Longtime owner of Pacific Western Brewing passes away

From My Prince George Now, by Brendan Pawliw

Image: Pacific Western Brewing owner Kozuko Komatsu passed away on Monday – Photo courtesy of PWB

The local beer community suffered a major loss to begin the work week as longtime Pacific Western Brewing owner Kazuko Komatsu passed away on Monday.

According to the company’s website, she had owned the brewery for the past 27 years since buying in 1991 when PWB was suffering from financial troubles.

After Kazuko took ownership of the company she invested in improving the brewing process with a constant eye on making quality beer.

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