In 2010, the Noble Pig Brewhouse was established at 650 Victoria Street in Downtown Kamloops. The Pig- as the locals call it- has been catalyst for micro-brewing culture & sustainability throughout Kamloops. Partner and Operations Manager Meaghan Summers admits, “we’re family and that’s what makes the Pig part of who and what we are.”
With eight rotating brews on-tap, food crafted in a 100% scratch kitchen, and dedicated staff, The Pig embodies hospitality. The team at the full-service restaurant & brewery sources as many local ingredients as possible for its menu.
Meaghan explains, “…we really try and focus on incorporating our beer into our baking program so that includes creating our own sourdough starter from our pumpkin ale yeast. We also procure hops from the local farm near Westsyde. In brewing, it really boils down to the fact that Kamloops has awesome water and it’s why we have great breweries in town. The natural water has a lot of desirable, mineral components that are similar to German-style beers… that’s what made us start with the beer program in 2010. We’re also lucky that Kamloops also has a state of the art water treatment facility!”
When asked what she’s most proud of, Meaghan states, “It’s a no brainer. Our team. Our team is amazing. The team that’s here is a wonderful, wonderful family. We call ourselves piglets and we’ve very supportive of each other. I feel very humbled and very grateful for the team we have in place…and that’s because of the effort and the energy that we put in as a leadership group to make sure that everyone feels appreciated and valued. Our team is extremely important to us. Sara, our restaurant manager, started here and had never served before…she’s absolutely fantastic at what she does and that is a testament to our belief in people.”
The Piglets aren’t slowing down when it comes to beer, food, or sustainability. In January 2018, the brewhouse announced its new year’s resolution to “skip the straw” after Piglets presented the idea to the leadership team. Meaghan “was so excited and felt it was appropriate. I really feel we need to reduce our carbon footprint and showcase our sustainable program. It just seemed like a natural fit.”. On a larger scale, the Pig is working with Ocean Wise and their plastics program as well as outsourcing tree planting companies to reduce the business’ carbon footprint.
In Spring 2018, the brewhouse announced “THIS LITTLE PIG HAS WINGS!” and will be opening a new concept restaurant in 2018. “This is a combination of our passions, our love, and our favorites coming together to create a unique dining experience for Kamloops. The downtown is a perfect location to be doing something like this. We’ve got some incredible restaurants downtown – look at Terra Restaurant and The Brownstone. We have a combined 30 years’ experience behind us and we’re a little excited!”
Genuine. Hardworking. Smart. These are just a few adjective we could muster to explain Meaghan and the Piglets at the Noble Pig Brewhouse. So, whether you’re ordering a pint of the Fascist Pig Pilsner or filling a growler with Mocha Porter, we think you’ll be in for a treat at 650 Victoria Street!