Beer entered into the Canada Beer Cup will be judged by top international judges, helping bring global attention to Canadian craft brewing excellence.
Stephen Beaumont is one of the world’s most authoritative voices on beer and the author or co-author of 15 books, including the brand new third edition of the international best-seller, The World Atlas of Beer. As well as writing for a wide and diverse array of publications, from The Globe and Mail to Whisky Advocate to Brewing Business, Stephen has presented lectures and tastings all around the globe and judged in many of the beer world’s most prestigious competitions, including the World Beer Awards, Copa Cervezas de América, and the Brussels Beer Challenge.
Pete Brown is a British author, journalist, broadcaster and consultant specialising in food and drink, especially the fun parts like beer, pubs, cider, bacon rolls and fish and chips. Across twelve books, his broad, fresh approach takes in social history, cultural commentary, travel writing, personal discovery and natural history, and his words are always delivered with the warmth and wit you’d expect from a great night down the pub. He writes for newspapers and magazines around the world and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme. He was named British Beer Writer of the Year in 2009, 2012 and 2016, has won three Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards, been shortlisted twice for the Andre Simon Awards, and in 2020 was named an “Industry Legend” at the Imbibe Hospitality Awards.
Maurizio Maestrelli is a Milan-based journalist and author. His works are focused on beer, spirits and cocktails told from different perspectives: people, markets, travel. Among the publications he currently contributes to are Il Sole 24 Ore, the first daily financial newspaper in Italy; Good Beer Hunting; Bargiornale, the leading Italian magazine about bars and beverages; and the Greek Beer & Bar Magazine. He is also the author of Speakeasy. The most secret bars in the world, Birre. The proof that God loves us, and Anthologin. He travels extensively, researching, tasting, and judging competitions, and is the founder of “Milano Beer Week.”
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Joe Wiebe is the “Thirsty Writer,” 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. Joe writes 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 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 acts as a beer judge for the Okanagan Fest of Ale and the BC Beer Awards.
Don Tse is a beer writer and consultant known globally as The Don of Beer. He has been active in craft beer for over 20 years and is a BJCP National ranked judge. He has sampled and written tasting notes on over 24,000 different beers. Don has also written for magazines and presented on beer in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Ukraine and Singapore.
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