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KPU & Trading Post Honour John Mitchell With Scholarship

Craft beer legend John Mitchell honoured at KPU brewing lab

Langley, B.C. – Ensuring the future of craft brewers, Trading Post Brewing presented a scholarship for KPU students in John Mitchell’s name. Commonly referred to as the father of craft beer in Canada, Mitchell worked to change legislation and opened a micro-brewery and Canada’s first in-house brewpub in the early ’80s.


John Mitchell enjoying KPU’s vanilla porter in the brewing lab. Every Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., student-brewed beer is available for purchase in KPU’s Langley campus brew lab. To learn more, visit,


Left to right: Pamela Pittman, advancement officer, KPU; Dominic Bernard, brewing instructor, KPU, Alek Egi, brewing program coordinator and instructor, KPU; Steve Lewarne, executive director, office of advancement, KPU; Johnathan Mrak, student, KPU, John Mitchell; Nathan Spruit, student, KPU; John Ohler, manager of sales & business, TPB; Lance Verhoeff, founder and GM, TPB; Tony Dewald, brewmaster, TPB; Paul Verhoeff, owner, TPB.

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  1. Mike January 26, 2017

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