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The following sources have been used in compiling What’s Brewing historical materials such as our BC Craft Beer Map and our 30th Anniversary Special Issue.


What’s Brewing (Canada) 1981-1991

What’s Brewing (BC) 1990-

Taps Magazine: History of Beer

The Growler: Beer Today, Gone Tomorrow and Beer To the Ground, plus similar columns by J. Zeschky and others
Macleans Magazine


Beer Quest West, The Craft Brewers of Alberta and British Columbia – Jon C. Stott, TouchWood 2011

Brewed in Canada, The Untold Story of Canada’s 350-Year-Old Brewing Industry – Allen Winn Sneath, Dundurn 2001

Beers of British Columbia: A Guide to Micro/Macro Breweries, Brewpubs & Their Beers – Leo Buijs, Sandhill 2010

Brew North: How Canadians Made Beer and Beer Made Canada – Coutts, Greytone 2010

Brewpub Explorer of the Pacific Northwest, Sasquatch 2001

Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries – Joe Wiebe, Douglas & McIntyre 2013

Brewing Revolution: Pioneering the Craft Beer Movement – Appleton, Harbour, 2016

Canadian Book of Beer – Cameron, Blue Bike 2009

Cheers! An Intemperate History of Beer In Canada

Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest: A Beer Lover’s Guide to Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia – Morrison, Timber 2011

The Great Canadian Beer Guide – Beaumont, McArthur 1994,2001

Island Craft: Your Guide to the Breweries of Vancouver Island – Jon C. Stott, TouchWood 2019


  • Victoria Times-Colonist
  • Vancouver Sun
  • The Province
  • Abbotsford News
  • Chilliwack Progress
  • Langley Advance
  • Nanaimo Daily News
  • Nanaimo Harbour City Star
  • Prince George Free Press
  • Surrey Leader
  • Vernon Morning Star
  • National Post



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