Townsite Brewing Inc is a microbrewery located in the historic Townsite district of Powell River, at the top of BC’s beautiful Sunshine Coast.

We are passionate about really great beer and frankly, we’re ecstatic that we get to make it in this amazing place along the shores of the Salish Sea. Cédric (our Brewer Engineer) is Belgian and if there is one thing Belgians know, it’s how to make really great beer; and he’s excited to bring some Belgian flair to the west coast.

Come visit us soon and see what he’s up to!



CÉDRIC DAUCHOT – Belgian Brewing Sensation Cédric graduated from L’institut Meurice in Brussels in 2004 with an Engineering degree in the science of Brewing. Head of Brewing operations for les 3 Brasseurs Canada from 2005 – 2010, he has as done it all, from Interbrew to Homebrew. Claim to fame: has two cases of Westvleteren 12 aging in his fathers cellar in Belgium.




MICHELLE ZUTZ – Purveyor of Kegs Michelle is a straight-shooting, wise-cracking, determinedly country mother of three, energized by the passion of her commitments. She is irreverent, boisterous and out-spoken. Her enthusiasm for her kids, community and company are evident in her zest for life and infectious good cheer. Give her a call, mention beer…you’ll see!
Fun fact: Michelle’s rich and diverse cultural forays into beer consumption in nine different countries (so far) lead her to conclude: Townsite’s where it’s at, baby!




CHLOE BRYANA SMITH – Brewery Manager/ Professional Hoseroller.  Chloe holds a Bachelor of Chemistry and a diploma from the American Brewers Guild and has worked in industrial breweries as well as brewpubs. Chloe Likes: Cross Country Skiing, knitting in the round and Belgian IPAs
Motto: You gotta roll with the punches.



ULRICH HERL RETIRED – Uli, The Warehouse God, relocated with his partner from Vancouver in 2011. Uli  started with Townsite Brewing by assisting Cédric assemble the brew house, and frankly, just never left. Ulrich delivered TBI’s first kegs to the thirsty folks of Powell River and beyond in the back of his Ford Ranger. TBI has since upgraded to a Benz Sprinter and Uli has retired his old Ford.
Likes: Being outdoors enjoying the amazing beauty of Powell River, working in his garden and entertaining friends.



Karen - retired

BAD KAREN – Instigator RETIRED Co-founder of Townsite Brewing Inc. Karen worked in the business for 4 years before moving on to pursue her next adventure. We wish her luck in all her endeavours.