The Science of Craft Beer


Making unique and enjoyable beer isn’t magic ⁠— it’s science!
The process of brewing is fueled by biology and chemistry, and brewers with a solid background in the science of brewing are able to express their creativity in countless ways.
Join fellow UBC alumni as well as craft beer expert, Joe Wiebe, BFA’04, MFA’06, at the newly renovated Swans Brewpub in Victoria for an evening where we’ll explore the science of beer.
As you sample the beers and enjoy a selection of appetizers from Swans’ kitchen, you’ll also pick up beer terminology and tasting techniques from Joe that will
make you quickly feel like a craft beer insider.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Swans Hotel and Brewpub
506 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC


6:30pm - 8:30pm
Brief remarks: 6:45pm

Admission: $15/per person (plus GST)


Registration Deadline: Sept 20

Your registration includes 4 beer tastings and a pint of your choice plus a selection of tasty hors d'oeuvres.

Tickets must be purchased by a UBC alumni : Guests are welcome : Advanced registration is required.


Joe Wiebe (BFA’04, MFA’06): Author of Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to BC Breweries, Joe Wiebe is a regular columnist on CBC Radio and hosts beer-themed events across the province. Known as the Thirsty Writer, Wiebe has been a freelance writer for over 20 years, co-founded Victoria Beer Week and the BC Ale Trail, and
has emceed the Canadian Brewing Awards.


Swans Hotel & Brewpub : Built in 1989, Swans has undergone recent renovations to refresh the character, heritage architecture, and stunning original artwork of the pub.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to check out the new space!



Sorry, registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact Kim Duffell, Associate Director, UBC Science via [email protected] for more information.