In Vancouver, when it rains it pours. In recent years, there’s been a downpour of delicious craft brews in the city. Our blog captures Vancouver’s craft beer scene one pour at a time. Vanpours is for the newcomers and veterans of the craft beer community. We’re passionate fans who go beyond the beer to the people and places that make this industry special.
While our coverage hones in on the expanding craft beer market in Vancouver, we also explore beers, breweries, and bars across beautiful B.C. and beyond.
Vanpours was founded in 2015 by Chris Dinsdale and Brett Montrose. Chris and Brett studied, roomed, and ran track & field together at Simon Fraser University. After a few years of drinking sub-par macro-brewed beers together, they figured it was time to start exploring (and documenting) the craft beer scene in Vancouver. A few hoppy and bitter west coast IPAs later and Vanpours was born.
In the fall of 2016 Luke Mikler joined the Vanpours team as Lead Photographer. Luke and Chris met while working together at BC Hydro for about two years.
In 2017, Brett stepped away from being actively involved in Vanpours and started pursuing a new entrepreneurial endeavor focused on improving the college and university recruiting process for track & field athletes. Check out Streamline Athletes to learn more about his new project.
Today, Vanpours is headed up by Chris and Luke with occasional support from guest writers. If you’re interested in writing a guest blog post for us, send us a note via our contact page!