CUMBERLAND, BC – The flurry of new brewery openings in British Columbia during the latter months of 2014 was pretty well documented here on CBN, but there was one that we missed out on mentioning in December due to the holiday break.
Cumberland Brewing opened its doors on December 23rd in its namesake village of Cumberland in BC’s Comox Valley. Founded by two couples – Darren Adam & Michelle Forslund and Caroline & Mike Tymchuk – the brewery is located next door to Riders Pizza, a popular restaurant owned by Caroline and featuring pizzas created by Mike, a veteran brewer who worked at Spinnakers Brewpub in the 1980s, and founded Calgary’s Wild Rose Brewery in 1996.
After several years away from the brewing industry, Mike is back at the kettles at Cumberland, where he will be brewing a constantly rotating line-up of beers. The brewery features a tasting lounge that seats 20 people and a retail store selling 1 litre squealers, 1.89 litre growlers, and 8.5 litre “party pigs” of Cumberland beers. Kegs will also be available for draught sales at several local establishments, but the main focus will be on direct sales at the brewery.