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

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. Subscribe to the Cascadian Beer Podcast to learn and discover new breweries in the Pacific Northwest. Visit the website:



      episode 36: pFriem Family Brewers - Hood River, OR

      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 conversation during the Great American Beer Festival.

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      episode 35: BC Beer Awards 2017

      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.

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      episode 34: The Great American Beer Festival 2017

      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 Denver to not only learn about trending beers from around the country but also to see how influential the Pacific Northwest has been in the brewing industry.

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      episode 33: Hearthstone Brewery - North Vancouver, BC

      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 fresh on tap but also features some great pizzas made in a custom pizza oven. I first sit down with Darren Hollett for the story behind Hearthstone Brewery, then with brewmaster George Woods about their beers.



      episode 32: Penn Cove Brewing Company - Coupeville, WA

      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 & Mitch Aparicio.

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      episode 31: Brewers Row - Port Moody, BC (Part 1)

      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 breweries situated on this street, which has earned it the nickname of "Brewers Row."

      I'm focusing on two breweries in this episode and visit the remaining breweries in a future episode.

      Today I'll be speaking with the first...



      episode 30: Aslan Brewing Company - Bellingham, WA

      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 their doors to the Bellingham public. I spoke with Owner & CEO, Jack Lamb.

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      episode 29: Riot Brewing Co. - Chemainus, BC

      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 of their packaging, head over to the show page on our website:

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      episode 28: RoofTop Brewing Company - Seattle, WA

      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 with the head of operations Craig Christian.

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      episode 27: Real Cask - Vancouver, BC

      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
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