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.
Today I’m speaking with Josh pFriem, owner and brewmaster of pFriem Family Brewers in Hood River, OR. They opened their doors in 2012 and have rapidly gained a reputation for crafting beautiful beers in the shadow of Mt. Hood. We sat down for a conversation during the Great American Beer Festival.
I've left Cascadia and ventured to Denver, Colorado where I was fortunate enough to attend The Great American Beer Festival 2017. This is my first time at the festival and had such a great experience that I've documented in this episode.
I've come to Denver to not only learn about trending beers from around the country but also to see how influential the Pacific Northwest has been in the brewing industry.