Wednesday 22nd October 2014,
the griff
  • Both Ales and Lagers have their merits. Photo by Quinn Dombrowski/ Flickr CC

    Beer Issue: The battle between lagers and ales

    Looking around the craft beer market today, a potential beer snob will find that there is an abundance of ales, including the red ale, India pale ale (IPA), porters and stouts, but lagers tend to

  • Whatever happened to just cheering for a team instead of who you have in your fantasy pool? - photo by Justin Henry/ Flickr Creative Commons.

    Keep your fantasies to yourself

    It’s a busy Sunday night for sports. You’ve buckled down firmly on your couch, remote in one hand and Doritos in the other. You flip through the channels and avoid commercials and intermissions like the

  • Mingoo and Stephan relaxing and having a couple of brews - photo by Daren Zomerman/ the griff.

    Beer issue: beer reviews

    We got together and threw a party to get to know some of our editors and volunteers while taking the unique opportunity to review some cool new beers. ...

  • Alberta has an amazing selection of imports, but when will the breweries start popping up in the province? - photo supplied by Catarina Oberlander/ Flickr Creative Commons

    B.C. has more breweries, Alberta has selection

    Alberta sold its control over liquor stores back in 1993, and since then has enjoyed an increasingly larger selection of import craft beer. While beer selection has been growing steadily, the number of breweries in

Amnesiac is one of the beer labels designed by Shawn O'Keefe - photo by Marc W. Kitteringham/ the griff.
Posted On October 21, 2014 | No Comments

If you haven’t tried beer from Phillips, you should get on it. The Victoria, B.C. brewery has a wide selection of tasty brews, and Shawn O’Keefe is the artist behind the bottle labels. The following [...]

Monsanto protestors took to the Edmonton streets

Marching against GMOs

October 21, 2014 | No Comments
Dr. Alana Bloom - illustration by Metalhead Jack/ Flickr Creative Commons
Posted On October 22, 2014 | No Comments

I couldn’t sleep at all last night. All I could think about was Will: the frenzied look that’s in his eyes so often these days, and how more and more I’m receiving calls from him, [...]

Rachel Notley won the NDP election and is now vying for the premier's position - photo supplied by Dave Cournoyer/ Flickr Creative Commons
Posted On October 21, 2014 | No Comments

Alberta NDP leader Brian Mason stepped down from his position on Oct. 19, and the party held an internal election over the weekend. Rachel Notley, with 28 per cent of the vote, took the reins [...]

Whatever happened to just cheering for a team instead of who you have in your fantasy pool? - photo by Justin Henry/ Flickr Creative Commons.
Posted On October 21, 2014 | No Comments

It’s a busy Sunday night for sports. You’ve buckled down firmly on your couch, remote in one hand and Doritos in the other. You flip through the channels and avoid commercials and intermissions like the [...]

Beer leagues are a fun time for all - photo supplied by Dean Michaud/ Flickr Creative Commons.

Beer leagues: drunk fun for everyone

October 21, 2014 | Comments Off
The three sour beers sampled that fateful night - photo supplied by Daren Zomerman/ the griff.
Posted On October 22, 2014 | No Comments

As someone new to craft beer, it has taken a while to figure out what I like. When I learned about sour beer, I was intrigued, especially after discovering that wild yeast is used in [...]