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#BCBeerCon Goes Virtual: Q&A With Ken Beattie
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#BCBeerCon Goes Virtual: Q&A With Ken Beattie

The BC Craft Brewers Guild is set to present their fourth annual BC Craft Brewers Conference in early February 2021 in virtual format. Tickets are on sale now.

To find out more about how the conference will work, we had a word with the Guild’s Executive Director, Ken Beattie.

Just Desserts: Six Rich, Dark Beers for Winter
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Just Desserts: Six Rich, Dark Beers for Winter

Every three months, What’s Brewing gets together with JAK’S Beer Wine Spirits to create a new installment of our Tasting Panel series. This episode, for the first time ever, we reviewed six winter-ready rich, dark dessert beers!

Also check out our live Virtual Tasting Panel as they Zoom in on our six-pack of beers in a new @PacificBeerChat podcast episode.

BC Craft Beer Magazine Releases Winter Issue
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BC Craft Beer Magazine Releases Winter Issue

Vol. 30 No. 4 Winter 2020 is the Virtual Beerality issue of What’s Brewing magazine. In it, contributors and industry panelists explore the present and immediate future of BC craft beer as breweries deal with COVID-related societal change, virtual events, a shift away from the community hub, and surviving what might be the hardest winter the hospitality industry will see in generations.

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.

A Year Like No Other for Whitetooth Brewing
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A Year Like No Other for Whitetooth Brewing

For BC’s breweries, 2020 has been a year like no other. But most haven’t ridden the roller coaster like Whitetooth Brewing.

Surviving the pandemic was the primary focus during Spring 2020. Half a year later, Golden BC’s craft brewery became the most golden of them all, winning three gold medals and five total at the 2020 Canadian Brewing Awards.

Let’s hear what 2020 been like directly from brewery founder Kent Donaldson. 

That's All There Was!

That's All There Was!