Photos: Korie Marshall

When local microbrewer Michael Lewis found a maintenance problem recently he got rid of between 1500-2000 litres of product and started over – which might have meant the tasting room and patio at Three Ranges Brewing Company would be closed for three weeks while new batches of beer finished. But more changes to BC’s liquor laws last month provided an opportunity – breweries are now allowed to sell liquor not manufactured on site. So Lewis called a few friends at other BC microbreweries and ordered in a few batches of beer, as well as some fruit wines from Northern BC’s first winery, Northern Lights. Locals and tourists were eager to try them out, despite not being able to take anything home with them.