Category: Customer Close-Up

Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition: A Distinctive Celebration for Canada’s Rising Artisan Distilleries

Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition: A Distinctive Celebration for Canada’s Rising Artisan Distilleries

Ask Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition’s founder Alex Hamer what separates a spirits enthusiast from your average craft beer fan, and he chuckles a little. “I’ve actually thought about this a lot. It’s definitely a different demographic, probably one that leans a little older. That’s mostly due to economics. When you’re in your twenties, it can … Continued

Alley Kat Brewery: Edmonton’s Oldest Microbrewery is also its Greenest

Alley Kat Brewery: Edmonton’s Oldest Microbrewery is also its Greenest

Alley Kat Brewery is Edmonton’s oldest microbrewery. In fact, it’s the fourth oldest brewery in all of Alberta. And it’s entirely possible that kind of longevity breeds a certain confidence to go your own way. Alley Kat’s refusal to switch over from bottles to cans reflects that type of confidence. In an industry chasing the cheaper … Continued

Fiasco Gelato: A Gelato to be Reckoned With

Fiasco Gelato: A Gelato to be Reckoned With

His story is not a simple one. When James Boettcher set out to open a gelato shop in Calgary, Alberta, he never could have predicted the trials and tribulations he would face along the way. Floods, fires, scrapping money together in order to keep the lights on, Boettcher tackled it all, and he would be … Continued

GLBC Customer Close-Up: A-Frame Brewing

GLBC Customer Close-Up: A-Frame Brewing

It is a beloved past-time for many Canadians. While the specifics may differ from person to person, the general narrative is the same. Hit the road with friends or family, arrive at the cabin, unload the cooler, and spend the weekend soaking up the cabin lifestyle. By the time you hop back in the car, … Continued

GLBC Customer Close-Up: Hagensborg Chocolates

GLBC Customer Close-Up: Hagensborg Chocolates

Shelley Wallace had one mission in life- show to her three children they could do anything they wanted. While Wallace would say her kids are her greatest accomplishment, her business of chocolate making has impacted the lives of young people in some of the world’s poorest countries. Determined to “sweeten the world,” the humble entrepreneur … Continued

Holiday Packaging: The Phillips Snowcase Calendar Part 3

Holiday Packaging: The Phillips Snowcase Calendar Part 3

Dragon’s and oatmeal and planes, oh my! It is time for another roundup of the Phillips Beer Snowcase! Just days away from Christmas, Phillips filled the middle section of their pack with some unique creations and plenty of hops. Thanks once again to the incredible team here at Great Little Box for creating the packaging … Continued

Holiday Packaging: The Phillips Snowcase Calendar Part 2

Holiday Packaging: The Phillips Snowcase Calendar Part 2

We are almost halfway through the Phillips Snowcase Calendar and that means it is time for another roundup of this week’s beer and picking our favourite from the week! Not only has our GLBC tasting team enjoyed the chance to sample a different beer every day; we can’t get enough of the incredible packaging. It … Continued

Holiday Packaging: The Phillips Snowcase Calendar

Holiday Packaging: The Phillips Snowcase Calendar

It might be one of our favourite advent calendars ever- do we dare say it is better than chocolate!? For the 2017 holiday season, our talented GLBC team members created the packaging for the Phillips Snowcase Calendar. This unique advent calendar features 24 different beers to help countdown to Christmas. Many of the beers have … Continued