Building a Brewery: Snakes, Sub-Zero Temps, and Sushi
This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy brings in Brad McQuhae and Balbir Sidhu from Konig Brewing Systems in Abbotsford, BC, and John Legnard from Blue Moon Brewing at the Molson Brewery in Montreal, Quebec.
In January, Jimmy had Brad on episode 565 to talk about all things craft beer in British Columbia. Back on the show for round two, Brad came with tons of hysterical stories, including dealing with snakes and rats in breweries, working just below the arctic circle, eating out in Japan, and mastering a brewing system in a 100-year-old baseball stadium.
Alongside Brad, Balbir tells us how he got started as an engineer, and about a very special project he worked on in a hockey arena early in his career. The gang has been in the industry for decades, taking us back in time for a glimpse of what early craft brewing looked like in the 90s. John also reveals the secret weapons Brad and Balbir bring to the table, as well as the highly detailed checklist you need to map out before building a brewery.
After taking us from Japan to the Caribbean, Jimmy brings the show back home by asking the gang what refreshing beer he should try out this summer, and John offers a couple of mouth-watering recommendations.
Photo Courtesy of John Legnard.
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