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Kim Lawton

Kim Lawton is a veteran travel writer who has contributed to many publications. She is a craft beer fan, a long-time supporter of the craft beer movement, President of CAMRA South Okanagan, the Marketing Director at Cannery Brewing in Penticton and the Okanagan correspondent for BC Craft Beer Month. Kim writes the Beers, Beaches & Breweries column for What's Brewing.


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A Look in the Tank with Jim Ure of Interior Stainless

By Kim Lawton
  • May 1, 2019
Based in Summerland, Interior Stainless sells custom-made stainless steel fermenting vessels and brite tanks to brewpubs and microbreweries around North America. Owner/Operator Jim Ure has been contributing to the growing beer industry for almost 30 years as a custom tank maker.
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Spring In The Okanagan!

By Kim Lawton
  • March 21, 2019
I love the early spring. It’s a great time of year to throw open the patio doors, soak up the sunshine, and get out and play on the trails. There is a sense of excitement and renewal in the air as we prepare for the spring and summer tourism season.
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Penticton: Craft Beer Town

By Kim Lawton
  • December 13, 2018
When the Okanagan comes to mind, many people think of sun-drenched vineyards, warm sandy beaches, and farm-fresh produce. What more and more people are learning is that in the heart of the region lies Penticton, one of BC’s best craft beer towns.
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Blue Skies In The Okanagan

By Kim Lawton
  • June 6, 2018

Above picture: Team members from the five Penticton breweries celebrate their successful Penticton Ale Trail tap takeover earlier this spring at St. Augustine's in Vancouver. Each brewery brought 5 kegs,…

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Beers, Beaches & Breweries: Winter in the Okanagan

By Kim Lawton
  • December 4, 2017
Winter came early this year in the Okanagan. As I write this, it’s cold and the snow is falling. There is lots of snow up in the mountains and our local ski hills will soon be filled with people strapping on skis, snowboards and snowshoes. As the snow falls, breweries are getting ready to launch their big, rich winter ales, perfect for the cold days ahead.
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Hops Spotlight: Square One Hop Growers

By Kim Lawton
  • September 20, 2017
Kari and Brent bought their land in November 2014. They first considered planting either grapes or apples, but felt the land was better suited to growing hops. Kari explained, “we love craft beer, and we decided to start where beer begins and plant hops.” Square One Hop Growers was born shortly thereafter.
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Beers, Beaches & Breweries

By Kim Lawton
  • September 13, 2017

CAMRA SO at Square One Hop Farms - Photo Credit: Kim Lawton Okanagan Summer Update It was an interesting summer in the Okanagan. First we had floods, then fires, then smoke.…

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