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In 2006 before the trend of craft brewing reached Manitoba, establishments like Half Pints Brewing Company were trying to make beer differently. Half Pints CEO David Rudge and Brewmaster Chris Young talk about the challenges of being a local brewery and how the Winnipeg music scene played a role in developing consumer taste for local craft beer. 


EPISODE CREDITS

Written and narrated and produced by Kent Davies

Interview participants: Chris Young and Dave Rudge

Episode Images: Kimberley Moore

Theme Music: Robert Kenning

Interviews

Chris Young, interviewed by Kent Davies, March 16, 2018 in Winnipeg, MB. Digital Audio Recording. Manitoba Food History Project, “Winnipeg Interviews," Oral History Centre Archive, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB.

Dave Rudge, interviewed by Kent Davies, March 21, 2018 in Winnipeg, MB. Digital Audio Recording. Manitoba Food History Project, “Winnipeg Interviews," Oral History Centre Archive, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB.

MUSIC

Selections from “Transistor 66 & Half Pints Presents: Meet the Family,” 2011.  Courtesy of Transistor 66 Record Co. 

The Lonely Vulcans – The Lonely Vulcan

Kids on Fire – Grand Mystifier 

Farrell Brothers – Breakin’ Out of Here

Subcity – Too Loud for this City

The Thrashers – Evolution is slow, Kinkers, Betties, & Beer

Microdot- End Credits Roll

Fallenshort - Fallenshort.

Dave Caplan’s Toronto Band, “Up and At ‘Em,” 1926 (AMICUS 45168615) Library and Archives Canada

Sources

Beaumont, Stephen. Stephen Beaumont’s Great Canadian Beer Guide. Toronto: Macmillan, 1994.

Eberts, Derrek. "To brew or not to brew: a brief history of beer in Canada." Manitoba History 54 (2007): 2-14.

McNeill, Murray. “Beer remains Manitobans' favourite alcoholic beverage,” Winnipeg Free Press, May 2, 2017

Purdy, Brett. “Manitoba pours out a new strategy for craft beers.” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, December 16, 2014

Wright, Bill and Dave Craig. 300 Years of Beer: An Illustrated History of Brewing in Manitoba. Great Plains Publications, 2013.

Beer Canada 

Manitoba Brew Hub

Half Pints Brewing Co. 

Preserves is made possible by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and assistance from the Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg.

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