I'll be moving back to the Great White North in a couple weeks and I'm wondering if there are any brewers up in the Bulkley-Nechako area of BC, i.e. Houston, Smithers, Burns Lake and surrounding areas. I'm looking forward to the move for the most part, though I am somewhat apprehensive as far as the home brewing scene is concerned, as I just don't know anything about the status of brewing in the North.
So... are there any of you up there? (echo...echo...echo...) If so, I'd like to pick your brains a bit:
- Where can you get equipment and ingredients locally?
- Are there any clubs in the area?
- What's the general perception of or attitude toward home brewers?
- Would any of you like to get together to brew some beer some time?
It's been almost a decade since I moved away from the Bulkley Valley, so any help to bring me up to speed would be greatly appreciated.