Victoria, British Columbia is a key center for craft beer in BC. Sean Hoyne started his career in at the iconic Swan’s Pub when it opened in 1989. From there he has been part of Victoria’s Craft Beer Scene ever since. In recent years, he finally had the opportunity to open his own brewery.
Today’s I’ve traveled to Victoria, British Columbia to attend Victoria Beer Week. Now in its 5th year, this festival helps highlight not the history of craft beer in Victoria, but to Vancouver Island as well. The week featured a wide variety of events from themed beer nights, food pairings, homebrewing classes and much more.
Community focus has been at the core of Ex Novo Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon since they opened their doors in July of 2014. While attending The Great American Beer Festival I had an opportunity to sit down with the Founder Joel Gregory of this unique brewery.
Along Clark Drive in Vancouver, BC is a brewery inspired by old world traditions while still staying true to the Pacific Northwest. Part of Vancouver “Yeast Van” neighborhood, Strange Fellows Brewing opened their doors in 2014. I spoke with Owner & Brewmaster Ian Hill.
Today I’m speaking with Bandon Brewing Company, a brewery that recently opened its doors in, you guessed it, Bandon, OR. Although they had been working on perfecting their beer before opening some 250 miles away in Portland, OR with the help of some close friends. I sat down with them while at the Great American Beer Festival 2017.
Alongside the Mount Baker highway is a brewery you’ve probably passed many times without realizing it. The North Fork Beer Shrine opened their doors in 1997 and started with a focus on traditional British ales. In recent years they’ve become known for their sour beers as well. I sat down with their brewmaster to learn about the styles he makes and the technical creativity in their brewery.
I’m in Metro Vancouver in British Columbia at a local craft beer cult favorite, Brassneck Brewery. They opened their doors on October 2nd 2013 and is the creative project of some of Vancouver’s craft beer icons. I sat down and spoke with Brassneck Brewery’s brewmaster.
I’ve traveled to Eugene, OR. Home of Ninkasi Brewing Company, who opened their doors in 2006. They have grown rapidly since then to become the 33rd largest brewery in the United States. I sat down with the founding brewmaster Jamie Floyd.
Today I’m in Surrey, British Columbia. Just south of the Fraser River is the production facility for the popular Central City Brewers and Distillers. They started out small, as a brewpub in 2003 but have rapidly expanded to the size they are today. I sat down with their brewmaster and part-owner Gary Lohin.