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Quick bites with

Allan Oxley


Brewmaster, High Mountain Brewing Company

Photos and questions by Maureen Provençal

PQ: What’s your brewing philosophy?

AO: Drinkability and simplicity are number one.

PQ: What beer do you enjoy the most?

AO: I like a lot of beers. I take them for what they are.

PQ: One ingredient you can’t live without when making beer?

AO: Clean water.

PQ: What beer should people be more open to trying?

AO: In general, darker beers; something new.

PQ: Most unusual beer you’ve ever tasted?

AO: Hot pepper-flavoured beer. It had hot chili flavours in it.

PQ: Most memorable beer you’ve ever drank?

AO: Free beer.

PQ: Exact moment you decided to become a brewmaster?

AO: When I realized the perks of the job.

PQ: Best trend in beer brewing?

AO: Higher quality micro-breweries.

PQ: Worst trend in brewing?

AO: Light beers; beers that taste like water.

PQ: Greatest professional moment?

AO: When someone compliments my brew.

PQ: Where would you go to drink beer if you could go anywhere in the world?

AO: Belgium for its variety of beers.

PQ: Where would you go for your last beer in Whistler?

AO: Outside in the sun, on the concrete bar at High Mountain Brewing Company.

PQ: What brought you to Whistler?

AO: Skiing.

PQ: Personal hero.

AO: Bob and Doug.

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