In this episode, Aaron visits Monkey 9 Brewing in Richmond, BC.

Cascadian Beer Podcast Monkey 9 Brewing BC Ale Trail“I met up with a craft beer industry friend in a Vancouver park for a chat. Xander Szymanski is the Head Brewer of Monkey 9 Brewing in Richmond. We talked about how Xander got into brewing craft beer, some previous places where he has worked, and a brewery project of his own he started.”


Monkey 9 Brewing, located on the traditional unceded territories of the Tsawwassen and Musqueum, opened in 2017. Born in the year of the Monkey, this brewery has a massive restaurant and bar area to enjoy their beers, and it is also connected to a bowling alley.

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Brewer Xander Szymanski at Monkey 9 Brewing in Richmond, BC

This facility has been around for a while, first known as Big River Brewing and then later as Be Right Back Brewing.

Three things Aaron learned about Monkey 9:

  • Monkey 9 was founded in the year of Monkey
  • Monkey 9 is one of the few breweries located in Richmond
  • Xander won Bronze at the Canadian Brewing Awards for his Baltic Porter

Listen to the podcast here:

South Fraser Monkey 9 Sign

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