In these times of social distancing and closed borders, we still have opportunities to explore in our own backyard. Brian K. Smith takes you on a four-day trip to Vancouver Island’s west coast to check out the recent arrivals in the craft beer scene, easily and affordably.Issue: Winter 2020-21
By Brian K. Smith
I had always believed that BC would one day be the beer mecca of North America. We seemed so close, then COVID-19 struck. So I ventured out to talk to brewers, managers, and owners about their experience during this pandemic. Would it destroy us or make us stronger? My quest was to find out and, of course, drink some fresh craft beer along the way!Issue: Fall 2020
By What's Brewing
Michael “Fezz” Nazarec is a founding partner in Strathcona Beer Company. A homebrewer for over three decades, he's headed up brew clubs in Calgary and Toronto. He made the move into brewing after a quarter century at CBC television followed by a period as the host of Beer! The Show, a Vancouver-based YouTube channel dedicated to craft beer. Let's hear what he has to say about his brewery.