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Spring In The Okanagan!

By Kim Lawton
  • March 21, 2019
I love the early spring. It’s a great time of year to throw open the patio doors, soak up the sunshine, and get out and play on the trails. There is a sense of excitement and renewal in the air as we prepare for the spring and summer tourism season.
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Blue Skies In The Okanagan

By Kim Lawton
  • June 6, 2018

Above picture: Team members from the five Penticton breweries celebrate their successful Penticton Ale Trail tap takeover earlier this spring at St. Augustine's in Vancouver. Each brewery brought 5 kegs,…

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Beers, Beaches & Breweries: Winter in the Okanagan

By Kim Lawton
  • December 4, 2017
Winter came early this year in the Okanagan. As I write this, it’s cold and the snow is falling. There is lots of snow up in the mountains and our local ski hills will soon be filled with people strapping on skis, snowboards and snowshoes. As the snow falls, breweries are getting ready to launch their big, rich winter ales, perfect for the cold days ahead.
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Beers, Beaches & Breweries

By Kim Lawton
  • September 13, 2017

CAMRA SO at Square One Hop Farms - Photo Credit: Kim Lawton Okanagan Summer Update It was an interesting summer in the Okanagan. First we had floods, then fires, then smoke.…

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Heroes Of Beer

By What's Brewing
  • April 6, 2017
In celebration of our BC Craft Beer Community, we invited some of the many public-minded BC brewing industry folks we have the pleasure to know, to tell us more about their relationship with their local community, and within the brewing community. Their responses were voluminous and passionate. We've excerpted them here. We welcome yours too.
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Beers, Beaches & Breweries: Ten Hoppy Years

By Kim Lawton
  • March 1, 2017
As I write this column, I am days away from celebrating 10 years of being a part of this wonderful craft beer community. In my 10 years in the BC Craft Beer industry, I’m sure there were difficult times. But as I reflect through my beer-coloured glasses, I only have the hoppiest of memories.
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