Nick Blagrave 

Writer & editor

Born on the east coast, Nick Blagrave has been slowly moving west ever since. After graduating university he spent four years pursuing higher education in the downtown Kingston bar scene. He now works as a copywriter and lives in Toronto.


Kelly Brisson

Writer, photographer

Kelly Brisson is a Food Writer, Recipe Developer & Photographer residing in Ottawa, ON. She lives with her husband and daughter in the neighbourhood of Wellington West and enjoys eating and cooking her way through the vast markets and eateries in the area. When not cooking, she can generally be found puttering around in the dirt in the backyard garden or sipping a cold drink with a good book.


Erica Campbell


Erica lives in Toronto and works in Sales & Events for Collective Arts Brewing based in Hamilton. She is co-founder and co-organizer of The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies. She has completed Level III of the Prud’Homme Beer Certification and does regular beer education workshops and events throughout Ontario.

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julia duchesne

Writer, environmentalist

Julia Duchesne has lived in Toronto, Halifax, and the UK and now calls Whitehorse home. She works for a grassroots environmental organization in the Yukon. She loves getting outdoors and enjoying a good pint.


Jason Foster

Writer & educator

Jason Foster is the beer columnist for CBC Radio in Edmonton and writes for a variety of  magazines and outlets. He is also the creator of, a website devoted to craft beer on the prairies. He has been a homebrewer for more than 25 years and is a National Ranked BJCP beer judge.

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Noah Forrest

Writer & educator

Noah Forrest is the creator of the Beerism blog where he reviews, examines, and provides information about beer, food, breweries, and the beer community in general, with a special emphasis on Québec. He lives in Montréal.


Rebecca Grima


Rebecca is a Toronto-based writer and marketer. Her gastronomy articles on Chuck Hughes, Grant Van Gameren and Curtis Duffy appeared recently in Embark.

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Ben Johnson

Writer & editor

Ben maintains the popular website Ben’s Beer Blog and was voted the “The Best Beer Writer in Ontario” at the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Golden Tap Awards. His writing about beer, politics, and the places where the two intertwine has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, Post City, blogTO, and Torontoist. Since April 2017, his southwest-Ontario focused beer column, Full Pour, has appeared biweekly in the publication Our London


Robin LeBlanc

Journalist & author

Robin LeBlanc is an award- winning beer writer, owner of the, and the coauthor of The Ontario Craft Beer Guide, in stores now. She lives in Toronto. Robin is also part of the MASH Beer Review Panel.

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Crystal Luxmore

Writer & editor

Crystal is a professional journalist, Certified Cicerone, a Certified BCJP Judge and co-founder of Beer Sisters. Her stories on beer appear in the Globe & Mail, Toronto Life, Beer Advocate, ELLE Canada and on her own website, She has appeared as a beer expert on CBC TV and radio, CTV and Global TV. Crystal leads guided tastings and workshops for corporate clients and at beer festivals across North America. Talk beer to her on Twitter @crystalluxmore, and on Instagram @beersisters.


Alan McLeod

Writer, lawyer, historian

Alan McLeod has authored a number of books on brewing history and culture. He can be found posting regularly at He has a particular interest in the international beer trade from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. He can also be found leaning on a rake in his garden as the weeding gets put off... again.

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David Ort


David is a Toronto-based freelance writer with a regular beer column for Post City Magazines both online and in print. He also writes the eastern Canadian craft beer column for Food Bloggers of Canada. His work has appeared in publications including Taste & Travel Magazine,,, Eater Toronto, and Eat Drink Travel Magazine.


Craig Pinhey

Writer & editor

Craig Pinhey discovered good beer in 1984 at Ginger’s Tavern/Granite Brewery in Halifax and has been writing about beer for almost 25 years. A Sommelier and Certified BJCP judge, Craig lives in New Brunswick where he runs his own writing and consulting business and is the beverage columnist for Brunswick News. Craig is also part of the MASH Beer Review Panel.


Felicity Roberts

Writer & editor

Felicity is  a rural Newfoundlander whose heart is often torn between her other homes of Hornby Island BC, Austin Texas and Dover Maine.  A herbalist, forager, flower farmer and food and beverage writer, her passion for the small batch, handmade and  craft elements of all things finds its perfect expression when it meets her love of a good beer.


Jan Zeschky

Writer & editor

Jan Zeschky is a writer and editor based in Burnaby, BC. He has written about British Columbia’s beer scene since 2010, when he started the Brewed Awakening blog for the Vancouver Province ( Since then he has contributed articles to the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Magazine and The Growler, and has become editor of the BC Ale Trail blog. Desert island beer: Saison Dupont. Jan is also a member of the MASH beer review team.