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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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The Class of ’94: Sailor Hagar’s Heyday

By Gary Lohin
  • June 25, 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 and began to push the boundaries of BC brewing. As head brewer at Central City Brewers & Distillers, Gary Lohin has had a distinguished career in beer. But he first had the chance to run his own show at Metro Vancouver’s first brewpub: Sailor Hagar’s.
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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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Big Bad John: The Story of John Rowling and CAMRA Victoria

By What's Brewing
  • June 9, 2020
As part of What’s Brewing magazine’s 30th Anniversary celebrations, we’re proud to pay tribute to some of BC’s beer advocacy pioneers. In case you haven't met today's special honouree: he is one of the most respected names amongst long-time members of the BC beer community. He helped found much of what constitutes craft beer culture in BC today, and he's a true gentleman. In words and pictures, let us introduce you to John Rowling.
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A Parting Toast, as Kelowna’s Boundary Brewing makes way for Welton Brewery

By Adam Chatburn
  • May 1, 2020
April 30th 2020 marked the last day of Kelowna’s Boundary Brewing after 3 years in business in its current location. Here's a parting Au Revoir to Boundary Brewing, and a hearty welcome with best wishes for Welton Brewing. Featuring a word from Boundary Brewing owner Oliver Gläser. Also featuring his impressive, articulate Dec 2017 telephone interview about the Antifa harrassment crisis. If you haven't met Oliver yet, this candid, passionate, yet impressively articulate discussion is a great way to get to know type of strong-willed person he is.
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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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