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Kelowna’s Longest-Serving Craft Brewery Is Reborn

By What's Brewing
In the Fall issue of What's Brewing magazine, we told you that Freddy’s Brewpub of Kelowna had closed for remodelling during 2020. It turned out to be a good use of time during the onset of the pandemic, and now Freddy's is back and ready to roll. Check out the impressive list of changes made to Kelowna's original brewpub.
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Freddy’s Brewpub

By What's Brewing

Travel down Highway 97 from downtown Kelowna and you'll arrive at Freddy’s Brewpub, the city's longest-running brewery. The brewpub adjoins the McCurdy Bowling Centre, a well-loved Kelowna family fun experience…

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Kelowna’s Emerging Beer (and Cider) Districts, Part II

By Beer Seekers
In Part I of this beer travel guide, we completed our walking tour of inner Kelowna. In Part II of this story, we take you on a Northeast Kelowna road trip, learn about the Lakeshore beer tour, and find beer and cider on both the West and 'Yeast' banks of Okanagan Lake.
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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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Cultivating BC’s Taste for Craft Cider

By Dave Smith
When it comes to the cider scene in BC, those who operate fruit orchards tend to stick together. Based primarily in the province’s pastoral belts, these small operators make cider, at least in part, from their own fruit. Founded in 2016, the BC Farm Crafted Cider Association acts as a voice for these land-based cider producers.
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Lost And Found…and Lost Again

By Jeff Nairn
From our Spring 2020 magazine, aka The Cider Issue: Windfall Cider's Jeff Nairn describes the legendary career of a former cider apple grower: Jim Rahe of Langley’s Annie’s Orchard.
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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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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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