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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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Canadian Brewing Awards Goes Online

By Dave Smith
  • September 11, 2020

This Saturday's event to be the first virtual awards ceremony in CBAC's 18 year history Every year, Canadian brewing industry folks gather for the Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference (CBAC), presented by…

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After Five Years, Superflux Gets Real

By Dave Smith
  • August 27, 2020
When it comes to the topic of opening breweries: there’s something to be said for living with your parents until you’ve saved up enough to buy your own place. Recently, an already-packed #YeastVan welcomed new member Superflux Beer. Co-Founder Adam Henderson discusses the transition from 'client brewery' to running a physical brewery.
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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 We've compiled a new history of BC Craft Beer with previously-unpublished images and vignettes, formatted chronologically into a seamless story arc, along with a special 'roll call' tribute acknowledging every microbrewery opened in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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