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What Was Brewin’ in the ’80s

By Gerry Hieter
  • June 18, 2020
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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How The History of BC Craft Beer is Especially Relevant in 2020

By Dave Smith
  • June 2, 2020
WHAT'S BREWING 30TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE TELLS STORY OF BC CRAFT BEER | | What's Brewing Vol. 30 No. 2 Summer 2020, released June 1st, celebrates the publication's 30th Anniversary.  For this special issue, we’ve reached out to 30 craft beer community leaders for stories and memories. We've compiled a new history of BC Craft Beer with previously-unpublished images and vignettes, formatted chronologically into a seamless story arc, along with a special 'roll call' tribute acknowledging every microbrewery opened in this province since 1982.
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Off The Rail Brewing

By Dave Smith
  • March 3, 2019
Off The Rail Brewing - Our passion for beer is rivaled only by our commitment to produce an uncompromising taste experience.
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In Profile: Ryan Mackey & Vancouver Brewery Tours

By What's Brewing
  • February 6, 2019
Vancouver Brewery Tours was founded in June 2013 by craft beer enthusiast Ryan Mackey, who along with his talented team of tour guides enjoys sharing their passion for locally made craft beer and connecting you with the vibrant craft beer community in Vancouver. Let’s find out what Ryan has to say about VBT. Photo: Amanda Siebert
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In Profile: Michael ‘Fezz’ Nazarec & Strathcona Beer Company

By What's Brewing
  • January 24, 2019
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.
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In Profile: Ben Greenberg & Andina Brewing Co.

By What's Brewing
  • January 17, 2019
Bringing the vibrant flavours, scents and sounds of South America to British Columbia, Andina Brewing Company​ offers Vancouver a distinct experience in the craft beer landscape. Head Brewer Ben Greenberg came on board early in 2018. Let’s check in to see what’s new.
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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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