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Brett French - Barley Days Brewery

What's your position at Barley Days Brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry?

Current position is Brewer at Barley Days Brewery. I got into the industry about 5 years ago as a lover of craft beer and the craft beer culture.

What's new at your brewery?

New at the brewery is our Hibiscus Wheat Beer.


What's the best part of being a part of the Ontario craft brewing community?

The best part about the Ontario craft community are definitely the people. It's great to have a like minded, creative, down to earth group to bounce ideas off and have a beer with!

Your favourite food and beer pairing?

Beer and pizza! Beer and tacos! Beer and burgers! Anything with a little spice goes well with a hoppy IPA. Or a nice crisp lager with some fried fish.

Where does the inspiration for your beer names come from?

The ingredients and style of beer, while staying true to Prince Edward County's history and traditions.

What's your favourite beer not produced by your brewery?

Rouge de Mékinac by À La Fût in St.Tite, Quebec.

What's your biggest accomplishment unrelated to brewing?

Not sure if it's an accomplishment, but travelling and enjoying other countries and places whenever possible.

If you could grab a beer with someone famous, who would it be and why?

Al Purdy would have been a fun guy to have a beer with. He was a home brewer!

Why do so many brewers have beards?

Brewers are frugal - we like to save money on razors.

What was the last beer you used Pleasant Valley Hops in, and what variety of hops was it?

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Last hop used was your Cascade for a single hopped IPA. However, more recently, we used your Chinook for the 2017 version of County IPA. It's coming out next week!