Cascadian Beer Podcast | Stories Behind Craft Beer in the Pacific Northwest

Cascadian Beer Podcast | Stories Behind Craft Beer in the Pacific Northwest

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The stories behind Breweries and Craft Beer of the Pacific Northwest.
Aslan Brewing Company - Bellingham, WA
Aug 13 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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: @RealCaskVisit them at…
Joe Wiebe - Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries
Jun 18 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…
Mayne Island Brewing Company - Mayne Island, BC
Apr 30 • 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 • 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 BreweryWebsite:…
Dogwood Brewing - Vancouver, BC
Apr 16 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 For more information…
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…Website:…
Propolis Brewing - Port Townsend, WA
Jun 14, 2016 • 29 min
In this episode, I’m in Port Townsend, WA at Propolis Brewing speaking 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…
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…