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A Year Like No Other for Whitetooth Brewing

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For BC's breweries, 2020 has been a year like no other. But most haven't ridden the roller coaster like Whitetooth Brewing. Surviving the pandemic was the primary focus during Spring 2020. Half a year later, Golden BC’s craft brewery became the most golden of them all, winning three gold medals and five total at the 2020 Canadian Brewing Awards. Let’s hear what 2020 been like directly from brewery founder Kent Donaldson. 
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COVID Comebacks: Andrés Amaya & Andina Brewing

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In our Fall magazine, Whats Brewing reaches out to BC breweries for an insider view of their 2020 survival experiences. Today, we feature the brightest brewery on the block: Yeast Van’s Andina Brewing and founder Andrés Amaya.
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Tasting Panel In Session: Five Quarantine-Approved BC Session Beers

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Low- and no-alcohol drinks may have found their ideal moment in 2020 with the advent of isolation and its related tendency to overconsume at home. In that spirit, our Tasting Panel is set to assuage the guilt of pandemic drinking with these five “sessionable” moderate ABV beers, perfect for self-imposed cocooning.
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BC’S CRAFT BEER MAGAZINE RELEASES FALL ISSUE

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Vol. 30 No. 3 Fall 2020 is our Coping With COVID issue, and it's all about pulling people together in a time of distancing. We assemble a virtual group chat featuring industry insiders, and another with craft beer superfans. We learn to drink smart in isolation by cutting back on booze, not beer. And we explore the BC Interior to make sure it's safe for your beer staycation.
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BC Beer History: 2010s Events Break Through To The Crowd

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Events make up an important pillar of the craft beer movement. As part of our Summer 2020 Special Issue, we present a few words from people like Leah Heneghan, Rick Green, Amanda Barry-Butchart and Lundy Dale who helped establish some of BC's most important event traditions between 2010-2011.
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Coping With COVID in Kelowna: BNA Brewing

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Kelowna is in the news this week, and not in a good way. But for every story about poor pandemic choices, there are others trying to get the message out to be responsible. Have you heard of restaurant and tasting room customers asking staff to remove their masks? BNA Brewing Co.'s Marketing Director Jill Jarrett shares some compelling, candid insights into the need for self-control on the part of the very clientele that BNA depends on for survival.
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Beyond The Pale: A West Coast Pale Ale Roundup

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PRESENTED BY JAK'S LIQUOR STORES: Pale Ale is a style that BC beer drinkers adopted in the 1990s, but today’s Northwest-style Pales have considerably more flavour. Find out who took home our blue ribbon this issue, and prepare to start craving the clean and crisp flavours of a West Coast Pale Ale.
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The Class Of ’94: A Brave New Wave in BC Brewing

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** This past week, Donald Trump had his Mount Rushmore moment; now we're having ours. ** In this installment of our Class of '94 series, we introduce you to more legendary brewers from BC’s 1990s scene. As a quartet, the four pictured above make up a mini Rushmore that Trump would never appreciate.
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Big Bad John: The Story of John Rowling and CAMRA Victoria

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As part of What’s Brewing magazine’s 30th Anniversary celebrations, we’re proud to pay tribute to some of BC’s beer advocacy pioneers. In case you haven't met today's special honouree: he is one of the most respected names amongst long-time members of the BC beer community. He helped found much of what constitutes craft beer culture in BC today, and he's a true gentleman. In words and pictures, let us introduce you to John Rowling.
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