Attention Editor
June 15, 2016


Surrey, BC – Commencing immediately SOUTH FRASER Tours, joins CENTRAL CITY Brewers & Distillers, RUSSELL Brewing Company, TRADING POST Brewing and B’s Craft Beer Lounge in announcing the “Sensational South Fraser Craft Beer Tour.”  Specializing in small groups, patrons of “Nectar of the Gods” will taste the best Surrey and Langley has to offer in locally produced craft draft beer, enjoying a great selection of tasters from 3 local brewers and a craft beer lounge, all of them specializing in unique craft beer.

Dan Goy, South Fraser Shuttles & Tours Co-owner and long time Surrey resident said “Clearly South of the Fraser, with a population of almost 1 million, offers many world class amenities to visitors and residents alike.  In business as in life, timing is everything, and now is the right time to showcase this region’s locally produced craft draft beer with a quality tasters tour.”

Liam Peckham, Central City Tasting Room Manager, stated “While our brewery has grown significantly since the early days, the same passion for our craft drives each and every brew.  Our Brewmaster ensures we brew with the best ingredients, making no compromises on our quality we offer and look forward to working with South Fraser Tours and meeting you.”

Russell Operations Manager, Steve Schafer said “Our beer is 100% natural and has no preservatives, plus we don’t pasteurize, which means we don’t kill the taste.  You drink our beer just the way it is brewed and are excited about South Fraser Tours visiting our new tasting room.”

“At Trading Post, we pledge to embrace our community, engage our customers, brew great beer and offer a friendly and inviting atmosphere for our community to gather.  We are very pleased about being part of the South Fraser Sensational Craft Beer Tour,” commented Lance Verhoff, Founder and General Manager.

Mike Klemak, B’s Craft Beer Lounge Manager, said “We are a great place to get your craft beer fix in the Fraser Valley!  Our knowledgeable staff are happy to educate, so feel free to ask if you have any questions regarding beer styles or the brewing process.  We are eager to share with those on a South Fraser Sensational Craft Beer Tour the B’s Craft Beer Lounge experience.”

CENTRAL CITY Brewing Company. www.centralcitybrewing.com
RUSSELL Brewing Company, www.russellbeer.com
TRADING POST Brewing, www.tradingpostbrewing.com
B’S Craft Beer Lounge, www.berezanhg.com

SOUTH FRASER Tours, www.SouthFraserTours.ca also offers intimate wine tours, private group and customized excursions, event and destination shuttles throughout the Lower Mainland and Metro-Vancouver.

For further information, contact:

Dan Goy


B’s Eatery & Public House at Chances Gaming Centre Salmon Arm Introduces Liquid Nitrogen Infused Cocktails

Salmon Arm, British Columbia – May 26th, 2016:  B’s Eatery & Public House at Chances Casino Salmon Arm is bringing science to the shaker with the eatery’s new molecular mixology-inspired signature cocktails. Hand-crafted tableside, the Frozen Monkey, Misty Margarita, Tropical Chill and Raspberry Razor cocktails are infused with liquid nitrogen by B’s in-house mixologists who blend exciting flavors and textures with a large splash of fun and entertainment.

“We’re always looking for creative and imaginative ways to treat our guests to a superior dining and entertainment experience,” said Troy Bilodeau, Director of Hospitality for Berezan Hospitality Group. “Hand-crafted cocktails created tableside exclusively for you combines the best of both worlds. The cool factor is off the charts.”

“Our mixologists have been working on the new drink menu for almost a year, sourcing the freshest ingredients and the newest trends in molecular mixology. For example, the infusion of liquid nitrogen in the Misty Margarita results in the smoothest margarita you’ll ever taste. It’s really special,” Bilodeau said. “We invite guests to come on down to the casino and check the new drinks out. Our patio is open, so you can sip, savor and socialize in the fresh mountain air.”

The exclusive cocktails will be available, beginning June 3rd on Friday and Saturday nights from 5-9pm.

Chances Casino Salmon Arm is the premier Gaming Centre destination in the region. Chances features a wide variety of entertainment including 124 bingo seats, 99 slot machines, black jack, track events and more.

B’s Eatery & Public House at Chances Casino Salmon Arm is a subsidiary of Berezan Management Ltd.

Media Contact:
Lesley Thiessen, Food and Beverage Manager
B’s Public House/ Chances Salmon Arm
(250) 832 – 5634 lthiessen@berezan.ca
Troy Bilodeau / troyb@berezanhg.com

Nitro Drinks


Berezan is proud to announce their newest beer, a tasty Lemon Zest Hefeweizan, coming to Berezan Liquor Store locations in May!


