Cascadian Beer Podcast

Cascadian Beer Podcast

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The Stories Behind Craft Beer in the Pacific Northwest.
Brewer: Cat Wiest (Pelican Brewpub & Pink Boots Society)
Apr 24 • 19 min
Back in 2017 I went to Denver to attend my first Great American Beer Festival. On my first night there I went to the Pink Boots Society Rare Beer event. That’s where I met Brewer Cat Wiest. At the time she was working in Santa Cruz, but then flicked me a…
Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse - Terrace, BC
Apr 10 • 16 min
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…
Passport: Malbygg Brugghus - Reykjavik, Iceland
Apr 1 • 22 min
I recently took a trip out of Cascadia to explore a new part of the world. I found myself in Iceland where craft beer is starting to take off in the country. Beer above 2% ABV was actually illegal in Iceland until 1989 and on top of that, not much…
Off The Rail - Vancouver, BC
Mar 6 • 17 min
I’m in the neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC known as Yeast Van. Just celebrating their fourth birthday, Off the Rail is a brewery that has been sticking to traditional recipes, yet not afraid to experiment from time to time to create new classics. I sat…
Wheelhouse Brewing Co. - Prince Rupert, BC
Jan 30 • 20 min
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…
Three Creeks Brewing Co. - Sisters, OR
Jan 16 • 17 min
Located in the majestic Deschutes National Forest is the town of Sisters, OR. I traveled here to visit a brewery that opened its doors during a not so ideal time period when the national economy was in a recession. But they have managed to grow despite…
Barkerville Brewing Co. - Quesnel, BC
Dec 31, 2018 • 22 min
I’m in Cariboo Regional District of British Columbia in Quesnel. Located in the center of the city along Highway 97 is a brewery with a brand connection back to the regions gold rush days, Barkerville Brewing. I sat down with their Brewmaster Erin Dale.…
Moon Under Water Brewery – Pub and Distillery - Victoria, BC
Nov 28, 2018 • 22 min
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,…
Red Collar Brewing - Kamloops, BC
Oct 31, 2018 • 33 min
I’ve traveled to Kamloops, BC. A town that isn’t new craft beer, but still is trying to find its place in the market. In this episode, I visit Red Collar Brewing. A family run brewery in the heart of downtown Kamloops. I spoke with Lara & David Beardsell.…
Great American Beer Festival 2018
Oct 24, 2018 • 58 min
It is the biggest weekend on the Craft Beer calendar, Great American Beer Festival! I was lucky to attend GABF for the second year in a row. It was great catching up with friends of the podcast, as well as meeting new breweries and people. In this episode…
Smithers Brewing Company - Smithers, BC
Sep 27, 2018 • 34 min
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…
Callister Brewing - Vancouver, BC
Aug 26, 2018 • 33 min
Located in East Vancouver… Or in the brewing world commonly referred to as “Yeast Van” is a brewery unlike any other in Canada. Callister Brewing is home to multiple breweries sharing the space to test and grow their brands. Thanks to The BC Ale Trail for…
Field House Brewing Co. - Abbotsford, BC
Jul 15, 2018 • 19 min
I’ve traveled out to the Fraser Valley in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia to visit a brewery with an extremely local focus. Opening their doors in 2016, Field House Brewing Co. focus on using and incorporating local ingredients to not only their…
Category 12 Brewing - Victoria, BC
Jun 10, 2018 • 21 min
I’m back on Vancouver Island visiting a brewery that truly stands out in the BC beer scene. Category 12 is located just north of downtown Victoria and focus on being a little more experimental in the beers they produce. I sat down with Michael & Karen…
Backcountry Brewing - Squamish, British Columbia
May 6, 2018 • 18 min
Along the Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia is the community of Squamish. Known as the recreational capital of Canada, this small town is home to a brewery that embraces that spirit to heart. I sat down with two of the co-founders Ben Reeder & John…
