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By John Bowden The booming craft beer scene in BC’s Kootenays is about to be thrust in the spotlight. And the rewards for filmmakers and beer drinkers are oh so tasty. The new Craft Brews of the Columbia Basin Film Competition will profile a dozen local breweries in the East and West... Read More
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Words by Gina Bégin and photos courtesy of the Hume Hotel & Spa in Nelson, BC. This article was originally published on kootenayrockies.com. With 120 years under its belt, Nelson’s Hume Hotel and Spa has a number of decades to authentically pull from when seeking a party theme... Read More
The three owners of Angry Han Brewing Co proudly standing in front of their soon to be brewery.
The three owners of Angry Han Brewing Co proudly standing in front of their soon to be brewery.
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Angry Hen Brewing Company Coming Soon to Kaslo BC Get ready to add this new Kaslo gem to your list of hot spots to cool down and quench your thirst. Angry Hen Brewing Company is working hard to open its doors this August, and will display a selection of twelve drafts made in-house by... Read More
A flight of beer form Torchlight Nelson.
A flight of beer form Torchlight Nelson.
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By John Bowden Winter’s frosty darkness is upon us. Plummeting temperatures and falling snow can only mean one thing. Stout season has arrived. Rich, dark, and warming, nothing quite says winter like a cascading pint of freshly brewed liquid courage. Fortunately for beer lovers, Nelson’s... Read More
baking in the region
baking in the region
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By John Bowden Wake and bake, the flavours of Nelson and Kootenay Lake are calling. Careful though, you might just get hooked on the selection of hand-crafted varieties. That sweet aroma is tough to resist.  Yes, this place is a haven for artisan bakeries and fresh breads. ... Read More
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“Burger Week” is actually “Burger Month” if you talk to the chefs in Nelson and area. The annual event has expanded from one week, and runs from November 1st – 22nd at 19 local restaurants this year. The month begins with arduous burger testing and sampling by the chef and staff, until... Read More
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Shambhala Music Festival Team Launches New Café By John Bowden Canada’s café capital has a new player. Farm Fresh Café, an extension of the up and coming Savoy Hotel in Nelson BC, opened its doors in late October. The team behind the world-renowned Shambhala Music Festival has scored... Read More
Cinnamon bun
Cinnamon bun
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Photos and Story by: John Bowden of Bikes, Brews and Beyond First things first. The Bun Run isn’t a “run”. And it won’t make your “buns” any smaller. But it might just be the perfect combination of cycling and cinnamon rolls in Canada. Just make sure to rise and shine. What I’m about... Read More
Shambhala - farm
Shambhala - farm
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Farm-to-Table Food in Nelson - The Time Has Come For Grant de Montreuil, his latest project at the Savoy is a homecoming. The chef, who has made a name for himself in Vancouver, the Okanogan and most recently in Kelowna, has wanted a reason to come back to Nelson for years. The time has come... Read More
NBC Brewery
NBC Brewery
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Nelson is one of the few towns in British Columbia with a 100% certified organic brewery. Becoming completely certified organic is a long and expensive process, but one that the team at Nelson felt was completely worthwhile because they "felt it was a natural progression from our traditional,... Read More

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