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Dave Smith

Editor of Beer Me BC and What's Brewing Magazine. Writing credits include The Publican, BC Ale Trail and the BC column for the Northwest Brewing News. Accredited Member of the BC Association of Travel Writers. Craft beer fan since the late 1990s, CAMRA BC member since 2004. Along with wife Ivana, he travels Cascadia as half of the beer duo BeerSeekers.


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How The History of BC Craft Beer is Especially Relevant in 2020

By Dave Smith
  • June 2, 2020
WHAT'S BREWING 30TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE TELLS STORY OF BC CRAFT BEER | | What's Brewing Vol. 30 No. 2 Summer 2020, released June 1st, celebrates the publication's 30th Anniversary.  For this special issue, we’ve reached out to 30 craft beer community leaders for stories and memories. We've compiled a new history of BC Craft Beer with previously-unpublished images and vignettes, formatted chronologically into a seamless story arc, along with a special 'roll call' tribute acknowledging every microbrewery opened in this province since 1982.
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Thanks, Labatt: When Canadian Big Beer Shot Itself in the Foot

By Dave Smith
  • May 21, 2020
Big Beer in Canada had it good when I was a kid, and I didn't know any better than to drink their stuff. But thanks to a recent conversation with a Vancouver brewery chief, I can now pinpoint the moment that a giant brewer set me on the path to craft beer evangelism...by selling me the first beer I really enjoyed.
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Cultivating BC’s Taste for Craft Cider

By Dave Smith
  • April 21, 2020
When it comes to the cider scene in BC, those who operate fruit orchards tend to stick together. Based primarily in the province’s pastoral belts, these small operators make cider, at least in part, from their own fruit. Founded in 2016, the BC Farm Crafted Cider Association acts as a voice for these land-based cider producers.
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I Need BC Beer: How beer takeout & delivery enhances your enforced cocooning

By Dave Smith
  • March 26, 2020
As INeedBCBeer.ca debuts, we take a look at BC craft beer online ordering and delivery, and how craft beer enhances your "enforced cocooning" experience. Pass this link along and support your #BCCraftBeer vendor: www.INeedBCBeer.ca Other online beer ordering & delivery links enclosed as well, including these What's Brewing outlets: https://www.whatsbrewing.ca/find
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In Profile: Darren Adam & Cumberland Brewing Company

By Dave Smith
  • January 8, 2020
The tourism magnet known as the #ComoxValley is recently one the hottest areas in BC for new breweries. But nearby, hidden in the hills of mid-northern Vancouver Island, lies an oasis of civility known as the village of Cumberland BC. And in the middle of that oasis, you will find a tiny slice of Paradise named the Cumberland Brewing Company.
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