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Getting Reel in Kelowna with Susi Foerg

By Lundy Dale
  • September 22, 2020
From the first time I read about Susi Foerg back in 2017, I was I intrigued! The owner and operator of the now one-year old Rustic Reel Brewing Co. seemed different, as did her approach to opening a brewery. It was a woman’s approach.
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BREWING UP NEW MEMORIES IN THE EAST KOOTENAYS

By Kim Lawton
  • September 17, 2020
As soon as Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the restart of travel, my husband and I started planning an adventure in BC’s beautiful backyard, the East Kootenays. On this trip, we had the opportunity to visit three local breweries: Rumpus Beer Company and Mt. Begbie Brewing Co., Brewing in Revelstoke, and recent #CBAC2020 triple gold medal winner Whitetooth Brewing Company in Golden.
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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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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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Kelowna’s Emerging Beer Districts, Part I

By Beer Seekers
  • August 13, 2020
With five breweries within essentially a one-block radius, Kelowna’s North End is the new BC brewery cluster to rival Port Moody Brewer’s Row. Then, with 15 breweries and counting in city limits, Kelowna has as many breweries as Yeast Van. If you’re on the fence about a BC beer staycation in the Okanagan, start packing.
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Coping With COVID in Kelowna: BNA Brewing

By What's Brewing
  • July 23, 2020
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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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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BC College to Debut Brewing Education Program This Fall

By Adam Chatburn
  • May 11, 2020
For the past three years, I’ve been fortunate to be a Craft Beer and Brewing Essentials instructor at Simon Fraser University. Last year, I was approached by North Island College in Comox to help build a new Craft Brewing and Malting program from scratch. The online courses start this September, three evenings per week (with the hands-on course moved to 2021). This means that anyone could take this year’s courses, not just local Islanders.
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