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Vancouver Proposes Drinking in 22 Parks… One Day!

The 22 Vancouver park sites approved for a three-month trial to allow legal consumption of alcohol (Image courtesy Vancouver park board)

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with Edward Kaye

All day today, Broken Hill in Nelson is holding a Yellow Dog and Neighbourhood Brewing tap takeover. They will be dedicating 8 taps to these two breweries with 4 of the beers being small batch exclusives—previously found exclusively at their tap room locations. From 14:00 this afternoon, Trading Post Brewery will be tapping a special cask at their tasting room in Langley. Head on down to try something a bit different. At the same time, Kelowna Beer Institute will also…

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BC Cider Week 2020
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 16 @ 9:00 pm

NEW DATES, so we can celebrate with you! Celebrate your local, craft cider scene across the province with a bevy of beverage bashes from Vancouver Island to the Okanagan. Stay safe and socially distanced while celebrating locally made, craft cider.

Highlights this year are: cider & cheese to-go, cider and food pairings, coursed cider dinners, special release and seasonal ciders, virtual tours, cider tasting education, tasting room discounts, swag give aways, cider flights, sorbet & cider floats, cider picnics, cider donuts and more…

Celebrate with Soma Cidery @ Soma Craft Cidery
Aug 6 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 16 @ 8:30 pm

Soma Craft Cidery offers small batch crafted cider in Kelowna, BC. Soma blends tradition with imagination to produce exceptional cider and are excited to release a new cider created especially for BC Cider week– coming Aug 6th! Taste the newest release in partnering retail locations, restaurants and pubs as well as to-go or on-site at the cidery. Soma Tasting Room, Cider Lounge & Picnic Area are now open! Visit: 4485 Sallows Road, Kelowna, BC. Hours: Wednesday & Thursday (Tasting Room & Picnic Area only) 12-4pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12 -7pm.

Farm-to-Table Cider Dinner @ The Fickle Fig
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Fickle Fig Farm Market located at 1780 Mills Rd, North Saanich, BC is a year-round farmers’ market, bakery and bistro featuring seasonable, sustainable, local and organic farm produce and products from the peninsula. Enjoy a delectable taste of the region with a 4-course cider dinner, featuring local cider on the Saanich Peninsula from Sea Cider. The event will be on the evening of the festival launch, Thursday August 6, 2020 from 6pm – 8:30pm. All courses will feature food grown by Fickle Fig Farm on their 18 acres. Live music, a different cider for each course. Can’t catch the cider dinner? No problem, The Fickle Fig Farm Market features Sea Cider with regular lunch and dinner service.

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