Humans of Terrace: From ‘Midlife Crisis’ To Craft Beer Brewmaster

Meet the founder of Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse.

Source: Humans of Terrace / Darryl, Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse

[This post originally appeared on Humans of Terrace, a photography project featuring “the faces, cultures, activities, and personalities of the humans (and dogs) that make up our town and area.”]

This is Darryl.

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Source: Humans of Terrace / Darryl, Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse

Also known as The Friar, Darryl opened the wildly popular Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse in 2014. Shifting from the corporate world, this business idea was born out of a self-proclaimed “midlife crisis”. Wanting a career change, Darryl chose to attend a 100-year old historic institution in Berlin for his brew master training and after completing an apprenticeship in Ontario, set up shop in Terrace. 

Source: Humans of Terrace / Darryl, Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse

What surprised Darryl was how quickly the Sherwood tasting room became a community hub. As a lover of music and a keen observer of what the community wanted, he began hosting live music events at the brewery and was able to expand his customer base. 

Source: Humans of Terrace / Darryl, Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse

And in terms of the beer, Darryl has always had a clear vision of what he wanted for his product. In a beautiful blend of tradition and innovation, Sherwood is proud to always have a classic German Pilsner in tap alongside multiple other exciting craft beers. As an example, last year for his wedding, Darryl created a Honey Dew Ale which turned out to be a crisp West Coast Pale Ale with citrus notes. 

Source: Humans of Terrace / Darryl, Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse

Along with his growing team, Darryl plans to continue to bring the innovation and energy to the brewery scene in Terrace, including adding a glass garage style door to expand on the already popular tasting room deck. The future looks bright for Sherwood, as their initial 5-year business plan is already in the distance and with the help of the community and some great tasting beer, has exceeded all of their original goals. 

Source: Humans of Terrace / Darryl

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