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Legends of DIX Pt I: Birth of CAMRA Vancouver

By J. Random
30 years ago, the craft beer enthusiast movement found fertile ground on Vancouver Island when both CAMRA Victoria and What's Brewing were established. Thirteen years later, CAMRA would establish its first permanent beachhead on the BC mainland. WB contributor J. Random provides a look back at CAMRA Vancouver's early days at the legendary DIX BBQ & Brewery, and the eventual loss marked by Four Beers & A Funeral.
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The Class Of ’94: A Brave New Wave in BC Brewing

By What's Brewing
** This past week, Donald Trump had his Mount Rushmore moment; now we're having ours. ** In this installment of our Class of '94 series, we introduce you to more legendary brewers from BC’s 1990s scene. As a quartet, the four pictured above make up a mini Rushmore that Trump would never appreciate.
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Iain Hill: From Shaftebury To Yaletown

By Iain Hill
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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What Was Brewin’ in the ’80s

By Gerry Hieter
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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Strange Fellows Brewing’s Christine Moulson: Brand & Story Teller

By Lundy Dale
If you have visited Vancouver’s Strange Fellows Brewing or purchased a bottle of their beer, you may have noticed the unique block-print-style images that create the “look” of Strange Fellows. Meet Christine Moulson, the creative mastermind behind the branding, and a partner for life in the brewery in more than one way.
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Odd Fellows Come In Pairs

By Dave Smith
There was a time when it would have been tough to convince a bystander that strangers Iain Hill and Aaron Jonckheere would be able to engage in a fruitful merger.
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What’s Bruin: The Career of Iain Hill

By J. Random
To BC’s current generation of craft beer enthusiasts, owner and brewer Iain Hill might be recognized as one of the brains behind Strange Fellows Brewing Company. His influence on BC’s beer scene, however, runs more broadly and deeply than even longtime fans might know.
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