This was a big week in the Smith house; I landed a new job, and I received an invite from Steamworks Brewing to try a new beer they are launching, the Tropical Tart Ale. I sat down with Steamworks Marketing Manager Justin Van Mulligen to chat about the steps involved in bringing a new beer to the market. How the twenty-one-year-old Vancouver brewery still views itself as a startup by creating unique beers and staying ahead of the trends. And how much of a roll Gastown has played a part in their branding and beers.
Head over to the Steamworks taproom in Burnaby to fill your growler with the Tropical Tart Ale.