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2020 IN REVIEW: LIVING WITHIN A SOCIAL BUBBLE

By Navin Autar
What can I say about 2020 that we don't already know? British Columbia confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in late January. Since then, the pandemic has evolved into an unprecedented healthcare crisis across our province and the world. Hopefully, one day, we will not have the wariness lurking in our minds and we will be able to socialize again freely.
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#BCBeerCon Goes Virtual: Q&A With Ken Beattie

By What's Brewing
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.
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Looking into the Future of BC Craft Beer

By J. Random
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?
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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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