Celebrate the riot that is life at this beautiful, custom-built Chemainus brewery.
Founders Aly and Ralf were active members of the Vancouver beer scene throughout the 2000s — she as a brewer and he as her best bud and wingman. They decided to make the jump over to Vancouver Island and open their own brewery, but it took quite a bit longer than either imagined. Nonetheless, after several years of perseverance and unflagging optimism, their baby named Riot finally opened in Chemainus. It’s a beautiful spot in a community that is relatively new to craft beer. Drop by for a taste in the tap room or on the sun-drenched patio out front. If you get a chance to meet Aly and Ralf, ask them to tell you a story or two about their experiences opening this brewery. You’ll be having a riot in no time.
Riot Brewing won two gold medals at the 2018 World Beer Cup, a nearly unheard of achievement considering only a handful of breweries from across Canada won a single medal.
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