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Jason Foster

Jason Foster is a beer writer and educator based in Edmonton. He is the beer columnist for CBC Radio and for local weekly magazine Vue Weekly. He is the creator of, a website devoted to craft beer on the prairies. He also writes for a variety of publications across the country on beer-related matters. Jason is an avid, longtime, award-winning homebrewer and a Certified Beer Judge. When not brewing or drinking beer he spends time with his family, tries to ride Edmonton trails on his bike, and has long conversations with his dogs about politics. back to top

Owen Kirkaldy

Owen Kirkaldy is a Master BJCP beer judge, beer enthusiast and has been a homebrewer for 20 years.  He is Education Director and past president of the Edmonton Homebrewers Guild, has been head judge for Edmonton’s Aurora Brewing Challenge and has taught preparation courses for beer judge certification.  When he is not brewing or judging beer, Owen is cooking for his growing family and playing with sharp things.  Owen’s cat is a much better conversationalist than Jason Foster’s dog. Owen’s best craft beer tip – Sit at the bar, not in a booth.  You meet more interesting people that way.

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Greg Zeschuk

Greg Zeschuk is beer enthusiast and writer based in Edmonton. He’s the beer writer for, hosts a YouTube beer show called, and is a Recognized Beer Judge. He is also the Executive Director of the Alberta Small Brewers Association. Greg is an avid mountain-biker and enjoys riding all year long, though isn’t quite as enthusiastic about falling on ice or bumping into trees.

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