In this episode, Aaron visits Alberni Brewing in Port Alberni, BC.

As soon as travel restrictions opened up, Aaron hit the road and took a ferry to Vancouver Island!

“It’s always a great feeling escaping the city and visiting communities around the province!” – Aaron Johnson.

Aaron visited Alberni Brewing Company, a new brewery that recently opened up in Port Alberni, where he sat down with co-owner Heather Welsh.

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Alberni Brewing in Port Alberni, BC

Founded by Heather and Jason Welsh in partnership with Yvan St. Onge, a local chef, Alberni Brewing features spacious seating, a fireplace, an outdoor patio, and a full kitchen serving a wide range of delicious dishes alongside tasty beers. Head Brewer Jason Welsh brings years of homebrewing experience and passion to the beer lineup, which includes core standards alongside rotating seasonals.

Alberni Brewing - submitted
Alberni Brewing in Port Alberni, BC

A few things Aaron learned:

  1. Alberni Brewing opened just four days before full COVID restrictions were initiated in the province.
  2. The brewery also features a full kitchen with an excellent menu.
  3. Heather is originally from Wales, but met her husband who is originally from Port Alberni, while overseas.

Listen to the podcast here:

Cascadian Beer Podcast - Alberni Brewing

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