Kaslo, located in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, on the western shore of Kootenay Lake is a sweet Canadian town unlike any other. In this place people are still polite, still wave hi to strangers on the sidewalk and still value good natured old fashioned people. This town makes you feel welcome and right at home, especially with their newest business Angry Hen Brewing! The brewery can be found in the most ideal location on the main drag, towards the water, just across the street from the famed S.S.Moyie (the oldest intact passenger sternwheeler in the world). Inside is a pleasant, spacious tasting room with giant glass windows so you can people watch or just admire the view. The brewery is fully equipped with all that the craft beer lovers hearts could desire, including 7 delicious beers on tap, and craft soda (the French Vanilla sounded amaaaaaazing). They also have light lunch/snack fare, growler fills, crowler fills, brewery swag and super cool handcrafted ceramic steins! We stopped by the brewery for the first time on St.Patty’s day and the place was packed! Almost every table and chair was taken and there were stand up live comedians setting up for that evenings entertainment. The women serving behind the bar were as pleasant and accommodating as you could expect Kaslo residents to be. The brewery has it’s very own unique aesthetic that is both endearing and intriguing. When you order a flight of beer it comes to you in a four cup muffin tin (A-dorable), the lights are covered in green shades that resemble hops, and the tap handles are clevers. At the growler fill station there is a machine that we had never seen before, as we were trying to guess what it was we saw it put to action.. it was a crowler filler! So cool. A crowler being a giant single use can o’beer. Just like a growler you get to choose what beer goes in, and instead of having multiple small cans you just hold onto this baby and look like a boss. Cool right!
The whole place has a cohesive theme, is very well laid out, has delicious product and is guaranteed to not disappoint you. I for one am going to get back there any chance I get. Love making the trip down the lake to visit Kaslo, now I have even more reason to do so.. being a craft beer lover is a hobby not alcoholism after all 😉
Of the 7 beers on tap we had only 4:
Kolsch- German light. Delicious, light and crispy.
Freakout- “Just shut up and drink it” An amazing Bitter, with notes of butterscotch (we got a growler fill of this deliciousness to savour)
Red Ale- Irish Ale- Exactly what you would expect and hope a red ale should taste like
Stout- Dry Irish- a dark yet less roasty stout, but delish nontheless