Meet one Vancouver man who’s helping micro-distilling be a big thing in B.C.


This week on the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast we sit down for some drinks and a chat with Alex Hamer, founder of the upcoming BC Distilled event.

BC Distilled’s Alex Hamer in studio with V.I.A. Photo by Lindsay William-Ross

Now in its sixth year, BC Distilled has grown alongside the province’s micro-distilling scene. We pour a few special samples and get into the spirit of things when it comes to B.C.’s big small-scale distilling scene.

Plus, it’s cherry blossom season (and some “madness” comes along with it), and it’s also almost patio season – both reasons why we’re feeling pretty awesome in Vancouver right now.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by CBC Vancouver. With up to date coverage of local news and current affairs, CBC Vancouver brings you the stories that matters most in B.C. You can follow CBC Vancouver on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, tune-in at 88.1FM / 690AM on your radio, stream via the CBC Gem app or watch on your television. CBC Vancouver. Local. Credible. Trusted.


Produced and hosted by Lindsay William-Ross and Bob Kronbauer
Additional support from Adam Nanji and Elana Shepert
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, 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: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom