Hearthstone Brewery is located in North Vancouver, BC where they have been brewing up some innovative craft beers since opening in 2014. Pairing perfectly with this brewery is their “Tap & Forno” restaurant next door which not only serves their brews fresh on tap but also features some great pizzas made in a custom pizza oven. I first sit down with Darren Hollett for the story behind Hearthstone Brewery, then with brewmaster George Woods about their beers.
With just over a year of having their doors open, I visited Penn Cove Brewing Company. Located on Whidbey Island in Washington State. Currently, they are opened as a taproom with dreams of soon becoming a brewery of their own. I spoke with owners Marc & Mitch Aparicio.