Pile O’ Bones Brewing Co. a labour of love
By Elizabeth Ireland
Community-focused Pile O’ Bones brewery was started by four members of a homebrewing club (the Ale & Lager Enthusiasts of Saskatchewan) as a labour of love and opened its doors in Regina less than a year ago. With a background in finance and bartending, Kate Byblow is Pile O’ Bones Taproom Manager and describes herself as “emotionally, an owner.”
The brewery has quickly become known for its White IPA, Space Cadet IPA, Cold Brew Americano Stout (incorporating coffee flavours), Hibiscus Lime Gose (which Kate describes as “tasting like summer”) and its popular Cranberry Kettle Sour.
When the Pile O’ Bones taproom had to close due to COVID-19 restrictions, the team quickly pivoted to provide a one-stop shop for the home delivery of Saskatchewan-made craft beer, spirits, mead, wine and kombucha at saskbeerdelivery.ca. Kate credits “the Prairie work ethic” and an ability to work collectively as local brewers and distillers behind the quick success of saskbeerdelivery.ca.
“This has been a challenge, but we came out of the gate strong, moved fast and have done better than anticipated with home delivery to front doors in Regina and Saskatoon. We are so grateful and look forward to opening our taproom doors again,” says Kate.
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With more than 15 years of corporate and government writing experience, Elizabeth Ireland thrives on meeting new people and experiencing new things. She believes the best stories come from immersing herself in the subject matter, whether she’s underground at a mine or attending a gala event.