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1/3 of your beer was free - but not for you

1/3 of your beer was free - but not for you

Posted by Rebecca Kneen on

Freebies, kickbacks and the world of capitalist beer One reason you don't see Crannóg Ales everywhere is that we are deliberately small and sustainable. The other is that we don't give bars kickbacks to carry our beer. There's this idea out there that it's totally reasonable to pay to have your beer on tap somewhere - and the rate is astounding. One keg in 10 free used to be the "standard", it's now commonly 1 keg in 3 or 4. Here's what that all looks like: "Ok thanks for getting back to me. Depending on your kickback will determine if...

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The Silver Dynamo is Gone

The Silver Dynamo is Gone

Posted by Rebecca Kneen on

It is with heavy hearts that we tell you that our much-loved and indispensable Greg Darling, driver and brew-hand for 15 years, has died. Greg joined us on April 1, 2006. He came up from Vancouver to see how he liked it and somehow never left. You will all remember his indefatigable energy at festivals and delivering beer, and his pride in being such a critical part of the Crannóg team. Greg's long friendship with Brian in particular was evident in their shared love of punk rock, art and DIY. In Vancouver, Greg always did high-energy things, from being a...

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What's up with St Patrick's Day?

What's up with St Patrick's Day?

Posted by Rebecca Kneen on

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with St. Patrick's day. For one thing it’s not the most important day of the year for Irish people. Easter rising, Beltaine, Bobby Sands day, Bodens day, Samhain are all more important to different people in Ireland. "La Padraig" (in Irish) was meant to celebrate Irish contributions and reunions with other Irish folk in the new world. On the plus side, for me, it provides an opportunity to see some amazing bands, share stories, see outstanding dance, and maybe dance a jig or two with some friends. On the minus side, I can look...

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International Women's Day: Activists!

International Women's Day: Activists!

Posted by Rebecca Kneen on

Today, for us, is a time to think of the long struggles that have made the women's movement something to be co-opted for publicity instead of mocked and reviled.

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Jobs available at both farm and brewery!

Jobs available at both farm and brewery!

Posted by Rebecca Kneen on

The brewery is hiring a delivery driver/brewhouse assistant, and the farm is hiring a hopyard manager and field hands for the spring season.

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