In this episode, Aaron visits Monkey 9 Brewing in Richmond, BC.
“I met up with a craft beer industry friend in a Vancouver park for a chat. Xander Szymanski is the Head Brewer of Monkey 9 Brewing in Richmond. We talked about how Xander got into brewing craft beer, some previous places where he has worked, and a brewery project of his own he started.”
Monkey 9 Brewing, located on the traditional unceded territories of the Tsawwassen and Musqueum, opened in 2017. Born in the year of the Monkey, this brewery has a massive restaurant and bar area to enjoy their beers, and it is also connected to a bowling alley.
This facility has been around for a while, first known as Big River Brewing and then later as Be Right Back Brewing.
Three things Aaron learned about Monkey 9:
- Monkey 9 was founded in the year of Monkey
- Monkey 9 is one of the few breweries located in Richmond
- Xander won Bronze at the Canadian Brewing Awards for his Baltic Porter
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