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End of an Era for Great Canadian Craft Beer Legends

By Dave Smith
  • November 5, 2018
This past Monday, the Great Canadian Beer Festival Society announced the passing of the torch from the current Directors (including co-founders) of GCBF to the Victoria Beer Week Society. It’s a bittersweet feeling knowing that this day has finally come. But it had to come, given that GCBF began a quarter century ago.
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BC Beer Awards 2018: Top 10 Takeaways

By What's Brewing
  • October 25, 2018
It's been a few days since the 2018 BC Beer Awards wound down, but the glow is still on for some of the big winners. By now you may know who they are, but there's always that little bit of extra insight we like to provide by uncovering things you might not have thought about. Here are a handful of those nuggets, as we present the What's Brewing Top 10 Takeaways from BC Beer Awards 2018.
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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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11 Tips for Having the Best GCBF 2018 Experience

By Ed Kaye
  • September 6, 2018
The 26th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival will be held at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria this coming Friday and Saturday. If you are new to GCBF or beer festivals in general, hopefully this list of tips will help you have a fun and memorable day.
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On The Island Beat

By Scottie McLellan
  • July 25, 2018

Photo: John & Rosanne Lyle of Bad Dog What’s Brewing has always covered the Island, where each community shows pride in its craft scene, beer, cider and now distilling. Here…

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Abbotsford Airshow goes all in on craft beer for 2018

By What's Brewing
  • July 18, 2018
A brand-new Airshow attraction called The Grandstand: A Craft Beer Experience will feature over a dozen BC craft brewers in a special beer-garden-like zone adjacent to 3-story stadium seating. It's like a craft beer festival right in the Airshow.
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