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Craft Beer Revolution

The Insider's Guide to B.C. Breweries

by (author) Joe Wiebe

Douglas & McIntyre
Initial publish date
May 2013
Beer, Western Provinces, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2013
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2015
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Winner of the Gourmand Award for Best Beer Book in Canada.

A thirst-quenching guide to British Columbia's craft brewers and their beers from the province's favourite beer writer.

Canada's microbrewing movement began in B.C. with the founding of Horseshoe Bay Brewing in 1982. Three decades later, the province is home to more than fifty breweries, including a dozen brewpubs. Beer tourists are coming in droves, and private liquor stores are selling exclusive bottles of beer at prices previously reserved only for fine wine.

With profiles of each of the province's craft breweries, as well as maps, tasting tours, and an insider's look at the people behind the kegs and casks, Craft Beer Revolution is the definitive guide to British Columbia’s booming craft beer scene.

About the author

Joe Wiebe is one of Canada's leading beer writers and has been telling the stories of BCís craft beer community since 2006. His writing has appeared in publications throughout Canada and the Pacific Northwest, including enRoute, BCBusiness, the Globe and Mail and Beer West and Taps magazines. Based in Victoria, BC, he is the craft beer correspondent for CBC Radioís All Points West broadcast. The first edition of Craft Beer Revolution was a BC bestseller and won the Gourmand Award for the Best Beer Book in Canada.

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  • Winner, Gourmand Award

Editorial Reviews

"In the long run this is the sort of book that will be earmarked, flagged, and scribbled on by the ever-growing craft beer newbie contingent."


"Craft Beer Revolution distils six years of drinking and thinking into a tidy little volume that reviews the local history of craft brewing, profiles its most influential taste makers and brewers, and reviews the product and often the ambience of just about every brewery, brew pub and taphouse in B.C."

Vancouver Sun

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