Your B.C. craft beer guide has arrived right in time for the fall craft beer season! Get your copy of The Growler's Fall 2019 issue.
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OUR FALL ISSUE:
The craft beer world lost one of its founding fathers in June with the passing of John Mitchell. Sadly, we never had the opportunity to meet John, but as people who are deeply passionate about craft beer, we were well aware of his impact. John fought for years to legalize the production and sale of craft beer, laying the foundation for its very existence. He helped found the first two craft breweries in this province, and influenced countless others. Without him, the craft beer industry in B.C. and Canada as we know it today would not exist—and likely neither would The Growler. We all owe John a great debt for fighting the good fight, breaking the corporate monopoly and bringing beer back to the people.
This issue we’ve taken a look at John’s life and his lasting legacy in the words of those who knew him best. Perhaps the biggest testament to John’s legacy can be found in our listings, with close to 190 craft breweries now operating in B.C. and many more on the way. And I think John would be happy to see the many events that have popped up across the province to celebrate craft beer.
So to the Grandfather of Canadian Craft Beer, I raise a glass, and I encourage you to do the same. Cheers!