Hoyne Brewing Co. - Victoria, BC
Mar 25, 2018 • 40 min
Victoria, British Columbia is a key center for craft beer in BC. Sean Hoyne started his career in at the iconic Swan’s Pub when it opened in 1989. From there he has been part of Victoria’s Craft Beer Scene ever since. In recent years, he finally had the…
Victoria Beer Week - Victoria, BC
Mar 11, 2018 • 47 min
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…
Ex Novo Brewing Company - Portland, OR
Feb 25, 2018 • 11 min
Community focus has been at the core of Ex Novo Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon since they opened their doors in July of 2014. While attending The Great American Beer Festival I had an opportunity to sit down with the Founder Joel Gregoryof this…
Strange Fellows Brewing - Vancouver, BC
Feb 11, 2018 • 29 min
Along Clark Drive in Vancouver, BC is a brewery inspired by old world traditions while still staying true to the Pacific Northwest. Part of Vancouver “Yeast Van” neighborhood, Strange Fellows Brewing opened their doors in 2014. I spoke with Owner &…
Bandon Brewing Company - Bandon, OR
Jan 28, 2018 • 11 min
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…
Brewers Row - Port Moody, BC (Part 2)
Jan 14, 2018 • 32 min
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…
The North Fork - Deming, WA
Dec 31, 2017 • 23 min
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…
Brassneck Brewery - Vancouver, BC
Dec 17, 2017 • 17 min
I’m in Metro Vancouver in British Columbia at a local craft beer cult favorite, Brassneck Brewery. They opened their doors on October 2nd 2013 and is the creative project of some of Vancouver’s craft beer icons. I sat down and spoke with Brassneck…
Ninkasi Brewing Company - Eugene, OR
Dec 3, 2017 • 28 min
I’ve traveled to Eugene, OR. Home of Ninkasi Brewing Company, who opened their doors in 2006. They have grown rapidly since then to become the 33rd largest brewery in the United States. I sat down with the founding brewmaster Jamie Floyd. Ninkasi Brewing…
Central City Brewers & Distillers - Surrey, BC
Nov 19, 2017 • 31 min
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…
pFriem Family Brewers - Hood River, OR
Nov 5, 2017 • 18 min
Today I’m speaking with Josh pFriem, owner and brewmaster of pFriem Family Brewers in Hood River, OR. They opened their doors in 2012 and have rapidly gained a reputation for crafting beautiful beers in the shadow of Mt. Hood. We sat down for a…
BC Beer Awards 2017
Oct 23, 2017 • 48 min
October is BC Craft Beer Month and the highlight is the BC Beer Awards. All of the British Columbia brewing industry comes together to celebrate BC Craft Beer. In this episode Joe Wiebe (Thirsty Writer) joins me to co-host this episode. BC Beer Awards…
The Great American Beer Festival 2017
Oct 10, 2017 • 82 min
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…
Hearthstone Brewery - North Vancouver, BC
Sep 24, 2017 • 21 min
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…
Penn Cove Brewing Company - Coupeville, WA
Sep 10, 2017 • 23 min
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 &…
Brewers Row - Port Moody, BC (Part 1)
Aug 27, 2017 • 38 min
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…
Aslan Brewing Company - Bellingham, WA
Aug 13, 2017 • 21 min
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…
Riot Brewing Co. - Chemainus, BC
Jul 30, 2017 • 37 min
I’m in Chemainus, BC on Vancouver Island at a brewery that took over seven years to open their doors. There is a lot behind the story of Riot Brewing Co. so I spoke with two of the founders Aly Tomlin & Ralf Rosenke. If you want to check out some photos…
RoofTop Brewing Company - Seattle, WA
Jul 16, 2017 • 21 min
I’m in Seattle, WA. Almost in the shadow of the Ballard Bridge, there is a brewery with an excellent view. RoofTop Brewing Company started in a garage in 2012, but always had a dream of becoming a place where you can enjoy a pint on a rooftop. I spoke…
Real Cask - Vancouver, BC
Jul 2, 2017 • 27 min
