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Dine Around and Stay in Town 2021

If you live in Victoria, Dine Around and Stay in Town 2021 is an excellent excuse to support some of the city’s best restaurants. This year’s event will run from January 14 through February 7. With over 50 of Victoria’s restaurants offering $20, $30, $40, or $50 set three-course menus, Dine Around and Stay in … Continued

Exploring the Kootenays’ Most Thought-Provoking Beer Names

You know what they say… behind every great beer name, there’s an even greater story. Once upon a pre-COVID time, I embarked on a road trip across the Kootenays. Dipping into breweries for crisp salvation, I came across a number of brow-furrowing, curiosity-sparking Kootenay beer names. Intrigued to discover the secrets and stories that lurk … Continued

2020: A Year for Beer Like No Other

Yes, 2020 has been a horrible year in a lot of ways, but we have also demonstrated amazing resilience, generosity and kindness throughout.  I’ve been thinking long and hard about how to approach this end-of-year blog without simply using the clichés about 2020. It’s too easy to label December 31 as the end of the … Continued

How A Canning Line Helped Hoyne Brewing Save Jobs

This is a story of resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. This story was originally published on the Hoyne Brewing WEBSITE. Cans have always been something that we considered, but we wanted to be able to do them right before we made the investment. Sean [Hoyne]’s view was that only the best machine that delivers the … Continued

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