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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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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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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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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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A Brief History of Northern BC Brewing

By Adam Arthur
  • August 13, 2020
It took most of the 30 years since What’s Brewing was first billed as “The Magazine of the Campaign For Real Ale British Columbia” for craft brewing to take off in Prince George and Northern BC as a whole.
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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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The Class of ’94: Sailor Hagar’s Heyday

By Gary Lohin
  • June 25, 2020
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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