Today’s I’ve traveled to Victoria, British Columbia to attend Victoria Beer Week. Now in its 5th year, this festival helps highlight not the history of craft beer in Victoria, but to Vancouver Island as well. The week featured a wide variety of events from themed beer nights, food pairings, homebrewing classes and much more.
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.
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.