KIMBERLEY, BC – A new brewery with a connection to another one south of the border is now open in Kimberley, a small city in southeast British Columbia.
Grist and Mash Brewery has been founded by Tyrone Reitman and Natalie Reitman-White, a husband and wife who are also the owners of Freehand Brewery in Eugene, Oregon. The couple and their son relocated to Kimberley in late 2019, and secured visas through the BC Entrepreneurship Program in order to open the brewery.
In an interview with the Kimberley Bulletin, Tyrone explained the philosophy behind Grist and Mash and its beers:
The basic idea of Grist and Mash is to use super local ingredients and keep it really fresh and always have a rotation of beers on tap so you’ll see a number of beers repeat but it’s always going to be a fresh list on here. We sized the brew system basically to always keep beer flowing through this space and then do some regional distribution of specialty, interesting, kind of wild-gathered beers and Belgian styles as well.
Open since mid-March, the brewery and taproom is currently pouring Sabro Juicy Pale Ale (5.2% abv), Azacca White IPA (5.2% abv), Cashmere Cream Ale (4.9% abv), Tandem Belgian Blonde (5.9% abv), Ava Saison (7% abv), Maple Brown Porter (5.7% abv), and Ides Springtime Seasonal IPA (5.6% abv). In addition to taproom service, beers can be purchased in growlers and crowlers to go, with most brands also available in cans or bottles.
Grist and Mash Brewery is located at 345 Wallinger Ave. in Kimberley, and is open on Wednesday to Friday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Saturday from 12:00 noon to 9:00 PM, and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 7:00 PM. For more details, see the brewery’s Facebook page.