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BC BEER TOURING IN A TIME OF CHANGE

By Brian K. Smith
  • September 15, 2020
I had always believed that BC would one day be the beer mecca of North America. We seemed so close, then COVID-19 struck. So I ventured out to talk to brewers, managers, and owners about their experience during this pandemic. Would it destroy us or make us stronger? My quest was to find out and, of course, drink some fresh craft beer along the way!
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Delivering The Goods in Quarantine

By Jeff Nairn
  • September 10, 2020
It’s amazing to think through the last six months – yes, March was six months ago. The 24-hour news cycle changed as lockdown after lockdown was announced, then it was hourly, and scary.
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After Five Years, Superflux Gets Real

By Dave Smith
  • August 27, 2020
When it comes to the topic of opening breweries: there’s something to be said for living with your parents until you’ve saved up enough to buy your own place. Recently, an already-packed #YeastVan welcomed new member Superflux Beer. Co-Founder Adam Henderson discusses the transition from 'client brewery' to running a physical brewery.
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A Brief History of Northern BC Brewing

By Adam Arthur
  • August 13, 2020
It took most of the 30 years since What’s Brewing was first billed as “The Magazine of the Campaign For Real Ale British Columbia” for craft brewing to take off in Prince George and Northern BC as a whole.
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Shirley Warne’s Legendary Life In Brewing

By Lundy Dale
  • July 15, 2020
Shirley Warne is a true BC brewing legend, with a career working at and consulting for breweries across Canada. It’s amazing how many brewers of today she trained and supported before she made a home at Angry Hen Brewing in Kaslo, BC.
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Thanks, Labatt: When Canadian Big Beer Shot Itself in the Foot

By Dave Smith
  • May 21, 2020
Big Beer in Canada had it good when I was a kid, and I didn't know any better than to drink their stuff. But thanks to a recent conversation with a Vancouver brewery chief, I can now pinpoint the moment that a giant brewer set me on the path to craft beer evangelism...by selling me the first beer I really enjoyed.
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A Parting Toast, as Kelowna’s Boundary Brewing makes way for Welton Brewery

By Adam Chatburn
  • May 1, 2020
April 30th 2020 marked the last day of Kelowna’s Boundary Brewing after 3 years in business in its current location. Here's a parting Au Revoir to Boundary Brewing, and a hearty welcome with best wishes for Welton Brewing. Featuring a word from Boundary Brewing owner Oliver Gläser. Also featuring his impressive, articulate Dec 2017 telephone interview about the Antifa harrassment crisis. If you haven't met Oliver yet, this candid, passionate, yet impressively articulate discussion is a great way to get to know type of strong-willed person he is.
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JAK’s Beer Wine Spirits

By Navin Autar
  • April 5, 2020
At JAK’s, we want everyone to feel like a part of the family with outstanding customer service, unique product selection, and a community-first experience.
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SELF-SERVING IT, RIGHT?

By J. Random
  • February 11, 2020
Self-serve craft beer bars, as seen in the USA, are great for those of us not endowed with patience to wait for a server to come by our table. But self-service of liquor is not permitted in British Columbia, so don’t look for self-serve beer walls in this province any decade soon.
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THE DEATH OF CASKS…and my part in their downfall

By Adam Chatburn
  • January 29, 2020
In 2013, I became president of the Vancouver branch of the Campaign For Real Ale BC (CAMRA BC), with a mandate of modernization, greater consumer advocacy, and membership growth. I also had a private agenda: to advance “real ale” in BC by curating cask festivals, promoting cask nights, and supporting establishments with a cask focus.
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