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Northern BC Community, Collaboration And Craft

By Adam Arthur
It has been quite the unusual year in Northern BC. Normally there would be craft beer festivals taking place. To counteract the COVID-19 blues, people are finding new ways to engage in the spirit of community, collaboration and craft.
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STAYING SAFE AND KEEPING BREW SHOPS BUSY

By Warren Boyer
COVID-19 has affected all of us in some way or another. If you have found yourself with time on your hands, have been thinking about ways to be as self-sufficient as possible, or need a distraction from all of the craziness in the world right now, I strongly suggest trying homebrewing. It is fun, educational, and rewarding.
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COVID Comebacks: Mighty Peace Brewing

By What's Brewing
In our Fall issue, What’s Brewing talked to BC breweries about their 2020 experiences. Here's the full conversation with Fort St. John’s Mighty Peace Brewing Co. Let’s hear about how 2020 has gone from Sales Manager Megan Durno.
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A Year Like No Other for Whitetooth Brewing

By What's 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. 
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COVID Comebacks: Andrés Amaya & Andina Brewing

By What's Brewing
In our Fall magazine, Whats Brewing reaches out to BC breweries for an insider view of their 2020 survival experiences. Today, we feature the brightest brewery on the block: Yeast Van’s Andina Brewing and founder Andrés Amaya.
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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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Kelowna’s Emerging Beer Districts, Part I

By Beer Seekers
With five breweries within essentially a one-block radius, Kelowna’s North End is the new BC brewery cluster to rival Port Moody Brewer’s Row. Then, with 15 breweries and counting in city limits, Kelowna has as many breweries as Yeast Van. If you’re on the fence about a BC beer staycation in the Okanagan, start packing.
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Coping With COVID in Kelowna: BNA Brewing

By What's Brewing
Kelowna is in the news this week, and not in a good way. But for every story about poor pandemic choices, there are others trying to get the message out to be responsible. Have you heard of restaurant and tasting room customers asking staff to remove their masks? BNA Brewing Co.'s Marketing Director Jill Jarrett shares some compelling, candid insights into the need for self-control on the part of the very clientele that BNA depends on for survival.
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