prove that distinct beer—high-quality beer—is important to our national pint-lovers. Beer Quest West is for homebrewers and beer aficionados alike: this is your guide to the best of the west.

Alberta and British Columbia are host to over seventy microbreweries, and that number is increasing every year. In this comprehensive field guide, each brewery is fully described, complete with location, the story of the brewery, profiles of the faces behind the brew and of course, their core list of beers. Terminology is explained, and author Jon Stott discusses the grain-to-glass process and the many different beer styles produced in the western provinces. Whether you favour an IPA, a lager, a porter or stout, you’ll find your pint between the pages of Beer Quest West.

 

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Contents

After Beer
1
1984 and Ale That
5
Alberta
16
Edmonton to Red Deer
19
Calgary to Jasper
36
The British Columbia Interior and the Yukon
56
Fernie to Nelson
61
The Okanagan Valley
70
North Vancouver to Whistler
158
Vancouver Island
173
Campbell River to Salt Spring Island
177
Chapter Ten Victorias NauticAles
195
Thats Ale Folks
221
Glossary of Brewing Terms
224
From Grain to Glass Brewing Packaging and Drinking Beer
231
Beer Styles
238

Revelstoke to Kamloops Prince George to Smithers with a Visit to Whitehorse
93
Greater Vancouver and the Lower Mainland
110
Chilliwack to Richmond
115
A Vancouver CircAle Tour
139

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About the author (2011)

Jon C. Stott is an English professor emeritus from the University of Alberta. His interests include writing about sports, children’s literature, and beer. In 1973, he wrote the Western Hockey League’s official 25th-anniversary commemorative magazine, and he has since authored three books on minor-league sports, including Hockey Night in Dixie and Ice Warriors. He has four publications on the study of children’s literature, and in 2010, he retold stories from many lands in the children’s book A Book of Tricksters. Jon’s beer guidebook, Beer Quest West, profiles all the microbreweries in BC and Alberta. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

Please visit www.beerquestwest.com.

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