This is the End

This is the end of BrewardInlet.com.

I recently made the decision to mothball the site.

There is no major reason to close her down beyond I simply don’t write enough to Screen Shot 2019-11-20 at 5.56.23 PMwarrant a site anymore(, Although this has been the biggest year yet for traffic).

I wanted to say thank you to all those who have taken time to read, hate or like what I had to say.

This site began as a way for me to blow off steam and talk crap about beer as a break from University. I never expected more than 50 people to care.

Nearly 25,000 views, a top 200 and a top 100 beer blog award later I’m completely floored (mostly because so many of you willingly suffered through my poor, spelling, grammar and writing structure).

So thank you, for reading, interacting and completely disagreeing with me, it’s been a blast!

All the best,

Carnell

P.S. Jars are the worst

 

If you are interested please enjoy a selection of my favourite articles:

Stanley Park

Beer Awards 1

Beer awards 2

Believe the hype

Pop Punk

Mission Springs Rebrand

Wet Hops

Speaking Out Against a Murray Street (Brewers Row) Entertainment District

I finished watching recorded debates for the Port Moody Election and most of it met my expectations. One specific mention by Steve Milani and Hunter Madsen did scare me though. 

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What concerns me is the idea of creating a “entertainment district” on Murray street. The creation of an “entertainment district” on Murray Street with restaurants and other spaces would necessitate a rezoning of the area to include commercial and other non-industrial zoning. Commercial zoning is very likely to increase the relative values of leasing any and all properties on Murray street.  

Our Breweries have been very successful and have created great brands for themselves as Brewers Row. However, their leases often 5+5 years, are coming to the end of their initial lifespan in the next 5 years or so. If lease costs rise too high they will move. Breweries change location all over BC it has happened in other places, it can happen here..

Even if they decide to stay in order to keep the brand going in Port Moody it is very unlikely they will expand or even keep current level of production at their leased buildings. Imagine a Brewers Row where several brewers have left and the rest really are just pubs, with production moving to Delta or Langley and their living wage jobs with them. 

There is a social aspect to this too. There is great concern about losing the community aspect of Port Moody through development. In fact, SFU studies have spoken to fact that region is rapidly losing community. Our breweries are our community Rec Rooms, inviting old, young, new friends and old. Brewery Lounges are one of the few successful stories in creating community. To change the character of the street to incorporate commercial and other non-industrial spaces we will effectively inauthenticate the currently authentic experience of Brewers Row, we will force the brewery’s to artificially change their nature, without a doubt decreasing their community building aspect, and we will meddle in an organic success. Moreover, we will also push out the low-capital mom and pop Food Truck experiences, who are well known for their culinary prowess 

By creating an “entertainment district” in Port Moody you stand to suck out the soul of our community, I do not support any “entertainment district” in Port Moody.
I do not endorse Hunter Madsen or Steve Milani.