Best of 2017: Six Questions for Mike Demmons of King’s Town Beer Company

Mike Demmons, King’s Town Beer Company, Kingston, Ontario
Pictured (Front, L to R): Jason Brunet, Mike Demmons, Mike Meulenbroeks and (Back L to R): Ryan Richardson, Tim Gregoire

All across Canada, craft beer is in, and Kingston is no exception. Over the last 5 or so years, we have seen an influx of craft breweries opening up shop in and around the Kingston area – many with tasting rooms, bottle shops and restaurants to go with them. In 2017 alone we saw the opening of 3 new brewing companies. Well, one was a relocation of a major player in the game – Spearhead – who recently opened up shop on Development Drive (to my personal delight). Wolfe Island Spring has recently found themselves lining the shelves of local beer stores, Stone City Ales is introducing new brews on a regular basis and Riverhead Brewing Company has made a significant splash from its location in Kingston’s west end. All this to say, craft beer is alive and well in ygk.

This past April, beer connoisseur and Kingstonist writer Marisa Sandlin had a chance to chat with King’s Town Brewing Company owner and head brewer Mike Demmons. In this Six Questions, she learned about King’s Town’s vision, their brewing set up, and plans for the future.

Read on and see why our interview with Mike Demmons of King’s Town Beer Company is one of our Best of 2017.

Marisa Sandlin

Marisa Sandlin is originally from the Southern US, but has made her home in Kingston since 2014. A devotee of craft beer, she also hosts the Harpy Hour podcast, which focuses on women in that industry. She is also studying for her Prud’Homme beer training. When not thinking about, talking about, or writing about beer, she works as a remote research assistant. Learn more about Marisa...

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