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What’s Brewing Winter 2020 Released

Hello BC Craft Beer Fan,

Spread the word. The latest issue of our quarterly magazine is online!

Winter 2020 is our "Virtual Beerality" issue. Our contributors and industry panelists explore the present and immediate future of BC craft beer as breweries deal with COVID-related societal change, virtual events, a shift away from the community hub, and surviving what might be the hardest winter the hospitality industry will see in generations.

Plus: our Tasting Panel reviews wintery 'Dessert Beers', we profile Wildeye Brewing, West Kootenay breweries, Island beer touring and more.

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What's In This Issue?

Volume 30 Issue 4 is our Virtual Beerality issue. Its 40 pages contain 17 stories and features, including:

Virtual Beerality: with our Industry Panel

Winter 2020 focuses on VIRTUAL BEERALITY, a theme that explores the present and immediate future of BC craft beer, and the endurance of craft culture in a world with reduced contact. Our industry panelists explore the present and immediate future of BC craft beer.  | Page 06

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The Future of Craft Beer

Our longtime contributors provide twin essays reviewing the impact of 2020 on BC Craft Beer, and speculating what is coming down the pipe. With the kind of statistics you won't get elsewhere.  | Page 10

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Just Desserts: with the What's Brewing Tasting Panel

With the onset of winter, it's a great time to look for darker, heavier beers with slightly above-average ABVs. JAK's Liquor Stores presents a six-pack of BC beers that'll satisfy your sweet tooth without making it do all that inconvenient chewing. | Page 16

A presentation of this episode featuring our Live Panel will debut on one of BC's top beer podcasts, Pacific Beer Chat. Check it out December 14th.
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Here's the full list of original stories and features:


  • p.6 Virtual Beerality: Our industry panel
  • p.10 Ullage & Spillage: The Future of Craft Beer In BC
  • p.11 Business Of Beer: Measuring the Impact of 2020
  • p.12 Vancity Craft Bros.: Living Within A Social Bubble
  • p.15 Virtual Conferencing: Major Beer Events Go Online
  • p.37 The State Of Events in 2020: Events Panel
  • p.22 Women Of Beer: Samantha Lindeman of Wildeye Brewing
  • p.28 Living Here: West Kootenay Brewers Craft for Community


  • p.24 Have Camera Will Travel: Breweries of the Far West
  • p.27 Northern Notes: Northern Craft in Changing Times
  • p.31 Beers, Beaches & Breweries: Winter in the Okanagan


  • p.16 What’s Brewing Tasting Panel: Dessert Beers
  • p.32 A View From The Cellar: Cream (Ale) of the Crop
  • p.33 Homebrew Happenin’s: Uorren’s Imperial Stout
  • p.33 Brew Club Corner: BC Homebrew Club Listing
  • p.38 Books In Review: A Natural History of Beer
Tell your friends! Then open a brew, kick back and read about BC craft beer. 

- The What's Brewing Crew
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