About The Contributors

The friendly neighbourhood folks behind What’s Brewing are unique in that we are a group of volunteers generating original, journalistic, BC-craft-beer-focused content on a regular basis.

What’s Brewing originated as a newsletter with craft beer news, events and stories. In that tradition we proudly offer ongoing online content including our Newsroom, Events Calendar and HopLine e-newsletter, curated by our Communications Director, Monica Frost. Then, every three months, we feature original beer community submissions as well as reprints of work written by professionals and well-known bloggers. Some of those contributors are named below. Click on any of the people below to read articles contributed.

Join the Crew

It takes dedication to make a magazine, website, weekly email bulletin, events calendar and ongoing social media presence run. Got any dedication to spare? We need that extra body on our team—yours—to make it that much better. To find out how you can contribute, contact us at info@whatsbrewing.ca, and optionally check out these links:


Dave Smith

Editor & Publisher

A craft beer fan since the late 1990s, Dave eventually turned his attention toward writing about his hobby. Being a Web publishing strategist by trade, he saw a place for What’s Brewing as a digital magazine and resurrected the publication in 2015. Along with wife Ivana, he travels Cascadia as half of the beer duo BeerSeekers. Dave is a member of the BC Association of Travel Writers.

e: dave@whatsbrewing.ca
Bio & story links on BCATW

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Monica Frost

Communications Support

Monica has served the BC craft beer community for a decade. She has served What’s Brewing by helping establish its Events Calendar, social media strategy and weekly HopLine email newsletter.

e: monica@whatsbrewing.ca
@whatsbrewingbc, @socially_monica
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Paul Morris

Associate Editor

Strictly speaking–and he does speak strictly sometimes–Mr. Morris is more than an editor to What’s Brewing. As detailed in this profile of the new-generation WB, the magazine as you know it today wouldn’t be here without this former CAMRA Vancouver VP. When not scouring the written submissions for imperfect composition, he’ll be found enjoying a cask ale at The Whip.

e: paul@whatsbrewing.ca
Read Ullage & Spillage

Brian K. Smith

Chief Photographer

Brian K. Smith, MPA is an accredited member of the BC Association of Travel Writers. He is a member of Professional Photographers of Canada with a Master of Photographic Arts designation. Better yet, he shoots the covers for What’s Brewing.

e: brianksmithphotography@yahoo.com
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Bio & story links on BCATW


Scottie McLellan

Beat Reporter & Evangelist

Stewart “Scottie” McLellan is a true BC beer community original. A key volunteer in CAMRA’s early days in Victoria, he’s been covering the BC beer beat for What’s Brewing since the very early days over 25 years ago. Widely known for his enthusiasm for this volunteer publication, Scottie is another key reason why WB continues to exist today.

e: scottie@whatsbrewing.ca
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Mallory O’Neil

Associate Editor, Hopline

Mallory is a writer, journalism graduate, fan of craft beer and lucky Port Moody resident. She has been contributing to What’s Brewing and co-editing the Hopline since early 2016.
e: mallory@whatsbrewing.ca
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Our Regulars & Columnists

Here are some of the folks that regularly contribute to the new WB. Click through to read their columns.

Paddy Treavor

Paddy Treavor

Coastal Currents

Paddy has been President of two different CAMRA BC branches.

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Kim Lawton

Kim Lawton

Beers, Beaches And Breweries

Kim is President of CAMRA South Okanagan and a long-time supporter of the craft beer movement.

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Warren Boyer

Warren Boyer

Homebrew Happenin’s

Warren is an award-winning homebrewer and former CAMRA Vancouver President.

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Adam Chatburn

A View from the Cellar

Adam is a brewer, cellarman and former CAMRA Vancouver President.

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J. Random

Ullage & Spillage

J. Random does indeed exist, but only randomly; fortunately he appears in time for each What’s Brewing.

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Lynn McIlwee

Hops Canary

Lynn writes about her extensive beer travel and many other topics.

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Chelsea McDowell

Chelsea writes from the Okanagan perspective. Read Stories

Lundy Dale

Women In Beer

Lundy of Pink Pints interviews women in the BC beer scene. Read Stories

Ted Child

On Beer Literature

Ted is What’s Brewing’s own in-house book critic. Read Book Reviews

More Contributors

Lucky us, we have a great pool of good folks who have shared their work. Meet some of them here, in random order.

Blogs We’ve Featured

Here are direct links to just some of the BC beer blogs and publications we’ve featured and reprinted from, to date.