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: http://cascadian.beer
I met up with a craft beer industry friend in a Vancouver park for a chat. Xander Szymanski is the Head Brewer of Monkey 9 Brewing in Richmond, British Columbia. Located on the traditional unceded territories of the Tsawwassen and Musqueum. We talk about how Xander got into brewing craft beer, some previous places he's worked and a brewery project of his own he started.
Monkey 9 Brewing open their doors in 2017...
In this episode, I find myself in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Located on the traditional unceded territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueum. This area has seen a major boom of breweries opening in recent years, but there is one brewery that is a bit of an outlier on the map compared to the cluster of others. Wildeye Brewing is a quiet gem on the north shore, with a large tasting room and patio in the shadow of the surrounding mountains and trails...
Back in 2016 a new brewery opened up with something a bit different to offer. I’m in Vancouver, British Columbia. Located on the traditional unceded territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueum. In the neighborhood of East Van, also known in the craft beer community as “Yeast Van” is Luppolo Brewing. They opened and have stuck to offering Italian style beers, while expanding their styles and food as well. I sat down with Brewer and Co-Owner Ryan Parfitt.
The neighbourhood of Mt. Pleasent has seen a major transformation in recent years, and a key establishment that has played a major role is Main Street Brewing. Situated inside a Vancouver City Heritage Building, which originally was a brewery when first built apart of the historic Brewery Creek district. I sat down with co-owners Nigel Pike & Cameron Forsyth.
There has been a lot of breweries opening in British Columbia over the last couple of years, and North Vancouver has been one of those hot spots. North Point Brewing is a cozy cabin themed brewery on a quiet street in North Van. I sat down with co-owner Liam Jeffries and brewer Paul Kovamees.
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...