PODCAST: The Rossland Beer Company owners quit their jobs and go all in on their passion

Andrew Zwicker
By Andrew Zwicker
February 23rd, 2015

About the podcast: The You can do that here! podcast is produced by Andrew Zwicker of AZcreative for the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology. The podcast is a weekly series of 30 minute conversations with some of the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs in the Kootenays. They say the best way to learn is to learn from the best and those that have been there and done that. We’ve saved you the trouble of sitting down with many of the best, and brought them to you online, on demand. For any entpreneur or aspiring entreprenuer out there, these episodes are chock full of inspiration, learning and advice.


Frustrated with their jobs, and dreading Monday mornings. Petri Raito and Ryan Arnaud (originally of Winnipeg, but now calling Rossland, BC home) had become master home brewers of beer. Their friends regularly told them that they should get into business and sell their beer. Eventually that message sunk in and the two quit their jobs, moved out west and went all in on their true love…Beer!

Starting from an all grain U-brew operation in Trail, they have just recently opened the doors to their beautiful new craft brewery in downtown Rossland,BC. If the lines in front of their back-alley garage door are any indication, the new venture has already got Rosslanders frothing at the mouth everytime a new batch of beer is hooked up to the taps.

On today’s podcast, Petri and Ryan will walk us through the often time consuming, back breaking and challenging process of following their dreams, going all in, and opening a small scale craft brewery.


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