Pursuit of hoppiness: Merritt, B.C., gets its first microbrewery

From CBC News | BC

Photo: Empty Keg Brew House sits on Voght Street, the main road that runs through Merritt, B.C. (Empty Keg Brew House (Facebook)) 

Long-time beer maker opens a craft brewery in the Nicola Valley

Located just off the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Kamloops, Merritt, B.C., has its first microbrewery now that the Empty Keg Brew House officially opened last week on the city’s main street.

Twenty-seven years ago, Empty Keg Brew House co-owner and brew master Kyle Hall had a young family and little money. He decided to try his hand at making cheap, homemade beer.

Hall began with simple brew extract kits and table sugar. It wasn’t the best beer, Hall says, but it was cheap.

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