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Pursuing truly British Columbian beer.
Situated in a renovated, historic feed store, Lillooet Brewing was founded by Sam Quinlan, who has been growing hops in Lillooet since 2009, and Sasha Bordas, a local contractor, homebrewer, and graduate with distinction from the KPU Brewing program.
Sasha and Sam are pursuing a novel approach to making craft beer by focusing entirely on ingredient origins. They aim to empower Canadian farmers and craftspeople who harvest beer’s key ingredients: hops and barley. They will also support wild foragers, beekeepers, and others who source food from the land to provide them with inspiration to make their localized and organic beer.
The co-founders are also passionate about Lillooet’s wildlife. Sacha, a conscientious hunter and seasoned outdoorsman, really cares about the wildlife around Lillooet. Sam is an ornithologist who traveled the world studying birds and protecting their habitats. He knows Lillooet has some of the rarest bird species in Canada and wants to keep them around for generations to come. So they decided to put Lillooet’s wildlife front and centre, literally: every beer they make will celebrate Lillooet’s at-risk species and other keystone species that keep our delicate ecosystems alive.
Stop by this beautiful space in a spectacular locale to sample the beers in the bright, airy taproom or on the dog-friendly patio with panoramic views that seem to go on forever.
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