BC Beer Writer Joe Wiebe to host events in the Okanagan
If you’re a craft beer fan in BC you’ve likely seen Joe Wiebe’s book Craft Beer Revolution for sale at any tasting room you’ve visited. If you’ve not had a chance to read it, it’s well worth the modest price for a quick and witty introduction to the BC craft beer industry.
Joe is a fixture in the craft beer scene in BC. Not only is he an award-winning author, but he is also a co-founder of Victoria Beer Week and the co-producer of the BC Ale Trail, events and projects that should be well-known to any reader of this blog!
In short, Joe is integral to the promotion and growth of the craft industry in BC. Prior to this year’s Okanagan Fest of Ale, Joe will be in the region hosting three events in Kelowna, Vernon, and Penticton. If you are in the area you’ve definitely got to stop in to take in one of Joe’s talks.
In Kelowna, Joe pressents “Kelowna Casks featuring the Thirsty Writer” on Tuesday April 4th at BNA Brewing. Tickets are $15 at the door and includes cask beers from Kelowna’s craft breweries: BNA Brewing, Boundary Brewing, Kettle River Brewing, and Tree Brewing. Joe will be on hand to sign copies of his book and chat about BC beer with all who will listen.
In Vernon, Joe presents the “Craft Beer Revolution Seminar and Beer Tasting” on Wednesday April 5th at Marten Brewing. Tickets are $25 through Eventbrite and includes samples of a range of beers, as well as a special cask-conditioned beer made just for the event. Joe will talk about the history of craft beer in BC from 1858 to present, including the recent Craft Beer Revolution.
In Penticton, Joe presents “IPA Odyssey” on Thursday April 6th at Bad Tattoo Brewing. Tickets are $25 through Eventbrite, and CAMRA South Okanagan members get $5 off). Joe will tell the story of IPA from its 18th century origins through its resurgence through craft breweries in North America. Tickets include tastings of a range of IPAs as well as a special cask-conditioned beer made just for the event.
Any event with Joe involved is going to be a load of fun so if you’re in the neighbourhood be sure to get your tickets now!