Presenter: Ken Beattie

It’s no secret that BC produces some of Canada’s best beers, but our local breweries are also crushing the competition when they’re compared to ales and lagers from around the world.  Ken Beattie, Executive Director of the BC Craft Brewers Guild, hosts this seminar on the BC breweries leading the charge to the top.  He’ll delve into the style, the stories, and the success of half a dozen local breweries that illustrate why we’ve become a destination for international beer lovers.  Guests will taste a variety of Gold medal beers that have been recognized at competitions including the BC Beer Awards, the Canadian Brewing Awards, and the World Beer Cup (this year’s competition included 8,000 entries from 66 countries…so it’s like the Olympics, only for beer).