There has been more than a few beer stories in these pages. But this latest one has a bit of a twist.
These newly-minted brewers are friends; they ride in our cycling group. Or, at least they did, until they decided to open a brewery.
Actually, their new venture is been brewing for more than a couple of years. But as any entrepreneur knows, getting a new enterprise successfully off the ground all comes down to crunch time.
Thankfully, they were able to take a few moments out of their hectic days leading up to their grand opening to allow me to help tell their story.
MARIO BARTEL/THE TRI-CITY NEWS Andrea MacIntosh checks out one of the beers brewed by Tinhouse Brewing, which is located right off the Traboulay Trail in Port Coquitlam.
MARIO BARTEL/THE TRI-CITY NEWS Phil Smith stands amidst the forest of six stainless steel tanks at Port Coquitlam’s newest craft brewery, Tinhouse.
MARIO BARTEL/THE TRI-CITY NEWS One of the brew tanks at Tinhouse Brewing awaits its next batch.
MARIO BARTEL/THE TRI-CITY NEWS Andrea MacIntosh and Phil Smith cool off in the refrigeration locker at their new Port Coquitlam craft brewery, Tinhouse.
MARIO BARTEL/THE TRI-CITY NEWS The taps at Tinhouse Brewing were crafted by the partner of one of the Port Coquitlam brewery’s owners.
MARIO BARTEL/THE TRI-CITY NEWS Andrea MacIntosh and Phil Smith toast their new Port Coquitlam craft brewery, Tinhouse Brewing, which opens this weekend.
MARIO BARTEL/THE TRI-CITY NEWS Tinhouse Brewing is Port Coquitlam’s third craft brewery.