A podcast series about the stories behind craft beer in the Pacific Northwest
I’m in Seattle, WA. Almost in the shadow of the Ballard Bridge, there is a brewery with an excellent view. RoofTop Brewing Company started in a garage in 2012, but always had a dream of becoming a place where you can enjoy a pint on a rooftop. I spoke with the head of operations Craig Christian.
I spoke with Adam Chatburn of Real Cask in Vancouver, BC which focuses on making traditional British Style ales.
I attended a talk by prominent beer writer, Joe Wiebe, better known as the 'Thirsty Writer'. The talk was about the history of craft beer in BC and key moments that ignited the revolution. If after listening to this you want to know more, you can check out Joe’s book ‘Craft Beer Revolution’.
Farmhouse Fest is a relatively new beer festival, held at a unique location which focuses on these more traditional styles of craft beer. I spoke with one of the event orginizers Dave Shea.
Just over the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in Vancouver, BC is Bridge Brewing Company, Vancouver's first nano-brewery. There are two interviews in this episode, first, with Co-Owner Leigh Stratton and then Brewmaster Kerry Dyson.
I’m visiting Mayne Island, a small community of just over a thousand people located in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Mayne Island Brewing Company opened their doors in December 2016 with small batch, bottle conditioned beers. I spoke with owners Michael Garratt & Annette Witteman.
I spoke with Will Kemper, Co-owner and Brewmaster for Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham, WA. This operation has seen such growth, they have recently opened another production facility to meet demand.
I’m in Vancouver, BC just off Marine Drive, at a cozy tasting room that features organic beers and other organic treats. Dogwood Brewing opened its doors as Vancouver’s first organic brewery in March of 2015.
I’ve traveled down I-5 in Washington State to the city of Everett. Home to the Boeing Assembly plant, this area has seen growth in recent years, including the craft beer scene. Starting in the back shed in 2009, Justice Brewing is a one man project which is seeing some major expansion later this year.
My long weekend adventure on Galiano Island.