The 5 best craft beers for spring

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So long dark porters and stormy winter ales. Hello lagers, blondes, ambers and weissbier.

Craft beer, which grows in popularity with every year while mainstream beer sales stagnate (see coverage of Vancouver’s legendary May Craft Beer Week), changes with the seasons. Now’s the time to start sampling spring craft beer, ideally on a sunny patio.

I called upon Vancouver’s enthusiastic – if not enthusiastically geeky – community of bartenders, liquor store staff and cicerones to put together a list of the best local beers for spring sipping. Check out their picks after the jump.
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The 5 best craft beers for spring