Cask ales are the focus of this episode, so I’m at Real Cask in Vancouver, BC. I spoke with owner Adam Chatburn on everything from British style beers, real ale, CAMRA and even Coronation Street. Follow Real Cask on Twitter: @RealCask Visit them at…
Joe Wiebe - Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries
Jun 18, 2017 • 32 min
During Bellingham Beer Week, I attended a talk by prominent beer writer, Joe Wiebe, better known as the ‘Thirsty Writer’. The talk was about the history of craft beer in BC and key moments that ignited the revolution. If after listening to this you want…
Farmhouse Fest - Vancouver, BC
Jun 4, 2017 • 39 min
I’m profiling a festival that showcases Farmhouse style craft beers to Vancouver, BC. In other areas of Cascadia these styles are pretty well known, but in British Columbia that isn’t always the case. Farmhouse Fest is a relatively new beer festival, held…
West Coast Canning - Vancouver, BC
May 21, 2017 • 14 min
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…
Bridge Brewing Company - North Vancouver, BC
May 7, 2017 • 28 min
Just over the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in Vancouver, BC is Bridge Brewing Company, Vancouver’s first nano-brewery. There are two interviews in this episode, first, with Co-Owner Leigh Stratton and then Brewmaster Kerry Dyson. Bridge Brewing Company…
Mayne Island Brewing Company - Mayne Island, BC
Apr 30, 2017 • 21 min
Situated in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Mayne Island Brewing Company opened it’s doors in December 2016. I spoke with owners Michael Garratt & Annette Witteman, who specialize in small batch, bottle conditioned beers. Check out some…
Chuckanut Brewery - Bellingham, WA
Apr 23, 2017 • 25 min
I spoke with Will Kemper, Co-owner and Brewmaster for Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham, WA. This operation has seen such growth, they have recently opened another production facility to meet demand. Chuckanut Brewery Website:…
Dogwood Brewing - Vancouver, BC
Apr 16, 2017 • 30 min
In this episode, I’m in Vancouver, BC just off Marine Drive, at a cozy tasting room that features organic beers and other organic treats. Dogwood Brewing opened its doors as Vancouver’s first organic brewery in March of 2015. Dogwood Brewing Website:…
Justice Brewing - Everett, WA
Apr 9, 2017 • 16 min
I’ve traveled down I-5 in Washington State to the city of Everett. Home to the Boeing Assembly plant, this area has seen growth in recent years, including the craft beer scene. Starting in the back shed in 2009, Justice Brewing is a one man project which…
Stones Throw Brewing Co. - Bellingham, WA
Apr 2, 2017 • 22 min
I’m in the historic neighbourhood of Fairhaven in Bellingham, WA. Opened in April 2016, Stones Throw Brewing Company is a relaxing space to enjoy a beer with friends, or the down-to-earth locals. I spoke with brewmaster Tony Luciano. For more information…
Strathcona Beer Company - Vancouver, BC
Mar 19, 2017 • 16 min
I’m in the neighbourhood of Strathcona in Vancouver, BC, an area undergoing significant growth and redevelopment following a period of urban decay. The service industry is responding to this upswing, one of them being the Strathcona Beer Company. I spoke…
Ecliptic Brewing - Portland, OR
Mar 5, 2017 • 25 min
In this episode, I’m in Portland, Oregon. Very excited to be visiting Ecliptic Brewing and speaking with Oregon craft beer legend John Harris. We talk about his history in the Oregon craft beer scene, working with McMenamins Hillsdale Brewpub, being the…
Ground Breaker Brewing - Portland, OR
Feb 5, 2017 • 12 min
In this episode, I’m in Portland, Oregon. Just east of the Willamette River is a gluten-free oasis. Ground Breaker Brewing opened it’s doors in the fall of 2011 and focuses on making gluten-free beers. I spoke with owner James Neumeister. For more…
Cascade Brewing - Portland, OR
Jan 22, 2017 • 23 min
In this episode, I’m in Portland, Oregon at Cascade Brewing. The brewery started in 1998 and focuses on sour beers. I have two interviews to share in this episode. 1) Art Larrance - Owner of Cascade Brewing, talks about the backstory and history of the…
The Commons Brewery - Portland, OR