Employers of Excellence
Berezan Hospitality Group
Salmon Arm, BC

WCG’s Employers of Excellence series recognizes outstanding employers that provide exceptional service to our clients across the country. We are pleased to honour Berezan Hospitality Group, operating as Chances Gaming Centre, for providing unique employment opportunities in the community of Salmon Arm.

Berezan Hospitality Group is a significant employer in the region, providing full- and part-time work to more than 80 staff. The Chances management team uses collaborative and creative hiring practices to find new team members, including more than 15 WCG clients in roles such as security, food service, cash handling and bingo calling. Following a recent job fair at WCG’s Salmon Arm WorkBC Employment Services Centre, WCG and Berezan Hospitality Group together processed close to 600 job applicants over a two-week period—no small feat.

Berezan Hospitality Group is always open to discussing opportunities for our clients, including persons with disabilities and those with multiple barriers to employment. WCG is proud to publicly thank Berezan Hospitality Group for its excellence in facilitating employment in Salmon Arm.



During the month of March, Encore Reward Members will have the opportunity to win up to a $50,000 progressive jackpot. If your card is inserted into any slot machine at a Chances Casinos when the progressive jackpot wins, you will share the win and be awarded $5 Free Play. 3 x $50 Free Play Prizes will also be awarded daily at all Chances locations.

Qualifying times for the 3 x $50 Free Play Prizes are 12:00pm-3:00pm, 3:00pm-6:00pm, and 6:00pm-9:00pm.

So come on down to Chances Castlegar/Salmon Arm and try your luck!




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Great news for Urban Retreat Hostel and skiers alike! Big White Ski Resort is opening two weeks early on Friday, November 13th (I guess Friday the 13th isn’t all bad luck!). The chair lifts will begin running at 8:45am. And if you’re looking for an awesome place to stay while skiing at Big White, don’t forget to check out the Urban Retreat Hostel!


Urban Retreat Hostel

Urban Retreat Hostel will be opening it’s doors for the 2015/2016 ski season on October 16th, 2015.
Urban Retreat Hostel is the ultimate ski in, ski out location in the heart of Big White Village. Call them directly at 250-765-7920 or email them at bigwhitehostel@berezanhg.com



Thanksgiving is a time for sharing good times, good meals, and great wine! And we want to make sure that you are treating your guests to some excellent wine to pair perfectly with your Thanksgiving meal!

JT GEWJackson Triggs Riesling Gewurztraminer
Tasting notes: Pale lemon; peach dominates here with accents of lychee, lime zest, mineral and floral; off-dry with a lingering mineral finish.

Pairs well with: Turkey!! It also pairs well with any fruitier side dishes and is very versatile with all types of food.






Ravenswood Zinfandel
Tasting notes: Big Bold and unappologetic! This wine has aromas of black cherry, raspberries, and blueberries, with hints of oak.

Pairs well with: Turkey with cranberry sauce. It also pairs well with heavier, strong flavored dishes such as sweet potatoes, stuffing and mashed potatoes.





apothic redApothic Red
Tasting notes: A masterful blend of rich Zinfandel, smooth Merlot, flavorful Syrah and bold Cabernet Sauvignon creates layers of dark red fruit complemented by hints of vanilla and mocha.

Pairs well with: As Apothic is a sweeter red wine, it can be used much the same as Port so feel free to serve this wine with your favorite Thanksgiving dessert!






When pairing wine, the most important thing to remember is to pair them with things that you love!

*All wines featured are available for sale at our Berezan Online Store


This month, B’s Eatery & Public House, located in both Chances Castlegar and Chances Salmon Arm, is featuring Apothic Wine. This ‘spooky’ wine is perfect for enjoying in the month of October!

Apothic White is a luscious off dry wine with a hint of sweetness. A blend of Chardonnay, Riesling, and Moscato.

Apothic Red features intense fruit flavors and aromas. A blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet, Merlot, and Syrah.

Apothic Dark is also on sale in our many liquor store locations this month!


Last week Chances Castlegar celebrated it’s 4th anniversary with a big party. Hot dogs and hamburgers were available by donation to raise funds for the Rock Creek Fire Victims. Thanks to the generosity of Chances Castlegar’s amazing patrons, they raised $648.10! Terrim Properties Ltd. matched those donations, allowing us to make a donation to the Red Cross of $1296.20 for the benefit of the fire victims.

Our thoughts go out to all of those affected by the fire.
Castlegar fundraiser