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Brian K. Smith

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. Brian writes the Have Camera, Will Travel column and is Chief Photographer for What's Brewing.


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BC BEER TOURING IN A TIME OF CHANGE

By Brian K. Smith
I had always believed that BC would one day be the beer mecca of North America. We seemed so close, then COVID-19 struck. So I ventured out to talk to brewers, managers, and owners about their experience during this pandemic. Would it destroy us or make us stronger? My quest was to find out and, of course, drink some fresh craft beer along the way!
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Taiwan’s Craft Beer Is Coming Of Age

By Brian K. Smith
How far would you go to have a craft beer experience? How about a 12-hour flight traveling more than 10,000 kilometres through 15 time zones? Let me introduce you to Taiwan, a 394-kilometre-long island that is home to more than 23 million people.
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Mid-Island Brewery Touring: A Cross-Section Of Paradise

By Brian K. Smith
When we think of paradise, we think of faraway destinations with exotic food, drink and landscapes. For a beer lover, this could be in the bars of Prague, the monastery breweries of Belgium, or the urban breweries along the banks of the Willamette River in Portland. Or, closer to home, the scenic spas and unique breweries of Vancouver Island.
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Tacofino pleases with its “Hastings Outpost” beer dinner series

By Brian K. Smith
Tacofino’s iconic menu is served with many types of beverages in its many locations, but at its Hastings Commissary outlet there are eight taps of BC craft beer for the ultimate pairing experience. Now they’ve taken the marriage of beer and tacos one step further with a series of beer pairing dinners, running monthly until July 2019.
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