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Venue: James Bay New Horizons

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: Map

Admission: Free for members, $5 for guests

A Brief History of Brewing in British Columbia

The Victoria Historical Society’s January talk is with Joe Wiebe, “A Brief History of Brewing in British Columbia” on Thursday, January 26, 2023, 7:30 pm at James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies Street, Victoria V8V 2G7. JBNH opens at 7:15 pm for refreshments and socializing. Event is free for members, $5 for guests.

In this presentation, Joe Wiebe will outline the history of brewing in B.C. with a particular emphasis on Vancouver Island from its origin in 1858 through the Prohibition period and the long decades of Lucky Lager that followed until the 1980s when the microbrewery movement began.

The “Thirsty Writer,” Joe Wiebe is a co-founder and Beer Director of Victoria Beer Week, which takes place annually each spring, and the BC Ale Trail project. He is also 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, which was a B.C. bestseller in 2013 and won the Gourmand Award for Best Beer Book in Canada.

James Bay New Horizons

234 Menzies Street

Victoria, BC V8V 2G7

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