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Brews in the News

Lots going on around the province this week, including a couple of stories that made the mainstream news. Check out the television coverage of the challenges recently facing Riot Brewing and Burnaby Brewing Co. Also don’t forget to scroll down to check out our profiles of Three Ranges Brewing and Torchlight Brewing’s Kerilyn Faulkner, plus an original story by Brian K. Smith. But first, a few announcements.

Decision Desk: Weathered Fest to Sell Out

The What’s Brewing Decision Desk calls it: the first inaugural Weathered festival is a sell-out. There are currently seven (7) tickets (or less) left for this Saturday’s evening session. We should be safe with this prediction. If you want to get one of those last tickets, go here now. Get tickets →

Also: this is your last week to get Early Bird tickets for Okanagan Fest of Ale.  $21 for single day and $35 for a weekend pass. Fest Of Ale Tickets →

Register for BC Beer Wars

If you’re in the craft industry: it’s the last week to get on board and participate in Beer Wars 2019. The first session takes place this Sunday. Support this fundraiser by signing up here →

And as our events expert Mr. Ed Kaye notes, you can also attend as a spectator to enjoy the $5 beers. More from Ed below.

Burnaby U-Brew’s licensing beef featured on Global TV

Business isn’t looking good at a Burnaby-based U-brew, where customers can pitch in to make their own beer. According to Burnaby Brewing Company owner Jesse Shepherd, it’s because he’s not allowed to give out samples. He’s got a point. View story →

Next Week: stay tuned to WB for an editorial about the situation U-Brews in BC are facing.

Riot Brewing’s Sour Outage makes TV news

It was a great example of community outreach and honesty-based marketing by Riot Brewing Co. The big pre-holiday hydro outage hammered the Cowichan area hard, shutting down Riot’s facility mid-brew. But in the end it worked out due to a bit of quick thinking and some lactobacillus. View story →

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