VANCOUVER, BC – Callister Brewing, a Vancouver brewery that operates under a unique business model described as a “hybrid of co-op and contract brewing,” has announced details of its partner breweries for 2016-17.
Callister is owned by Chris Lay and Diana McKenzie, a duo who are brewing their own line-up of beers and sodas, but who also share the space with three other brewers, allowing them all to more easily launch their brands onto the market.
Following a year of business, original partners Brewery Creek Brewing and Machine Ales have moved on, and have been replaced by two newcomers:
- Boombox Brewing – “all things hoppy and sour” from brewers Kent Courtice and Phil Spurgeon.
- Lightheart Brewing – a variety of beers from brewer Nathaniel Senff.
The third original partner, Real Cask – traditional cask ales by Adam Chatburn – has signed up for another year, and will continue brewing at the facility.
Beer brewed at Callister is not packaged in cans or bottles, but all four imprints have their brands pouring in the brewery tap room, with some also available in growlers.