This is not your average beer show. You won't find consistent beer reviews or the latest opinion gossip about the industry. The Cascadian Beer Podcast is about the people behind the local breweries in the Pacific Northwest. Each episode is dedicated to a single brewery; we profile their history, how they started and their place in the local community.
Cascadia is a bio-region in the Pacific Northwest which is made up of the US States of Washington & Oregon, as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia. This is an area that helped kickstart the craft beer industry in North America and has seen tremendous growth in recent years.
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Normally when I’m traveling to the Okanagan, I typically stop at a halfway point for a break to stretch my legs, maybe gas up the car and grab a quick snack and continue on my journey. But now knowing there is a brewery, I may have to reconsider my stopover. I’m in the town of Merritt, British Columbia. Typically a three hour drive from Vancouver, this town is now home to The Empty Keg Brew House. I sat down with Co-owner and Brewer, Kyle Hall.
I've travelled to a top vacation destination in British Columbia. Whistler is known for its skiing, but it is also home to a lot of fantastic Summer activities, and of course, not to mention, great craft beer. In this episode speak with Brewer Derrick Franche at High Mountain Brewing and Owner/Brewer Kevin Winter at Coast Mountain Brewing.
I've travelled to Kelowna to visit a brewery in a 100-year-old building. BNA Brewing opened their doors in 2015 and have been gradually expanding ever since. Not just a brewery, this build also houses a great eatery of theirs as well as an upstairs bowling alley. I sat down with one of the owners Kyle Nixon.
I'm back in the Okanagan Valley visiting Penticton. In recent years, this region has seen a major boom in new craft breweries opening, but there are a couple who have been around for a few decades. I visit Tin Whistle Brewing and The Barley Mill Brewpub.
This time of year there is so much going on in the beer world. Notably, fresh hop season! I connected with friends of the podcast, CLS Farms and Yakima Valley Hops to talk about their hop programs and importantly their One in Eight Fresh Hop Campaign, which is raising money and awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness month.
I spoke with Shelley Desmarais of CLS Farms and Jeff Perkins of Yakima Valley Hops.
To learn more and order this year's 1 in 8 Fresh Hops, head to: https://1in8...
I've traveled to the municipality of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, visiting a brewery that has been around since 2013. With two locals, one being their production brewery and the other their brewpub, Longwood focus heavily on local ingredients and supporting the local community. I sat down with Owner/Brewmaster Harley Smith.
In my first revisit episode, I catch up with friends of the podcast Bridge Brewing. I first spoke with them on episode 23 of the podcast, and a lot has changed since then. Located in North Vancouver along Lonsdale Avenue is their new second location, The Bridgedeck. I sat down with Co-Owner and Director of Consumption, Leigh Stratton.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, I started a series of live stream interviews reaching out to brewers and others in the beer industry. I thought I would share these interview as bonus content for this podcast. In this first episode my guests are beer and real life brothers... Clete Hanson of Another Beer Co. in New Westminster, BC and Matthew Hanson of Whistle Punk Brewing in Spokane, WA. The audio is from the original live stream that happened on Apr 13, 2020
I've traveled to Kamloops, British Columbia. I had the opportunity to visit a new brewery just before launch while attending Brewloops 2019. Bright Eye Brewing is a brewery dreamt up by two friends who became inspired after visiting a Vancouver based brewery. I sat down with Bryan Craig.