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Two Generations of Brewing Part IV: Bad Tattoo

By Dave Smith
  • June 26, 2019
If you live and work in the South Okanagan business community, you might know the Agur family. Involved in highly successful hospitality and real estate enterprises and well respected for their business acumen, they were able to bring significant experience to the task of creating a craft brewery five years ago.
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A Tale Of Two Cideries

By Jeff Nairn
  • May 22, 2019
Regardless of where a cidery in BC sits on the production spectrum, their product is lumped in with the Refreshment (RTD) category. All cider products—foreign or domestic, mass-produced cider-flavoured cocktails or locally produced, truly 100% BC products— are classified this way. They’re all lumped in with alcoholic sodas, Caesar cocktails, and wine spritzers.
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Mid-Island Brewery Touring: A Cross-Section Of Paradise

By Brian K. Smith
  • April 18, 2019
When we think of paradise, we think of faraway destinations with exotic food, drink and landscapes. For a beer lover, this could be in the bars of Prague, the monastery breweries of Belgium, or the urban breweries along the banks of the Willamette River in Portland. Or, closer to home, the scenic spas and unique breweries of Vancouver Island.
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Becoming a BC Beer Warrior

By Malcolm Yates
  • April 3, 2019
Questions pinball through my brain, syncopated with the beat of my overstressed heart. It’s day three of BC Beer Wars training and I am struggling. I had thought the training would be hard but manageable. Hah.
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Brewing Brand Loyalty with Community

By Mike Ansley
  • March 28, 2019
There is no doubt the craft beer movement is sweeping the world. Industry statistics worldwide show the number of craft breweries increasing year over year. It’s exciting to watch, but is this growth sustainable?
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