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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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THE DEATH OF CASKS…and my part in their downfall

By Adam Chatburn
  • January 29, 2020
In 2013, I became president of the Vancouver branch of the Campaign For Real Ale BC (CAMRA BC), with a mandate of modernization, greater consumer advocacy, and membership growth. I also had a private agenda: to advance “real ale” in BC by curating cask festivals, promoting cask nights, and supporting establishments with a cask focus.
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Becoming a BC Beer Warrior

By Malcolm Yates
  • April 3, 2019
Questions pinball through my brain, syncopated with the beat of my overstressed heart. It’s day three of BC Beer Wars training and I am struggling. I had thought the training would be hard but manageable. Hah.
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Why Brewing Awards Matter

By Mathieu Poirier
  • October 18, 2018
Watch a brewer that just won an award and you’ll see nothing but happiness and excitement. Those honours can make difference between living hand-to-mouth and growing one’s brand exponentially. But not everybody shares their joy. That gets me thinking: it’s time I addressed the elephant in the room when it comes to awards events.  
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Pink Boots Brew Day 2018

By Lundy Dale
  • June 1, 2018

Ladies of the Pink Boots Society launch their Pink Haze NE IPA collab at Merchants Workshop in Vancouver, Photo: Brian K. Smith During the week of March 3 – 10,…

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