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Joe Wiebe, the Thirsty Writer

Joe Wiebe, author of Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries, is a widely-recognized journalist, public speaker, beer judge and craft beer expert. Joe has written for countless publications, as evidenced by his website, Thirsty Writer.


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Sipping Beer in Bellingham

By Joe Wiebe, the Thirsty Writer
  • May 31, 2017

Just south of White Rock, BC, across the border in the state of Washington is the city of Bellingham with about 85,000 residents, many of them students attending Western Washington…

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48 Hours in Brooklyn

By Joe Wiebe, the Thirsty Writer
  • January 17, 2017
Forty-eight hours in Brooklyn. Just two days. It isn’t much time to really explore a city’s beer scene, but it was all I had, so I did what I could.
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Victoria Beer Week: Year Three

By Joe Wiebe, the Thirsty Writer
  • January 1, 2016

It's Back! March 4-12, 2016 Victoria Beer Week launched in 2014 with 2,500 people attending 14 events in various venues throughout Greater Victoria. Last year, the audience for the festival…

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The Evolution of BC’s West Coast IPA

By Joe Wiebe, the Thirsty Writer
  • September 9, 2015

When the contemporary craft beer revolution began back in the early 1980s, it was led by styles that hailed from the British brewing tradition: pale ales, stouts and bitters. This…

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