Hometown boy makes good…beer

From BC Local News, by ANDREA DEMEER

Andrea DeMeerIron Road is available at the Princeton BC Liquor Store.

Have you heard the one about the two geologists who walk into a bar?

It reads like the script for the pilot of a hit television series.

Two professionals walk into a bar, while bemoaning their mutual frustration about the cost of living in the big city.

Over drinks they hatch a plan to abandon their established careers and open a craft brewery.

That’s the birth of Iron Road.

Jared Tarswell is proud to call himself Princeton “born and raised.”

He graduated from the local high school more than a decade ago, and headed off to university where he earned a degree in geology.

For seven years he worked as an exploration geologist in the Yukon during the field season, and in a Vancouver office for the balance of the year where he wrote reports and laid plans for future drilling. “Eventually everything was getting really expensive in Vancouver, and my wife and I wanted to start a family,” he said in an interview with The Spotlight.

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