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Episode 24 – Jill & Tracy Johnson, Co-Founders – Bitter Sisters Brewing Co.

By May 17, 2021April 15th, 2024No Comments

This episode of the Let’s Meet for a Beer Podcast is part of a series that we created with our friends at Brightside.  Each episode in this series showcases a unique Calgary-based craft brewery that is part of Brightside’s “Friends With Benefits” Program.  

Today I sat down with sisters Jill and Tracy Johnson, who recently opened Bitter Sisters Brewing in Calgary, Alberta.  Before opening the brewery, Jill and Tracy were co-owners of Atlantic Trap and Gill for over 20 years.  I’m always curious about how siblings manage to build successful businesses together – so I had a lot of questions for them!

Bitter Sisters Brewing was opened for only a couple of months before the pandemic – so just the fact that they have survived is a success story!  They credit their success to the neighborhood that they serve and are amazed by the support that their neighbors have shown them.  Having a strong background in the restaurant industry, Jill and Tracy knew they needed to focus on high-quality beer and great food to ensure their success – and they have certainly accomplished both.

It’s great to connect with people who are living out their passion – and seeing them succeed as a family makes it even more special.  It was great to catch up with Jill and Tracy – I hope you enjoy our conversation!

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