PWB’s reforestation program continues in the Prince George area

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Pacific Western Brewing’s “Cariboo Cares” reforestation program has continued this summer with the planting of more than 70,000 Spruce and Lodgepole Pine seedlings about 50 km southwest of Prince George. PWB CEO Taizan Komatsu says: “At PWB we believe in investing where we live and our ongoing reforestation program is a vital component of our […]

New Plant Manager named at PWB

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Cindy Hartford, who started in PWB’s Quality Assurance Department in 1996, has been appointed Plant Manager effective September 1st when the current manager, Tom Leboe, retires after 50 years’ service at the Prince George brewery. PWB CEO Taizan Komatsu said: “We are excited that Cindy will bring her expertise and keen attention to detail to […]

Cariboo Genuine Draft wins bronze trophy

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Pacific Western Brewing’s Cariboo Genuine Draft has been awarded a bronze trophy in the “light lager” category at the Canadian International Beer Awards in Edmonton. PWB CEO Taizan Komatsu said: “I am proud to be a part of a brewery that continues to produce award winning beers. It is an honour to lead a home-grown […]

A PWB backgrounder … success is brewing

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Pacific Western Brewing – BC’s Prince George-based independent home-grown brewery – continues to build on a legacy of quality and innovation. And, 2019 is shaping up to be another year of strong sales, product line diversification and philanthropic investments back in the community unparalleled in our industry. One of the most frequent questions we are […]

Brewery upgrades advance PWB’s quality goals

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At Pacific Western Brewing, the quest for quality is ongoing and recent technological upgrades at our Prince George brewery have enhanced our ability to deliver products that taste better and stay fresh longer. PWB General Manager Scott Rattee says: “in 2018 the brewery invested $4 million in technological upgrades earlier this year. At PWB, quality […]

A brewing vision that aged slowly

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On July 16th, 1956 Prince George “investors” were invited “to share in the profits of Central and Northern BC’s first brewery.” The total start-up cost of the Caribou Brewing Company Ltd. project was initially estimated at $550,000 and ended up costing $1.2 million. Cariboo Lager would be marketed in the Yukon, throughout the BC north […]