A few months ago in the Spring, I was in Penticton attending and part of the judges panel for Okanagan Fest of Ales. While there I stopped in to say “Hi” to some friends of the podcast who were in the process of opening their own brewery. Like many stories I’ve encountered while making this podcast series, things don’t always go according to plan. The brewery had to change their name for various reasons a few days before my visit. But now fully open and operational I chatted Liam Peyton & Chris Vandenberg with Slackwater Brewing.
I was very fortunate to visit a beautiful part of British Columbia. I traveled highway 16 in the Northern part of the Provence recently and I made a stop in the community of Terrace. Sherwood Mountain is a brewery focusing mostly on lagers and has been quite successful in the local area. On a very busy Thursday afternoon, I sat down with the brewer and co-owner Darryl Tucker.
I’m at either the end of the road or the beginning of it, depending on how you look at it. Prince Rupert, British Columbia is on the Pacific Coast of Highway 16 in the northern part of the Provence. Here a small local brewery has been winning awards for the past few years and yet are still kind of a secret to the larger world. I sat down with Craig Outhet of Wheelhouse Brewing.
I’m in British Columbia’s capital, Victoria. During my visit to Victoria Craft Beer Week I had a chance to visit many of the local breweries. One of them being Moon Under Water Brewery - Pub and Distillery. I sat down with their Brewmaster, Clay Potter, to talk about their creativity and their adventure into distilling.
I’ve traveled all over Cascadia so far in this series, but this is the furthest north I’ve been so far. I’m in Smithers, BC, a community with a population around 6,000. I wanted to know the challenges of opening a brewery so far North and what the communities response has been. So I stopped in and talked with Smithers Brewing Company and spoke with brewmaster Cameron McKeigan.