An award-winning nano-brewery set in the Monashee Mountains of the southwest Kootenays.
While Ryan Arnaud and Petri Raito ran a local U-Brew company called Trail Brewing they realized there was great demand for craft beer in their area. So the two best friends purchased a small nanobrewery system from a brewery in North Vancouver that was expanding and opened Rossland Beer Company. Since then they were able to expand to a bigger system built for them by Specific Mechanical.
It’s a small operation with a tasting room that overlooks the brewing area in the basement below—along with a small patio outside that’s perfect for sunny days. Folks come right off the world-class mountain bike trails or ski slopes to sit back, unwind, and enjoy every sip. Locals and visitors enjoying the nearby Red Mountain Ski Resort definitely love the beer being served at the brewery, and so did the judges at the Canadian Brewing Awards, who awarded Rossland’s Seven Summits Milk Stout a gold medal in 2015.
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