V.I.A. Podcast Ep. 38: What’s on tap at Canada’s first and only craft brewing collective


This week on the V.I.A. Podcast we find out what’s going on at Canada’s first and only craft brewing collective–starting with what the heck that even means.

Stephen Smysnuik, left, of Craft Collective, and Evan Doan of Doan’s Craft Brewing in the V.I.A. studio (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome)

We’ve got Stephen Smysnuik, the Marketing Director, of Craft Collective, and Evan Doan, of Doan’s Craft Brewing, in the house (with some beers!) to talk about the shifts in the Vancouver craft beer scene over the past couple of years, and how Doan’s is making a radical move to keep things brewing. These guys really love beer, and really know their stuff, so it’s a fun convo with lost of great info.

Before they crack open their cold ones, though, Bob and Lindsay talk about Bob’s visit to a massive cannabis grow-up in Metro Vancouver, and some cool 1971 Super-8 footage of Vancouver that a Reddit user found in a local Value Village.

Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome

Plus there’s the eyebrow-raising 1950s forest fire prevention sign that used to be in Manning Park, and an eyebrow-raising new bar and restaurant in town called Hail Mary’s, that’s got a Catholicism theme.

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Show notes for Episode 38





Produced and hosted by Lindsay William-Ross and Bob Kronbauer.
Additional support from Adam Nanji and Melissa Shaw.
Our Associate Producer is Albert Van Santvoort.
We record in the studio at Glacier Media, 303 West 5th Avenue in Mt Pleasant.
Theme song is Vancouver BC by The Smugglers ©1990, available on iTunes.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom