VANCOUVER, BC – What’s Brewing reports that Doan’s Craft Brewing has decided to shutter its bricks-and-mortar location in Vancouver’s “Yeast Van” neighbourhood, and will start producing its beers at Craft Collective Beerworks, a facility specializing in contact and licensed brewing.
Co-owner Evan Doan tells What’s Brewing that a primary factor behind the decision is the upcoming departure of his brother and co-founder Mike Doan from the company:
Mike has a great opportunity with his current employer. He gave [partner] Kevin [Sharpe] and me notice that he will be finished with brewery-related work by August 2019. With the size of 1830 Powell Street, it is impossible for Kevin and I to generate enough money to pay a new person a livable Vancouver wage to do what Mike is currently doing. So we had to look elsewhere and for other opportunities.
The new arrangement will see Evan becoming an employee at Craft Collective, where he will “continue running the Doan’s operation, including working on a rebrand and new beer lineup for a 2019 launch.” He and Sharpe will also be scouting for a new and larger location that will allow Doan’s to become fully independent again, although no timeline has been set for those plans.
Evan also notes that several parties have expressed interest in setting up a new brewery in the current Doan’s space, which was previously the original home of Powell Brewery, so the modern tradition of brewing at 1830 Powell may continue.
For more details, see the full article at What’s Brewing.