October 7th, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 40
Pass Beer Co. Experiencing Abundance of Community Support
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
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The Pass Beer Co has experienced a great amount of support since thier opening. The restaurant and brewery recently won six awards at this year’s Best of Crowsnest awards. The owners say they are very pleased with how things have gone so far.
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
The Pass Beer Co. has received a large amount of support from the Crownsest Pass Community since it opened earlier this year.

Co-owner Tony Radevak says the support they received has been nothing short of amazing.

“It's been good. The community has been awesome for us. We've been well received. We've had a huge amount of support. At the end of the day I feel we've received more support than I was expecting.”

The opening of Pass Beer Co. hasn’t come without some challenges for co-owners Radevak and Kieran Thomas.

“None of us are restaurant owners. This is our first kick at it. It’s a whole new experience. Our team was built around who we were hiring and their expertise and experience for the front end,” said Radevak.
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“We weren't ready to brew as much as we had to. We're at year three or four volumes already. We had to add the two tanks in the middle of summer to try and keep up. We've only sold one keg outside of the brewery so far. Everything else has been out of our taps,” said Thomas.

Radevak says despite the challenges along the way, he’s proud of what they’ve been able to create.

“We couldn't be more proud of what we did in our own aspects of the build.”

The support Pass Beer Co. has received shone through in this year’s Best of Crowsnest Awards.

The restaurant and brewery won six awards including best atmosphere, best bar, best business sign, best customer service, best patio and best innovative idea during Covid-19 with their take out window.

Radevak says he’s incredibly pleased with those award wins.
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“We're so happy. It just shows that we were well received here. We just love being here and being a part of the community. It's a wonderful place.”

Thomas says he believes their long awaited opening was worth the wait and well received.

“We took our time and tried to make it right. I know some people were frustrated that we were taking so long but I think it was worth the wait,” said Thomas.

Radevak says the Pass Beer Co. is here to stay and adds he’s open to any ideas customers may have to enhance the experience.

“We're all in for the community. We're here and we're here to stay. We want to have some fun and make this a great venue. If there's any ideas or suggestions out there that people want to see, we're all for ideas.”
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