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Iain Hill: From Shaftebury To Yaletown

By Iain Hill
  • July 1, 2020
As part of our 30th Anniversary, What's Brewing spotlights some of BC's beer pioneers. In The Class Of '94 series, we introduce you to some key BC brewmasters who started up a celebrated brewery in the year 1994. Iain Hill shares a hilarious memory from working at East Van's very first craft brewery. Right after that, he helped open Vancouver's first brewpub and began pushing the boundaries of BC brewing.
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What Was Brewin’ in the ’80s

By Gerry Hieter
  • June 18, 2020
As part of What’s Brewing magazine’s 30th Anniversary celebrations, we’re proud to feature some of BC’s beer advocacy pioneers. Today, we present a retrospective by Gerry Hieter, the long-time former Chairperson of Great Canadian Beer Festival. Find out how BC's craft beer scene developed from Sir Gerry!
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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 We've compiled a new history of BC Craft Beer with previously-unpublished images and vignettes, formatted chronologically into a seamless story arc, along with a special 'roll call' tribute acknowledging every microbrewery opened in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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The Next 10 Years In Homebrewing

By Warren Boyer
  • April 28, 2020
Homebrewing changed a lot between 2010 and 2020. I'm excited to see what the next decade brings and how it affects homebrewing. If it’s anything like the past decade, it will be transformative.
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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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Cider Spotlight: Sea Cider’s Kristen Needham

By Lundy Dale
  • April 16, 2020
In 2020, there are at least 32 cideries in BC. As the craft beer industry has continued to grow, so too has the cider industry. Let's get to know the woman behind Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, and find out more about BC's second oldest independent cidery.
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A Brief, Opinionated, History Of Cider

By J. Random
  • April 7, 2020
From our Spring 2020 magazine, aka The Cider Issue: Longtime columnist J. Random breaks down the history of cider from Europe to British Columbia. --- About the time our ancestors came down from the trees, they developed a taste—or at least tolerance—for the alcohol that naturally develops in rotting fruit. These evolving hunter-gatherers might have fermented a beverage from collected fruit well before agriculture.
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Super Cider Me!

By Adam Chatburn
  • March 31, 2020
Whenever anyone asks me about getting into brewing, I suggest they try cider first. It’s a different process but quick, easy, cheap, shows the basic steps of sanitising and fermenting, and is much easier than making beer.
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