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Nelson Spotlighted in BC Ale Trail Blog

Nelson Craft Beer: My High School Haunt is Hoppier

Like a jewel on the West arm of Kootenay Lake, Nelson is known as the “Queen City” and for having “more restored heritage buildings per capita than anywhere else in the province”. That’s one of the reasons I love it and it’s where I graduated from high school.

Sadly, I don’t get back often. I keep in touch with friends and follow the Nelson Star News and other Nelson pages on Facebook. I’ve been thrilled to see its craft beer industry grow; for a city with a population of around 10,000, having three active breweries is impressive.

An invitation by our nieces and nephews to attend the 50th wedding anniversary of my brother and sister-in-law at their home in New Denver was quickly accepted to spend time with our extended family. Perhaps we’d explore a beach day at Slocan Lake and play a nine-hole golf round. Plus, we could detour Friday afternoon and discover Nelson’s breweries.

About four hours from Penticton, Nelson’s welcome sign and a homecoming feeling warmed my heart. We drove by a few of my old haunts before parking downtown.

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