The Cold Hands Warm Hearts tour recently graced our doorstep, we asked Brett for his expert advice on drinkin’ beers and listenin’ to tunes

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Let me introduce myself (as the majority of your likely don’t know who I am), my name is Brett Wildeman, I am a folk musician based in Roberts Creek (located a hundred or so kilometers south of Powell River). In addition to writing and playing original music, I am committed to minimizing my carbon footprint by choosing non-traditional, environmentally sensitive means of powering tours, and whenever possible I hit the road on bike (and in some cases sailboat).

Townsite has brought me on as a guest blogger to provide some music-beer pairings that may assist in further enhancing your beer tasting experience.

Shakey Graves (aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia) is a one-man band based in Austin, Texas (he is rolling through Vancouver in June if you want to check him out live). His voice is sharp and distinct, while syncopating foot percussion with his guitar playing. The up beat hoppy nature of his playing meshes seamlessly with Townsite’s Tinhat IPA.

I have been a fan of Laura Marling for many moons. Her soothing voice, tasteful guitar playing and melodies draw you in. Her song ‘Blackberry Stone’ is mellow, dark, and melodic tune that is a perfect match for the rich caramel tones of Townsite’s Powtown.


Perfect Storm
I thoroughly enjoy watching storms brewing through living room bay windows. Sitting on a comfy couch with the crackle of the fireplace, acting as the sound track while the storm crosses the Georgia Strait. Starting with clouds that mimic whisked egg whites, slowly morphing until the clouds are do dark they could be mistaken for molasses. The Perfect Storm’s deep chocolate notes, with a hint of French roast coffee is simple, yet complex, and most importantly it is very satisfying.

Tegan & Sara: Living Room,


In the middle of winter it is hard not to miss the warmth of the summer sun. Often I find that music assists in lifting the heavy skies from my shoulders.

Like the Townsite Zunga, Citizen Copes’ tune ‘Back Together’ screams barbeques and beers in the sunshine. An upbeat song to jam to while enj oying an ice cold beverage.

Townsite is branching out!

After three years of: head down boots on we have finally pulled our heads out of the sand and are expanding our line up. We have started a new program of Barrel aged beers


Captain Redbeard wanted to start with his deliciously boozy Belgian Quad from last years HULK series, Cardena. Michelle said : no! new beers only for this program. Well that didn’t go over well, there was some talk of Indian leg wrestling in the Brewhouse but in the end old old Grumps Magee put on his sad face and who can say no to that?

Grumpy Magee


So the good news for all you Quad lovers ***cough Terry & Travis cough cough***  is: we have Quad in barrels for release later this year, and the left over ‘regular old quad’ is bottled and for sale in our store now.