Canada’s craft beer industry pushes through the pandemic by tapping into community spirit

From National Post, by Laura Brehaut. Photo: Darrin Greene

Canada’s craft breweries helped create ‘a rural renaissance’ — now they’re facing significant challenges due to COVID-19

Overlooking the Salish Sea, up the hill from the pulp and paper mill, Townsite Brewing played no small part in revitalizing my hometown of Powell River, B.C. Two ferry rides from Vancouver at the northernmost end of the Sunshine Coast, it feels like a brewery at the edge of the world. Housed in a historic brick building, serving beers evoking cultural idiosyncrasies and local landmarks, it’s more than a watering hole — it’s a source of pride.

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