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.
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.
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.
What if all your favorite breweries were on the same street? Well, that's exactly what has happened in Port Moody, BC. The zoning of the municipality has created a unique situation where all the breweries are located on Murray Street. There are four breweries situated on this street, which has earned it the nickname of "Brewers Row."
In this episode I'm featuring Yellow Dog Brewing & Moody Ales.
In the Northwestern corner of Washington State is a brewery dedicated to making organic ales and lagers. Aslan Brewing Company was an idea born in 2012 but took a few year to develop until they opened their doors. After 130 pilot batches, they opened their doors to the Bellingham public. I spoke with Owner & CEO, Jack Lamb.