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50 of the Best New Breweries People & Places by

We reach out to our writers, subscribers, and followers to help us build our annual feature on brewery openings. This year, we’ve also included a number of Canadian breweries. Here are 50 of the most promising newcomers, as chosen by you.

Looking to the Past for Inspiration, Brewers Gravitate to Gruit News by

Breweries around the globe are bucking the hazy, hoppy trend by devoting at least some of their energies to Gruit, a medieval ale made with a variety of botanicals. Although small, the worldwide movement to bring more attention to it has gained steam, and is recognized with International Gruit Day.

Doan’s Craft Brewing Company’s Rye IPA Label Approval by

Strolling through Kassel, Germany, where the Grimm brothers grew up, illustrator Ola Volo started thinking about the history of the Doan’s founders as a modern folklore tale.

Where to Drink in Calgary, Alberta Destinations by

After sweeping changes came to Alberta’s brewing regulations in 2013, smaller breweries were soon on the rise, and today there are over 45 throughout the province, with Calgary at the center of the action.

Muskoka Brewery’s Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout Label Personifies Winter in Ontario Label Approval by

The character on Muskoka Brewery’s Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout label has taken on a life of its own, inspiring look-alike and beard-growing contests at the Ontario brewery.

Birreria Volo: Toronto’s New Bar Star Barkeep by

Brothers Tomas and Julian Morana, who cut their teeth working at their father Ralph’s famed Bar Volo, opened Birreria Volo in Toronto’s Little Italy.

Beer News News by

Restaurateur plans to open Rwanda’s first local brewery; first US brewery medals in German-style Pilsner at European awards; changes in Oklahoma and Pennsylvania benefit beer drinkers; and Night Shift Brewery launches own wholesaler.

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company: Keeping It in the Family From the Source by

The five-employee, family-run Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company began making beer in 2006. Since then, the company has grown to approximately 160 employees—about 40 percent of whom have a friend or family connection.

Jon Downing, Brewmaster Professor, Niagara College Teaching Brewery Last Call by

Thanks to Jon Downing’s leadership, Niagara College Teaching Brewery won the first US Open College Beer Championship in July 2016, a competition among collegiate brewing programs.

Cruising Through Cascadia: Essential Pacific Northwest Beer Experiences Feature by

The Pacific Northwest offers a multitude of options for thirsty beercationers, from Oregon’s mountain biking brew tours to brewery cruises through Washington’s San Juan Islands.

Canadian IPA Circa 1900 Fermented Culture by

The popularity of British imports like Bass Pale Ale made India Pale Ale a popular style in Canada at the turn of the 20th century.

À la Fût: Quebec’s Cowboy Brewers From the Source by

Two hours north of Montreal, this 5-barrel brewpub is housed in a 150-year-old building that once served as a general store. Its small town of Saint-Tite also hosts a rodeo every September.

Sap on Tap: Brewing with Liquid Gold The Blending House by

In regions known for maple syrup production, brewers embrace the many flavors that come from brewing with liquid gold.

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Pabst to open pilot brewery in Milwaukee; Norwegian brewers recreate Viking beer recipe; Ontario’s Liquor Control Board introduces Craft Beer Zones; and breweries aid South Carolina flood victims.

Canadian Government Broadens Beer Definition News by

The Canadian government has recently updated the country’s “Beer Standards of Identity,” the definition used to determine if a beverage can be labeled and sold as beer.

Glutenberg: Brewing Gluten-Free Beer in Quebec From the Source by

Glutenberg, based in Montreal, Québec has a simple, yet formidable, mission: to make beer that’s not only good gluten-free beer, but good beer, period. This ambitious attitude drives the young brewery to experiment with new techniques and embrace and highlight gluten-free grains.

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More celebrities collaborating with craft brewers; Coors causes controversy at Puerto Rican celebration; malfunctioning beer fridge responsible for Australian cellular network blackout; TTB opens door for beer, wine, spirits to add nutrition labels; and BrewDogs set to air Scottish founders’ hijinx on US TV this fall.

Southern Ontario, Canada Destinations by

Nearly 20 percent of Canadians live in the “Golden Horseshoe,” a region that wraps around the southern tip of Lake Ontario. In the last decade, drinkers here have slowly been undergoing a craft beer conversion thanks to the appearance of new breweries, beer bars, festivals and even Canada’s first brewing school.

Jason Meyer of Driftwood Brewing Company 9 Steps to Beerdom by

The jump from employee to owner-brewer is an expensive one. But for Jason Meyer, co-founder of Driftwood Brewing Company in Victoria, British Columbia, the really hairy stuff came in the months after his brewhouse got cranking.

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Adverse growing conditions impact the Canadian barley crop; archaeological site provides oldest evidence of brewing in France; non-alcoholic Weissbier’s health benefits; New Century Brewing closes; and Charles Koch Jr. passes away at 88.

Vive La Révolution Québécois Destinations by

Québec’s artisan beer revolution traces back to the Belgian-inflected brewing of Unibroue, which opened in 1992; 20 years later, the movement is entering its adolescence with confidence.

Nice Package: Craft Beer and the Container Industry Feature by

Switching from the once-ubiquitous brown bottles to cans may have been novel nine years ago, but today, it’s just one way craft brewers are reexamining their relationship with the container industry in hopes of shaving costs and putting better beer on the shelves.

Vancouver Destinations by

It’s big and dense and modern, the people are welcoming, the food is fresh and tasty, and should you be inclined to venture outside—some pretty staggering natural sights are right outside the city limits. And here’s where to drink while you’re taking it all in.

Beer News News by

Robot serves a cold one; BrewDog ends history, t’ Koelchip starts the future; “Brewed” coming soon to a TV near you; Canadian football team eradicating beer snakes.