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BC BTAC recommends client Nonny Beer for DryFeb Challenge

Nonny Beer owners eat slices of pieces while sipping non-alcoholic beverages

Thinking of joining Dry February this year, but struggle to say goodbye to beer for a month?

The BC Beverage Technology Access Centre at Okanagan College is shining the spotlight on one of its clients, Nonny Beer, for its commitment to all the craft beer taste without the alcohol content.

Nonny is brewed with traditional ingredients -- all natural with no preservatives -- and lacking the traditional downside of alcoholic beer.

"My brother Leigh and I have had a lot of beers together ... because beers are fun. According to all the booze ads we've watched in our lives, it’s nothing but fun. That all sounds great and all, but there came a time when we started to realize that those beers might be holding us back rather than pushing us forward," said Lane Matckovich, who co-owns Nonny with his brother. "We’re one year in, and couldn’t be more excited with the positive shift we’re seeing in the non-alcoholic beer space. We’re lucky to be a part of it, and looking forward to the many pints ahead."

Nonny currently brews core two styles, and recently released a limited seasonal beer:

  • Tropical & Juicy Pale Ale: Nonny's Pale Ale is brewed with a healthy dose of Citra, Amarillo and Galaxy hops. Expect big aromas of tropical fruits, and a finish of citrus and mellow bitterness.

  • Golden & Crisp Czech Pilsner: Ultra refreshing Czech-style Pilsner featuring Saaz hops. Finishes light, crisp and slightly bitter.

  • Roasted and Smooth: Nonny's Dark Lager is brewed with roasted malts, Hallertau Mittelfrüh and Magnum hops. Expect notes of roasted coffee and biscuit, with a floral and spicy finish.

Check out more at www.nonny.beer

Dry Feb is a campaign by the Canadian Cancer Society to encourage people to go alcohol free for 28 days to raise funds for people affected by cancer.

Since 2016, Dry Feb has inspired hundreds of thousands of people across the country to go dry and take the challenge, raising over $10 million dollars for the Canadian Cancer Society. Not only does this support important research in cancer treatment, but could have an impact on your health as well. Learn how you can sign up to

Drinking any type of alcohol increases your risk of at least nine different types cancer. The sobering news is that any type or amount of alcohol increases your cancer risk. If more Canadians limited their alcohol intake, approximately 44,300 cases of cancer could be prevented by 2042. Unfortunately, over 40% of Canadians are not aware that alcohol consumption increases the risk of cancer.

Based at the Penticton campus, BC BTAC supports the Canadian beverage industry’s innovation and growth by providing a comprehensive range of expert analytical, commercial and sensory services and resources. They work with individuals, companies and organizations within a collaborative framework to exchange knowledge, ideas and resources leading to real-world solutions for the development of domestic beverages, including fermented, brewed, distilled and non-alcoholic products.

Learn more about BC BTAC on their website: www.okanagan.bc.ca/bcbtac

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