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BC BEER TOURING IN A TIME OF CHANGE

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!
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Shirley Warne’s Legendary Life In Brewing

By Lundy Dale
Shirley Warne is a true BC brewing legend, with a career working at and consulting for breweries across Canada. It’s amazing how many brewers of today she trained and supported before she made a home at Angry Hen Brewing in Kaslo, BC.
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A Brief, Opinionated, History Of Cider

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.
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JAK’s Beer Wine Spirits

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.
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Wards Cider

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.
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Tasting Winter In Penticton

By Kim Lawton
Penticton is quickly proving to be one of BC’s best craft beer towns, with six (soon to be 7) craft breweries. Excitement is percolating for the 25th annual Okanagan Fest of Ale on April 17th and 18th. Early bird tickets are on sale until January 15!
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