All posts by Joe Chan

Crowdfunding in BC

Clients often ask us about crowdfunding, particularly over the last few years as campaigns on portals such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo generate ever-increased buzz. Until very recently, businesses have not […]

99 Cans of Craft Beer on the Wall

It seems the craft beer renaissance has also led to a resurgence of canned beers.  In a recent article in Quartz, canned beers consumption has been on an uptick since […]

BC Allows Grocery Store Liquor Sales

  Today, the BC provincial government announced that, starting April 1, 2015, grocery stores in the province will be allowed to sell liquor through a “store-within-a store” model, i.e. a […]

The New Yorker’s Beer Cover

  The New Yorker recently released their annual food issue: the cover, drawn by Peter de Séve, humorously captures how some may view the craft beer renaissance, be it in New […]

2014 BC Beer Awards

A big round of applause and congrats to this year’s BC Beer Award winners! A full list of this year’s finalists can be found here, but here’s a condensed version: […]

On the Opposite End of the Spectrum: Heineken

It’s good to keep an eye on what the big players are up to: Heineken’s been in the news a fair amount lately, reporting lower than expected sales figures due […]

Not Everyone’s a Fan

Despite our own love of craft beer, we recognize that not everyone’s a fan. Particularly not David Chang, he of Momofuku fame, who recently extolled the virtues of “bad” beer […]

Crowdfunding: a quick recap

We are often asked about crowdfunding, particularly by start-ups that need that extra capital to reach the next stage in their growth, but who simply can’t afford the costly process […]

California Brewers & the Ongoing Drought

The folks over at Vice have written up a great recap of the California brewery scene and the effects of the ongoing drought. Back in February, NPR interviewed Jeremy Marshall, […]

Alberta Sets the Path for Craft Brewers

BC’s craft beer renaissance may just have inspired our neighbours to the east of the Rockies to shake things up.  In December 2013, the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (the […]