Copper Brewing is opening a 110 seat capacity microbrewery on Kirschner Road, one of 5 new brewers to come. Photo: Cory Ransom. @coryransom
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Kelowna Hop City! These Are All the New Craft Breweries You'll Be Drinking at in 2019

Copper Brewing is opening on Kirschner Road, one of five new brewers to come

Just a couple of years ago, when only a few craft brewers were on the scene, Chris Stirling, the former GM of one of them, Tree Brewing, was interviewed by local media about the industry here. “If anybody says they could see where the craft beer industry is today they’re lying to you. It has changed so fast and so dramatically in the last two, three, five years, that I don’t think anybody saw this coming,” Stirling said at the


Kelowna's Latest Brewery, Vice & Virtue is Smokin'! Food, Beer and Vibes

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It’s no secret that the Kelowna craft brewery scene is intensifying in scope and creativity, however, what is new is the coming of age of its bar and bites scene. Long a town where coffee shops (gotta love ’em, but enough already) and bland chains dominate the top downtown real estate, new go-getters are now finding their own cool new areas to rival them (the industrial north end, or downtown’s quaint courtyards and back alleys*), creating drinks that far surpass them (expect perhaps the bananas beer selection at Craft), and now it’s safe to say, way better and