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A Tale Of Two Cideries

By Jeff Nairn
  • May 22, 2019
Regardless of where a cidery in BC sits on the production spectrum, their product is lumped in with the Refreshment (RTD) category. All cider products—foreign or domestic, mass-produced cider-flavoured cocktails or locally produced, truly 100% BC products— are classified this way. They’re all lumped in with alcoholic sodas, Caesar cocktails, and wine spritzers.
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A Look in the Tank with Jim Ure of Interior Stainless

By Kim Lawton
  • May 1, 2019
Based in Summerland, Interior Stainless sells custom-made stainless steel fermenting vessels and brite tanks to brewpubs and microbreweries around North America. Owner/Operator Jim Ure has been contributing to the growing beer industry for almost 30 years as a custom tank maker.
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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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