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Welton Brings British Beer Back To BC

By Adam Chatburn
  • September 24, 2020
A few months back, What’s Brewing reported that Kelowna’s Boundary Brewing had closed. It was a sad day, but a second act was about to begin, as Welton Brewery poured their first newly-brewed beers in their tasting room last month. Let's have a word with the proprietor, Simon Welton.
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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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BC’S CRAFT BEER MAGAZINE RELEASES FALL ISSUE

By What's Brewing
  • September 3, 2020
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

By What's Brewing
  • August 26, 2020
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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Kelowna’s Emerging Beer (and Cider) Districts, Part II

By Beer Seekers
  • August 18, 2020
In Part I of this beer travel guide, we completed our walking tour of inner Kelowna. In Part II of this story, we take you on a Northeast Kelowna road trip, learn about the Lakeshore beer tour, and find beer and cider on both the West and 'Yeast' banks of Okanagan Lake.
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Legends of DIX Pt II: When Hops Popped Up In Vancouver

By Warren Boyer
  • August 10, 2020
In 2005, Tony Dewald (now of Trading Post Brewing) was the brewer at DIX BBQ & Brewery, and Warren Boyer was President of the fledgling beer enthusiasts' group, CAMRA Vancouver. Tony decided to have a homebrew contest specifically for IPA. Warren entered two beers into the contest. Here's what made the memorable winning beer so representative of the Pacific Northwest.
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Legends of DIX Pt I: Birth of CAMRA Vancouver

By J. Random
  • August 6, 2020
30 years ago, the craft beer enthusiast movement found fertile ground on Vancouver Island when both CAMRA Victoria and What's Brewing were established. Thirteen years later, CAMRA would establish its first permanent beachhead on the BC mainland. WB contributor J. Random provides a look back at CAMRA Vancouver's early days at the legendary DIX BBQ & Brewery, and the eventual loss marked by Four Beers & A Funeral.
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Beyond The Pale: A West Coast Pale Ale Roundup

By What's Brewing
  • July 21, 2020
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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Tapping the West review: Alberta gets its own beer book

By Ted Child
  • July 14, 2020
No doubt all of us stuck at home in 2020 are dreaming about our next major road trip. Beer tourism is essential travel, isn’t it? Good news: this great little book will get snobby West Coast beer drinkers ready to dream about a trip to (gasp!) Alberta to taste craft beer.
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