Announcing the Second Edition
of the bestselling guide to B.C.'s craft breweries,
completely revised and updated with
90 brewery profiles
compared to 50 in the original version.

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Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider's Guide to B.C. Breweries
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or B.C. brewery tasting room.

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The most detailed collection of B.C.’s craft breweries is now more comprehensive than ever! Since the first edition of Craft Beer Revolution was published in 2013, twenty-seven new breweries have opened and another dozen or more are scheduled to open by mid-2015. Joe Wiebe, the Thirsty Writer, revisits the established ales and lagers and explores the province’s freshest new hoppy IPAs and strong stouts in this completely revised and updated guide.

Microbrewing has exploded into a significant figure in the marketplace—the market share for artisanal beer climbed to more than 20% in 2014—and craft beer has become prominent in restaurants and taprooms, with craft beer converts carrying home growlers of creative and delicious brews. From the Kootenays to the west coast of Vancouver Island, the craft beer scene is booming.

With profiles of BC’s finest craft breweries, as well as tap lists, bottle shops and an insider’s look at the people behind the kegs and casks, Craft Beer Revolution, 2nd Edition explains how to best experience the beer phenomenon that’s sweeping the province.

For more information, visit these sites:


CBC Radio - BC Almanac with Gloria Makarenko - April 17, 2015
CFAX 1070 Radio with Ian Jessop - March 31, 2015
CBC Radio - BC Almanac with Duncan McCue - August 15, 2014
ShawTV South Van. Isl. visit the Four Mile Brewpub - February 7, 2014.
Shaw TV's The Rush with Fiona Forbes & Grant Lawrence - June 28, 2013.
(** exploding growler! **)
Global TV - June 1, 2013
CHEK TV with Gordie Tupper - June 2, 2013
CBC Radio - All Points West with Don Genova.
CBC Radio - BC Almanac with Mark Forsythe.
The Vancouver Sun's Green Man podcast with Randy Shore.
Just Here for the Beer Radio with Joe Leary.
CBC Radio's All Points West with David Lennam.

Upcoming Events

May 20-22: Mid-Island Tour to Courtenay, Cumberland & Nanaimo

Wednesday, May 20 at 5pm - Master Class with Townsite Brewing
at Cascadia Liqour Store, 444 Lerwick Rd., Courtenay
Please RSVP at Cascadia Courtenay.

Wednesday, May 20 at 7pm - Join the Revolution 2.0
Book Launch at Gladstone Brewing, 244 4th Street, Courtenay.

Thursday, May 21 at 6pm - Join the Revolution 2.0
Book Launch at Cumberland Brewing, 2732 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland.

Friday, May 22 at 4pm - Join the Revolution 2.0
Book Launch at Longwood Brewery, 101A-2046 Boxwood Road, Nanaimo.


Saturday, May 23, 1-3pm -- Category 12 Brewing

Celebrate the release of C-12's latest beer, Waveform Witbier, and pick up an autographed copy of the new edition of Craft Beer Revolution. Hang around, sample some beer, grab a bite from Hank's BBQ food truck.

Early June: Vancouver Craft Beer Week

I hope to hold a book launch at a Vancouver brewery during Vancouver Craft Beer Week. Check back for details.


June 24-25: Sunshine Coast

Wednesday, June 24 - Join the Revolution 2.0
Book Launch at Townsite Brewing, 5824 Ash Avenue, Powell River.

Thursday, June 25 - Join the Revolution 2.0
Book Launch at Persephone Brewing, 1053 Stewart Road, Gibsons.


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