Summer 2017

Volume 27 Issue 2 is the Travel & Touring issue. Its 48 pages contain 20 stories and features on topics ranging from BC breweries to global beer destinations to homebrewing. Our Tasting Panel spotlights Saisons.

Sipping Beer in Bellingham

By Joe Wiebe, the Thirsty Writer

Just south of White Rock, BC, across the border in the state of Washington is the city of Bellingham with about 85,000 residents, many of them students attending Western Washington… Continue Reading

Homebrew Happenin’s

By Warren Boyer

Summer is the season for saisons Traditionally, saison is a rustic, artisanal ale made with local farm-grown ingredients. This beer would be brewed for consumption during the active farming season… Continue Reading

Beer Seekers: San Diego, Part I

By BeerSeeker Ivana

Ivana and Dave Smith recently visited San Diego for a week of relentless beer research. Many dozens of breweries, bars and/or interviews later, they are ready to share what they… Continue Reading

GCBF 25: Untold stories of Beerfest

By Dave Smith, Editor

The 25th Annual Great Canadian Beer Festival will take place on Friday/Saturday, September 8th & 9th, 2017. Canada’s longest-running beer festival is fortunate to have had amazingly stable leadership over the… Continue Reading

Hitching their Wagons to Beer Tourism

By What's Brewing Editorial Team

Four of BC’s brew tour companies talk about their beer tourism businesses If you consider yourself a craft beer tourist, you're probably familiar with the experience of researching your holiday… Continue Reading

Farmhouse Fest 2017: the breakdown

By What's Brewing Editorial Team

What's Brewing has been known, in advance of selected beer festivals, to profile an especially tasty taplist review for the sip planning benefit of lucky attendees. Once again we present… Continue Reading

The WB booth at Victoria Beer Week Image

Out and About

By Scottie McLellan

Spring Events Roundup We continue to hit the trail, going to local, regional, and provincial beer events. What’s Brewing cares about the movement more than ever. We get a rush… Continue Reading

New Belgium Outside

Hops Canary

By Lynn McIlwee

Asheville NC: The Booming South If you’re wondering why so many beer conferences are headed to North Carolina, their 200+ breweries and brewpubs may be the answer. Asheville, Charlotte and… Continue Reading

A View From The Cellar

By Adam Chatburn

Reclaiming the 'B Word' In this ongoing series I hope to broaden knowledge about real ale, its history, practice and relevance. In this article I hope to demystify the fear… Continue Reading

Have Camera, Will Travel

By Brian K. Smith

Gulf Island Beer Hopping on a Hybrid E-Bike In the current age of technology and an abundance of great craft beer, there is an opportunity to combine both to create… Continue Reading

The Hopbine

By John Rowling

Pubbing Around BC Spinnakers is completely open again after the "Black Wednesday" fire of November 23. The reopening of the upstairs pub drew dozens of fans who packed the pub… Continue Reading

Women in Beer

By Lundy Dale

Pink Boots Brew Day 2017 On International Women’s Day in 2015 a group of us from the BC Craft beer industry met up at Dogwood Brewing (not yet open at… Continue Reading

Is that a taster bat in the corner? Why yes!

Ullage & Spillage

By J. Random

Instinctual Beer Tourism in Seoul So, the Daedonggang this British-Canadian was sipping in an Italian restaurant in D-Cube City was not produced by the North Korean regime, as Google had suggested, but… Continue Reading

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