The article that first shone the public light on the RNB. This article captures the spirit and motivation for the RNB.
2 of my 15 minutes of fame.
Another 2 of my 15 minutes of fame. 11 left I guess.
Beer-loving doc making waves
Does TV coverage consume your 15 minutes at a faster rate than print?
CBC radio completes the traditional media podium; print, TV and radio
CBC radio found me on the patio at the Roy's Towne Pub, after my second celebratory pint. Don't worry, I took the day off work. My wife just happened to be driving my 9 year old son, Max, to a Cub's camping weekend and he was able to get her iPhone to record the whole radio clip. Pretty quick thinking on his part. We didn't even risk a distracted driver to bring this fascinating soliloquy to you. It's meant to be an audio clip, but you can watch my wife's feet working the pedals while listening.
What makes the world's greatest beer? Love.
Imagine the unthinkable. Your child is seemingly healthy one day, then helicoptered off the Island to BC Children’s Hospital to begin 2 1/2 years of chemotherapy the next. Imagine the cost. Where do you sleep when you’re there? How many ferry trips do you need to take? What about the rest of your family? Your mortgage? Your job? Your sanity? It’s really hard. But the support of your community can help. YANA is that support. With apartments in Vancouver within blocks of BC Children’s Hospital, they will give you the keys to one of those apartments if your child from the Comox Valley needs to be there (or keys to apartments in Victoria if needing to be there) getting the medical care they need. I was one of those Dads. November 6, 2012 my family’s life was turned upside down, my daughter was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, one of 35 kids in BC to get diagnosed with leukemia that and every year. Universally fatal 50 years ago, with modern medicine and a whole village of support, she has a 90% chance of complete and total cure. She’s finished her treatment now, with regular checkups every month to make sure everything is fine. You would never know that anything ever happened to my daughter by looking at her now. But there are more children with more diagnoses needing help all the time. So what does this man do when life hands him lemons? Makes beer. Makes the best damn beer possible and sells it all for charity. Friday May 6, starting at 4 o'clock at the Gladstone Brewery, the Royston Nano Brewery’s Royston IPA will be on tap for pint sales and growler fills for charity. “It’s Not Just Beer, It’s Love” will donate all profits equally between YANA and BC Children’s Hospital Oncology services. Once costs are covered, every cent will be donated to charity. The Royston IPA (RIPA - say Rippa) promises to be a bitter punch of hops to the mouth. And it’s expected to sell out fast, so come early, drink often, be safe, and help the families of the Comox Valley when they need it most, when their child is sick.
The RNB Test Kitchen
The RNB is a charitable gypsy contract brewery. WTF? Contract brewing on other brewery's equipment, the Royston Nano Brewery doesn't have its own bricks and mortar location; rather, we collaborate with similarly philanthropically minded breweries to create unique and special brews for charity at different locations all the time.