by Marshall Ward
You can taste the dedication to the art of brewing at TWB.
“We’re a tiny brewery out of Kitchener and we just turned five this February,” says Alex Szaflarska, one of the founding members of Together We’re Bitter (TWB).
“We are one of two cooperative breweries in Ontario, the other being our friends at London Brewing cooperative, and what we do is we bring democracy to the workplace in the way that we are run.”
At TWB, their vision was to create a business rooted firmly in their local community.
“And what better way to create community than with craft beer,” says Szaflarska.
TWB’s well-rounded lineup of high-quality brews is available in the Peddler’s Village at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market. Whether you love a hoppy IPA, a tart sour, or a crisp lager — or you’re open to trying something entirely new — TWB likely has your perfect pint.
“Our goal is to have something for everyone, so we like to have everything from dark beers to ambers to light ones, and one of my favourites that we have right now is the Volkssommer Kotbusser,” says Szaflarska. “It’s a mouthful, but it’s a delicious mouthful. It’s old German-style ale that used to be very popular before Bavarian purity law came into place because it was meant to be a light ale where you could add things to it, and we add ginger and honey to ours so it’s a really nice light, refreshing beer.”
Szaflarska says TWB is thrilled to have recently joined the community of vendors at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market.
“We love it,” she says. “It’s such a great community and we’ve gotten to know our neighbouring vendors here in Peddler’s Village. We’re excited to be in a space that really builds connections, builds community, and allows us to connect with people who may not stumble upon our tiny brewery on Mill Street in Kitchener on their afternoon walk.
The initials “TWB” may officially stand for “Together We’re Bitter,” but the pun does not apply to the people who bring the place to life.
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