Let's Talk Beer
Originating in 2010, Just Here for the Beer is Canada’s longest-running, dedicated and continuous beer program on commercial radio airwaves. The broadcast airs bi-weekly on Vancouver’s Sports authority, Sportsnet AM650 Hosted by longtime broadcaster/writer Joe Leary and beer expert Rick Mohabir, the show is podcast online and available through the various Sportsnet Mobile and Streaming devices.
‘Just Here for the Beer Radio’ is made possible by the continued and generous support of our numerous brewery sponsors. The show is recorded at a variety of beer-forward bars, pubs, restaurants and tasting rooms around the Lower Mainland. Our current list of locations includes the legendary John B Pub in Coquitlam, Taphouse Guildford and Taphouse Coquitlam and Park Drive on Commercial Drive.
Ciders, Sodas and Cocktails; The RTD Show discussions focus on the exploding refreshed beverages and canned cocktails drink segment. The show is recorded at AJ’s Brooklyn Pizza Joint and airs once per month on Sportsnet AM 650.
The Radio Shows
The Just Here For The Beer show broadcasts air on Vancouver’s Flagship sports radio station Sportsnet 650, on the second and last Saturday of each month at 9:00 pm with a rebroadcast the subsequent Sunday at 11:00 pm. The Through The Grapevine wine show and the Hand Crafted Spirits show each broadcast once per month on BNN Radio 1410. The Ciders, Sodas and Cocktails radio show is broadcast once per month on Sportsnet 650. We are grateful to the fabulous local sponsor locations who host each broadcast and to all of our equally fabulous guests who help us demystify the world of beer, wine, cocktails, and spirits.
Just Here For The Beer Radio
Canada's original dedicated beer radio program since 2010, the show airs on the second and last Saturday of each month on Sportsnet AM 650. Hosted by broadcaster Joe Leary and co-host Rick Mohabir, JHFTB Radio brings together the top brewers from the world of beer to tell their stories and showcase their products.
Hand-Crafted Spirits Radio Show
Hosted by Joe Leary of 'Just Here for the Beer Radio' and Darryl Lamb, Brand Ambassador of Legacy Liquor Store in Olympic Village, 'Hand-Crafted Spirits' on BNN Bloomberg Radio 1410 showcases the world of distilled spirits, featuring the products and industry innovators, both locally and internationally.
Through The Grapevine; The Wine Show
Hosted by Joe Leary of 'Just Here for the Beer Radio' and Darryl Lamb, Brand Ambassador of Legacy Liquor Store in Olympic Village, 'Through The Grapevine' on BNN Bloomberg Radio 1410 showcases the world of fine wines, and features product and industry innovators both locally and internationally.
Ciders, Sodas and Cocktails; The RTD Show
Hosted by Joe Leary and Darryl Lamb, the show focuses on the exploding refreshed beverages and canned cocktails drink segment. Recorded at AJ’s Brooklyn Pizza Joint at 325 East Broadway, the show airs on the first Saturday of each month on Sportsnet AM 650 with a weekly repeat.
Just Here For The Beer is deeply grateful for the support provided by our amazing sponsors. They collectively provide funding, broadcasting space, and contributory material that makes Just Here For The Beer possible. Below is a small sample of our sponsor list; click here to see the entire roster of our valued sponsors.
Just Here For The Beer Brewery Tours offers private tours of some of our finest local breweries. Our tour vans can accommodate up to 20 guests and each tour is approximately three hours long. You'll visit some of our leading breweries, learn about their history, brewing methods, and sample some of their super fine beer. Our tours are perfect for all types of celebratory or special events. Schedule a tour with us and enjoy some beer education and product sampling as we visit a selection of the Lower Mainland's best breweries.
Originating in 2010 as a live, monthly broadcast, Just Here for the Beer is now Canada’s longest-running, dedicated and continuous beer-oriented program on commercial radio airwaves. Our companion shows, Thru the Grapevine, Hand-Crafted Spirits, and Ciders, Sodas and Cocktails provide our audience with lively discussions about wine, spirits, cocktails, and other interesting beverage market segments.
Our mission is to educate the public on all things beer, wine and spirits-related in a light and entertaining manner. We actively promote the many outstanding breweries that have become part of the fabric of British Columbia. Be sure to check out our Brewery Guide or sign up for one of our Brewery Tours to get a taste of what our area has to offer!