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What’s Brewing Spring 2020

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Spring 2020 is The Cider Issue. Its 48 pages include a 24-page section devoted to craft cider—without doubt the most ever said about BC cider in one magazine, including:

  • Merridale Cider: A Story of Apples and Passion. BC’s oldest cidery is still blazing a trail in the industry.
    We tour the orchard and learn about their upcoming Victoria Distillery & Brewhouse. | Page 14
  • Cider vs. Cider II: the What’s Brewing Tasting Panel sips a stunning sextet of selected ciders.
    Presented by JAK’S Liquor Stores. | Page 22
  • The Death of CAMRA Vancouver? Adam Chatburn shares thoughts relating to the biggest branch of BC’s pre-eminent beer enthusiasts’ organization. CAMRA BC’s active branches respond. | Page 9


  • Kristen Needham of Sea Cider: The Owner, Founder & Cider Maker tells her story in our Women Of Cider feature. | Page 31
  • Cultivating BC’s Taste for Craft Cider: We learn about the BC Farm Crafted Cider Association and their Cider Way initiative. | Page 27
  • BC Cider Week & BC Cider Fest: Big changes come to BC’s hallmark annual celebration of all things cider. | Page 13
  • A Brief, Opinionated, History of Cider: J. Random takes us on a journey of cider through the ages, in his inimitable style. | Page 29
  • Lost and Found…and Lost Again: Jeff Nairn profiles a landmark Fraser Valley orchard operator in his column, An In-Cider’s View. | Page 33

And these regular columns and reports:

  • Homebrew Happenin’s: The Next Ten Years In Homebrewing.
    Plus a bonus recipe: Super Cider Me. Try your hand at making cider!
  • Out & About: Tapping Into The 2020s
  • Beers, Beaches & Breweries: Craft Beer Capital To Host 25th Annual Beer Fest
  • Northern Notes: Celebrating the Culture of Craft
  • Books In Review: Drink Beer, Think Beer
  • Hopline Calendar: Ed Kaye’s top Spring event picks
Tell your friends! Then open a brew, kick back and read about craft beer. Check it out!

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