– from Vancity Buzz
Vancouver’s craft beer boom is showing no signs of subsiding, with a set of new breweries poised to open this year. The suds will be tapped in the coming weeks in East Vancouver atStrathcona Beer Company, with their brewery and tasting room projecting an early to mid-June opening.
Located on East Hastings at Campbell at the site of a former warehouse that’s been most recently vacant and boarded up, Strathcona Beer Company, the project represents the realization of all the partners involved of longstanding dreams to open a brewery in B.C. Among those involved with the brewery is Tim Knight of Heatherbrae Builders, who has been keen on the local brewing scene, fuelled by lots of time spent getting to know the industry here and in Tofino.
At the core of the beer side of the operations are friends and former CBC Television guys, Michael “Fezz” Nazarec and Tim Davis. Nazarec has been a prolific and dedicated home brewer for over 30 years, and brings his passion to the brewing operation. The plan is to have a core set of beers on tap for the launch: Pilsner, Smoked Porter, Belgian Golden Ale, an IPA, and some summer seasonal brews.