Posts made in December, 2014


The beer can – this humble vessel has been around for over 80 years.  It has been the symbol of working class drinkers and often snubbed by the more high brow drinkers of alcohol.  Those who hit the bottle say that the canned stuffed tastes metallic and ruins the taste. Is this a fair assessment? The history of canning is wrought with war, scandal and political intrigue.  Let’s take a closer look. Quick and dirty history...

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Gluten Free Beer

Gluten Free Beer


Posted By on Dec 17, 2014

At WCB  OC we have been asked to brew a gluten free beer numerous times. Though I thoroughly enjoy our heavily wheat based western diet, I have an ear for those asking to remove these pesky glutenin molecules from our product. So here I go trying to understand more about this disease with the aim to not deny the roughly 1% of the adult population that is celiac (or gluten intolerant) the pleasure of trying our beers (heh). We love you...

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Of film development and brewing

Of film development and brewing


Posted By on Dec 7, 2014

Early this June Carlos, myself and our friend Sylvain went to Whatipu beach; all the background pictures you see on this website came about from the resulting photo shoot.   I had brought 2 analogue cameras: my trusty Canon AV-1 35mm and my Holga.  6 months later, I looked into my fridge and I found a few rolls that I hadn’t yet developed. So this weekend, with the help from my wife, we developed the rolls with my trusty 60 year...

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