On today’s episode of the Let’s Meet For a Beer Podcast, I met up with Jen Rogers – Chief Awesome Officer, Brewer, and Founder of Wild Winds Brewery. Jen has already had an amazing journey in the beer industry – she’s worked at Village Brewery, Last Best Brewery, Railyard Brewery, and back to Village. Jen is now building her own brewery – Wild Winds Brewery – with her husband Tim in Pincher Creek, Alberta. What’s even more impressive is that Jen only graduated from the Olds College Brewmaster Program in 2019 … with distinction of course!
Jen grew up in Newfoundland and moved to Alberta after graduating from Memorial University. After working in Oil & Gas for years, Jen and her husband Tim decided to follow their dreams and start a brewery. After years of research, additional education at Olds College, and practical experience at various craft breweries, they have finally secured financing and are ready to make their dreams come true!
Pincher Creek will be the home of Wild Winds Brewery, which Jen is hopeful will be operational in 2022. They fell in love with the town while touring the province – and it sounds like the town is pretty excited to be home to a brewery soon too!
With a passion for outdoor activities like snowboarding and hiking, Pincher Creek is the perfect basecamp for Jen and Tim. I’m excited for their new adventure and grateful that Jen shared her story with me on the podcast – I hope you enjoy it!