In my last article, I covered the history of Stanley Park Brewing. Since then, the battle for the former Fish House in Stanley Park began in earnest at a hearing in the Vancouver City Council chamber on January 17th, 2018.
Since becoming involved with the Campaign for Real Ale Society of BC (CAMRA BC) about seven years ago, there are many things I am proud of being involved with related to advocating for changes to be made to BC liquor policies on behalf of the BC craft beer consumers and, at times, the craft beer industry.
Aly Tomlin and Ralf Rosenke decided early on they would retain control of their dream brewery, no matter what it took, and it took a lot out of them. The enormous grins on their faces today when you turn up at Riot Brewing are a joy to see for those of us occasionally exposed over the last 7 years to their brief flashes of welcoming smile, rapidly sliding off their lips followed by the refrain “still plugging away”.