About This Issue
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