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Canadian Brewing Awards Goes Online

By Dave Smith

This Saturday's event to be the first virtual awards ceremony in CBAC's 18 year history Every year, Canadian brewing industry folks gather for the Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference (CBAC), presented by…

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Delivering The Goods in Quarantine

By Jeff Nairn
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
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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After Five Years, Superflux Gets Real

By Dave Smith
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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Coping With COVID in Kelowna: BNA Brewing

By What's Brewing
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
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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The Class Of ’94: A Brave New Wave in BC Brewing

By What's Brewing
** 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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Iain Hill: From Shaftebury To Yaletown

By Iain Hill
As part of our 30th Anniversary, What's Brewing spotlights some of BC's beer pioneers. In The Class Of '94 series, we introduce you to some key BC brewmasters who started up a celebrated brewery in the year 1994. Iain Hill shares a hilarious memory from working at East Van's very first craft brewery. Right after that, he helped open Vancouver's first brewpub and began pushing the boundaries of BC brewing.
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The Class of ’94: Sailor Hagar’s Heyday

By Gary Lohin
As part of our 30th Anniversary, What's Brewing spotlights some of BC's beer pioneers. In The Class Of '94 series, we introduce you to some key BC brewmasters who started up a celebrated brewery in the year 1994 and began to push the boundaries of BC brewing. As head brewer at Central City Brewers & Distillers, Gary Lohin has had a distinguished career in beer. But he first had the chance to run his own show at Metro Vancouver’s first brewpub: Sailor Hagar’s.
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What Was Brewin’ in the ’80s

By Gerry Hieter
As part of What’s Brewing magazine’s 30th Anniversary celebrations, we’re proud to feature some of BC’s beer advocacy pioneers. Today, we present a retrospective by Gerry Hieter, the long-time former Chairperson of Great Canadian Beer Festival. Find out how BC's craft beer scene developed from Sir Gerry!
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