Matt Kohlen & Adam Hen­der­son

Western Living - - FOOD - Neal McLen­nan

No web­site. No email. No phone num­ber. No brew­ery. All signs point to peak hip­ster, and in an­other time and place, the enigma that is Su­per­flux—with its just-per­fect brand­ing, its pre­ciously high pric­ing ($22 for a four­pack? Why not? I’m never go­ing to own a house any­way!) and its near-con­stant panic-in­duc­ing short­ages—could be all that’s wrong with craft beer. But in­stead Adam Hen­der­son and Matt Kohlen, both 35, have be­come the brew­ers with the golden touch: start­ing with cre­ations like the now-leg­endary first run of the hazy Colour and Shape IPA and grow­ing into a se­ries of col­lab­o­ra­tions with ev­ery­one from Four Winds to Steel and Oak, this duo seems to have some in­nate sense of fig­ur­ing out what Van­cou­verites want to drink be­fore they know it. A spicy/ sweet porter based on Ta­cofino’s Di­ablo cookie? Frickin’ de­li­cious. A hoppy Amer­i­can IPA with the über-meta name of Craft Beer Is Dead? Ge­nius.—

Meet the elu­sive duo be­hind Van­cou­ver’s most cov­eted craft beer: Matt Kohlen and Adam Hen­der­son.

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