Fall 2020

Bramling Cross: How Canada Gave Britain this Special Hop
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Bramling Cross: How Canada Gave Britain this Special Hop

For me in 2020, staying home and stewing has meant staying home and brewing. I brew classic British styles because the mild, bitter, and old ales I crave are rarely produced by BC brewers.

It turns out that during my early days of homebrewing in the UK, my two favourite hops had Canadian origins.

Kelowna’s Longest-Serving Craft Brewery Is Reborn
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Kelowna’s Longest-Serving Craft Brewery Is Reborn

In the Fall issue of What’s Brewing magazine, we told you that Freddy’s Brewpub of Kelowna had closed for remodelling during 2020. It turned out to be a good use of time during the onset of the pandemic, and now Freddy’s is back and ready to roll. Check out the impressive list of changes made to Kelowna’s original brewpub.

AFTER TEN YEARS: STILL HERE FOR THE BEER
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AFTER TEN YEARS: STILL HERE FOR THE BEER

Our two-part Fall 2020 cover story, featuring Just Here For The Beer Radio, is a tale of bold adventure. But it’s not just about a business. It’s about pursuing a dream, even in the face of tragic loss.

Here’s how Rick Mohabir met Colin Jack, and how the duo joined forces with veteran broadcaster Joe Leary to create Canada’s original and longest-running all-beer talk show.

Tasting Panel In Session: Five Quarantine-Approved BC Session Beers
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Tasting Panel In Session: Five Quarantine-Approved BC Session Beers

Low- and no-alcohol drinks may have found their ideal moment in 2020 with the advent of isolation and its related tendency to overconsume at home. In that spirit, our Tasting Panel is set to assuage the guilt of pandemic drinking with these five “sessionable” moderate ABV beers, perfect for self-imposed cocooning.

Welton Brings British Beer Back To BC
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Welton Brings British Beer Back To BC

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.

That's All There Was!

That's All There Was!