Longtime What's Brewing columnist J. Random tackles the theme of our Winter 2020 "Virtual Beerality" issue by looking into the future of craft brewing. Features a graph of BC brewery birth and death rate statistics. Were we already reaching peak beer?Issue: Winter 2020-21
By Brian K. Smith
I had always believed that BC would one day be the beer mecca of North America. We seemed so close, then COVID-19 struck. So I ventured out to talk to brewers, managers, and owners about their experience during this pandemic. Would it destroy us or make us stronger? My quest was to find out and, of course, drink some fresh craft beer along the way!Issue: Fall 2020
By J. Random
From our Spring 2020 magazine, aka The Cider Issue: Longtime columnist J. Random breaks down the history of cider from Europe to British Columbia. --- About the time our ancestors came down from the trees, they developed a taste—or at least tolerance—for the alcohol that naturally develops in rotting fruit. These evolving hunter-gatherers might have fermented a beverage from collected fruit well before agriculture.Issue: Spring 2020
By Navin Autar
At JAK’s, we want everyone to feel like a part of the family with outstanding customer service, unique product selection, and a community-first experience.
By Kim Lawton
The Okanagan Fest of Ale, one of BC’s longest running beer festivals, is celebrating 25 incredible years this year. The milestone anniversary Okanagan Fest of Ale is “Kickin’ it Old School”, taking things back to 1996 in what promises to be the biggest craft beer celebration the Okanagan has ever seen.Issue: Spring 2020
By Navin Autar
The Wards Cider store and tasting bar are a part of the View Winery which operates out of our vintage apple packing house that was built in 1922. Nestled among our sprawling apple orchards, Wards Packing House was once the central packing house for the South East Kelowna area and it is now one of the last of its kind in British Columbia. We are proud to continue the tradition of delivering premium wholesome goodness to our customers.