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NO IN-STORE SHOPPING, BUT FREE DELIVERY

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NO IN-STORE SHOPPING, BUT FREE DELIVERY

Effective March 24, 2020, we will be shortening our workday IN the store so we can spend a few hours each day making home deliveries. 

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COVID-19 UPDATE

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COVID-19 UPDATE
As we all navigate this crisis, we are modifying how we work with and interact with our customers. Until such time as we are instructed by the Province to halt business, we will continue to operate in a SAFE and RESPONSIBLE manner.

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A Small Difference

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A Small Difference
What size is the right size for specialty grains? There's no savings if you buy more than you need and it goes stale on you, so sometimes smaller is better!

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NEW REWARDS PROGRAM NOW ACTIVE!

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NEW REWARDS PROGRAM NOW ACTIVE!

Since we opened in May 2018, we have been working with a very simple discount rewards program with a few different groups. In both cases, we offer 5% off on ingredients purchases, both online and in store. However, the Shopify platform we operate on does not handle both of these purchase methods the same, and as a result, discounts need to be applied manually in store, but work automatically online. This has lead to some discounts being missed and some discounts being applied where they should not be applied. Besides this shortcoming, we also wanted a way to offer rewards...

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Spotlight on Perle Hops

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The hop variety Perle was the result of a breeding program at The Hop Research Institute in Hüll Germany aimed at creating a disease resistant alternative to Hallertauer Mittelfrüh — a variety particularly susceptible to mildew. The new hop didn’t get much attention as a replacement, but did become popular in its own right. It was released commercially in 1978. Perle’s pedigree includes a Northern Brewer female and an undisclosed German male and it's reasonable to surmise that the male had Hallertauer Mittelfruh somewhere in its bloodline based on what the breeding program was trying to accomplish.   Perle remains one of...

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