Jan 8, 2017 • 17 min
In this episode, I’m in Portland, Oregon. Just east of the Willamette River near downtown at The Commons Brewery, where I spoke with owner Michael Wright. For more from The Cascadian Beer Podcast.. go to website: http://cascadian.beer This episode was…
Drinks with: WNY Brews Podcast
Dec 3, 2016 • 36 min
Things are slightly different in this episode of the Cascadian Beer Podcast. I jump on a Skype call with a fellow regional beer podcaster and we try each other’s regional beers. Scott hosts WNY Brews from Buffalo, New York. The beers we shared: Cascadia…
Atwood Ales - Blaine, WA
Nov 6, 2016 • 26 min
In this episode, I’m right on the US & Canadian border in Blaine, WA. At the newly opened Atwood Ales, Blaine’s first & oldest brewery, Josh & Monica Smith began releasing their beers in Spring 2016. For more from The Cascadian Beer Podcast.. go to…
Lucky Envelope Brewing - Seattle, WA
Oct 23, 2016 • 16 min
In this episode, I’m in Seattle, WA in the neighborhood of Ballard at Lucky Envelope Brewing speaking with Brewer Barry Chan & Director of Operations Raymond Kwan. Started in 2014 this small neighborhood brewery focuses of making some German inspired…
Foggy Noggin Brewery - Bothell, WA
Oct 9, 2016 • 19 min
In this episode, I’m in Bothell, WA at Foggy Noggin Brewery speaking with Owner & Brewer Jim Jamison. This small brewery is actually in a residential home in a suburb just outside of Seattle. Only open to the public on Saturdays, they specialize in making…
Dageraad Brewing - Burnaby, BC
Sep 18, 2016 • 20 min
In this episode, I’m in Burnaby, BC at Dageraad Brewing. Situated in the Greater Vancouver area, this small brewery specializes in making Belgian inspired beers. I spoke with brewer Ben Coli. For more information about Dageraad Brewing. Website:…
Wander Brewing - Bellingham, WA
Aug 28, 2016 • 20 min
In this episode, I’m in Bellingham, WA at Wander Brewing. Bellingham has seen an explosion of breweries in recent years, and Wander are considered to be one of the ‘originals’ from the boom. I spoke with owners Colleen & Chad Kuehl. For more information…
Spinnakers Brewpub - Victoria, BC
Aug 7, 2016 • 59 min
In this episode, I’m in Victoria, BC at Canada’s oldest Brewpub, Spinnakers which was estblished in 1984. President, Paul Hadfield joined me for an extended chat about Spinnakers and the history of Craft Beer in BC. For more information about Spinnakers…
Maple Meadows Brewing Company - Maple Ridge, BC
Jul 17, 2016 • 13 min
In this episode, I’m in Maple Ridge, BC at Maple Meadows Brewing Company speaking with Owner & Brewmaster, Carlo Baroccio & Brewer, Dan Therien. Maple Meadows Brewing Company was established in 2015. The first brewery to open in Maple Ridge. For more…
Steel & Oak Brewing Co. - New Westminster, BC
Jun 29, 2016 • 32 min
In this episode, I’m in New Westminster, BC at Steel & Oak Brewing Co. speaking with Owner, Jorden Foss & Brewmaster, Eric Mouta. Steel & Oak Brewing Co was established in 2012 near the Fraser River. For more information about Steel & Oak Brewing……
Propolis Brewing - Port Townsend, WA
Jun 14, 2016 • 29 min
I’m in Port Townsend, WA at Propolis Brewingspeaking with Brew Masters & Owners, Robert Horner & Piper Corbett. Propolis Brewing was established in 2012 and focuses on traditional farmhouse ales. For more information about Propolis Brewing… Website:…
Whistler Brewing Company - Whistler, BC
May 29, 2016 • 15 min
In this episode, I’m in Whistler, BC at Whistler Brewing Company speaking with Brew Master, Matt Dean. Whistler Brewing Company was established in 1989 and has been through a few different ownership’s in that time. Today it is proudly BC owned and…
Birdsview Brewing Company - Birdsview, WA
May 18, 2016 • 19 min
In this episode, I’m in Birdsview, Washington speaking with Father/Daughter Brewmasters Bill Voigt, and Julie Voigt, at Birdsview Brewing Company. Birdsview Brewing Company is a family owned and operated brewery which opened it’s doors in 2006. Located in…
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May 17, 2016 • 0 min
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