Black Kettle Beer Tasting

at Clover Station Liquor Store

Join us on Saturday May 20th from 4pm to 7pm for a beer tasting by Black Kettle Brewing Co.

Like most great ideas, Black Kettle Brewing was born over a few beers. Bryan Lockhart first entertained the thought of opening a craft brewery after attending a Beer Wars event almost eight years ago. As a long-time employee of Sysco, he was familiar with the restaurant and bar industry, but knew next to nothing about the process of brewing beer; after six months of research, Bryan decided it was a conceivable business venture, and ordered a Sabco brewing system (it now lives in the Black Kettle warehouse).

Bryan’s first attempt at brewing “sucked” (yes, that’s a direct quote). The beer didn’t turn out as well as he’d hoped, and the process was tedious to undertake alone. He turned to his friend Phil Vanderborre who, at the time, was a chef at Gargoyle, a Sysco account of Bryan’s. Phil understood taste profiles and was eager to learn to brew. The two rented a tiny warehouse and began brewing every Friday afternoon for many months. With a business plan in motion, law-abiding paperwork to back it up, they brewed their first batch of Pale Ale on September 1, 2013, and opened the doors at 720 Copping Place, just past the rail tracks in North Vancouver, to the public on January 17, 2014.

Visit Clover Station Liquor Store at 5858 176 Street in Cloverdale.