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Did 2020 Impact BC Brewery Growth?

By Jeremiah Thunderfoot
Did COVID kill craft beer’s momentum? Is this wave of the craft beer revolution over? The returns are in: 2020 could have been a lot worse. With the opening of La Cerveceria Astilleros, BC avoids recording the first year since 2013 with fewer than 20 brewery openings. Find out how that fits into the big picture of the #BCCraftBeer revolution in this special look at 2020.
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#BCBeerCon Goes Virtual: Q&A With Ken Beattie

By What's Brewing
The BC Craft Brewers Guild is set to present their fourth annual BC Craft Brewers Conference in early February 2021 in virtual format. Tickets are on sale now. To find out more about how the conference will work, we had a word with the Guild's Executive Director, Ken Beattie.
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BC Craft Beer Magazine Releases Winter Issue

By What's Brewing
Vol. 30 No. 4 Winter 2020 is the Virtual Beerality issue of What's Brewing magazine. In it, contributors and industry panelists explore the present and immediate future of BC craft beer as breweries deal with COVID-related societal change, virtual events, a shift away from the community hub, and surviving what might be the hardest winter the hospitality industry will see in generations.
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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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