September 4th, 2019 ~ Vol. 89 No. 36
New Brewery inching closer to opening
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
David Selles Photo
The Pass Beer Co. is continuing work on their brewery
and restaurant. Co-Owner Kieran Thomas says the work should be done sometime over the next couple months. The Pass Beer Co. will brew all of their own beer and will also have a full service restaurant and beer garden as well.
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
The Crowsnest Pass will soon have a new place to enjoy a cold brew that is locally made.

The Pass Beer Co. is in the final stages of preparing to open their doors to the public.

Co-owner of The Pass Beer Co, Kieran Thomas, says it shouldn’t be too much longer before they’re ready for business.

“It will probably be about two more months by the time we get all our licensing and approvals.”

Thomas says there will be plenty to enjoy once the doors open.

“We'll have a brewery in the back and in the front we'll have a full service restaurant. It will be mainly wood fire pizzas. We'll have a 60 seat dining room and a 40 seat patio along with a beer gardens.”

Thomas says he found his inspiration for this project south of the border.
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“I do a lot of biking and running in the Pass. I always compare this area to Bend, Oregon. There are 30 breweries in a town the size of Lethbridge. It's heavy into biking, running and the outdoor scene. All those breweries have full beer gardens, patios and full menus and that's kind of what we felt was missing around here. We want to be able to provide somewhere we can do that so we figured we'd build it ourselves.”

Once open, the Pass Beer Co. will provide the full experience for it’s customers.

“We're trying to provide the whole experience for people. We didn't want to just do beer. We wanted the full sit down and a large space out front so people can come and actually sit and enjoy a beer with their friends.”
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While the restaurant adds a lot, the real star of the show will be the locally brewed beers made on site.

Thomas says there will be a decent amount of variety for people when they come in.

“We have six serving tanks and 12 taps so we'll have up to 12 different beers. Everything will be brewed here.”

Thomas says the hours of operation aren’t set yet as he wants to see what times draw in the most people.

“We'll be open every day to start. Depending on seasonality that might change. We'll get a feel for when our busy and slow times are. We'll try to be open as much as we can.”
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