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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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Taiwan’s Craft Beer Is Coming Of Age

By Brian K. Smith
  • September 23, 2019
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
  • April 18, 2019
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
  • April 16, 2019
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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Have Camera, Will Travel: Shining a Light on Pemberton

By Brian K. Smith
  • January 12, 2018
Along the breathtaking, world class scenic Sea to Sky Highway (99) there are many distractions - velvety snow capped mountains dropping into Howe Sound, waterfalls cascading down glistening granite cliffs and beautiful emerald colored Howe Sound itself. After traveling forty five minutes from Vancouver you pass through Squamish, with three award winning breweries. Tempting as it may be to  stop here  - there is so much more ahead.
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The Alchemy of Beer in Montreal

By Brian K. Smith
  • October 5, 2017
This past June I visited Montreal after a 4 year absence. It was like an alchemist had been running around the city turning bad beer into good! I discovered Montreal, and Quebec as a whole, are experiencing a craft beer revolution possibly even larger than the one in B.C.
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