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.
Traditionally craft beer has been in glass bottles, but in recent years there has been an increase in the number of craft beer canned products. When starting a brewery, a major cost can be the bottling or canning line. West Coast Canning in Vancouver, BC provide the solution with their mobile canning lines. I spoke with co-owner Matt Leslie about how they started, and if cans are better for craft beer.