San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Learn about B.C.’s Craft Beer Revolution while enjoying a range of beer samples at Marten Brewing Bar & Grill. Host Joe Wiebe - the Thirsty Writer will talk about the history of craft beer in B.C. from 1858 through the start of the microbrewing movement in 1982 up to the present -- and into the future.
As part of the seminar, Joe will also lead you on a guided tour through a range of B.C. beers that each represent an important moment in the province's craft beer history, providing tasting tips and suggestions for further craft beer explorations. At the end of the event, he will answer any and all questions you might have about craft beer in B.C.
The $25 ticket includes five beer samples served during the event as well as a glass of a special cask-conditioned beer created in Joe's honour by Marten Brewing.
Personalized and autographed copies of the completely revised 2nd edition of Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider's Guide to B.C. Breweries will be available for sale ($20) as well.
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Joe Wiebe, The Thirsty Writer
Joe Wiebe, the “Thirsty Writer,” is the author of Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries, the definitive guidebook to British Columbia’s burgeoning craft beer industry, currently in its second edition.
The first edition of Craft Beer Revolution was a B.C. bestseller for 2013 and won the Gourmand Award for Best Beer Book in Canada. The completely revised and updated second edition released in March 2015 includes profiles of 90 breweries compared to 50 in the version that came out just two years earlier.
Joe has been a freelance writer for more than 15 years, writing hundreds of articles a wide range of subjects including arts and culture, sports, business and travel, but since 2008 he has mainly written about craft beer with regular columns for the Growler, Northwest Brewing News, Vancouver View, UrbanDiner.ca,and the BC Craft Beer News, as well as beer-soaked stories in British Columbia magazine, BCBusiness, WestWorld, Beer West, Taps, Publican, NUVO, Taste, Alive and Boulevard.
Joe is also a co-founder and co-producer of Victoria Beer Week and the BC Ale Trail project. He produced the Victoria Beer Map and is the beer columnist for CBC Radio’s All Points West and BC Almanac programs. He hosts panel discussions on craft beer, emcees the Business of Craft Beer conference in Vancouver, and presents his Craft Beer Revolution seminar in venues throughout British Columbia. He acts as a beer judge for the Okanagan Fest of Ale and the BC Beer Awards.