Ralf Rosenke

Legends of DIX Pt I: Birth of CAMRA Vancouver

Legends of DIX Pt I: Birth of CAMRA Vancouver

30 years ago, the craft beer enthusiast movement found fertile ground on Vancouver Island when both CAMRA Victoria and What’s Brewing were established. Thirteen years later, CAMRA would establish its first permanent beachhead on the BC mainland. WB contributor J. Random provides a look back at CAMRA Vancouver’s early days at the legendary DIX BBQ & Brewery, and the eventual loss marked by Four Beers & A Funeral.

Ullage & Spillage: Riot Is Their Life
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Ullage & Spillage: Riot Is Their Life

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”.

That's All There Was!

That's All There Was!