Each week we get to know someone better who is working in the B.C. craft beer industry.
1. Who are you?
Hi! My name is Sabah (She/Her) and bright colours and a good bass line make me happy. I'm from Vancouver but have lived in Port Alberni for over 15 years. I've been a food lover since I was a child, and started on my beer journey when I went back to the Netherlands to visit family and discovered all the amazing beer styles there. This was in the early 2000s (really dating myself here!) and local craft beer hadn't taken off yet. It's been cool watching the momentum for the last 20 years, and finally getting to be a part it.
2. What do you do?
I am one of the Front of House Managers at Twin City Brewing. I've been here for the past 3 and a half years. I do a little bit of everything, but what a lot of my job boils down to is communicating. With our team, with the other areas of the brewery, with our customers. And it's the part I enjoy the most. 3. What is your biggest pet peeve about the industry?
When people use their love of brewing and beer to separate themselves from the general public. Share your passion and knowledge and bring people up to where you are so you can appreciate things together. Get people excited. Don't gatekeep. Help your community grow.
4. What do you love most about working in the industry?
The people. Working in a brewery in a small town is amazing because of the cross-section of customers we have. It's great resource for meeting community members you might otherwise not normally interact with in the day to day.
And, of course, the beer! Expanding my knowledge of all things beer has been a journey. The vastness of the history of brewing is something I look forward to diving into a bit more.
5. What is your favourite beer right now?
I cannot get enough of Velo from Four Winds.
6. What local charity should we be paying attention to?
Wish ( @wishdropin ) is a Vancouver based drop in centre for self identified women who are or have been street workers. It provides support, essential services, and a safe place to connect with others in the community