Castlegar’s new spot to down a brewski and hang with friends: Tailout Brewing

The front of Tailout Brewing is beige with maroon accents and a brown roof.

Tailout Brewing is a new brewery in Castlegar that was created by Hedin Nelson-Chorney, an outdoor enthusiast. — Photo courtesy Hedin Nelson-Chorney

Many Kootenay residents love nothing more than exploring the great outdoors and then recounting the events of the day with friends over a cold one. For Hedin Nelson-Chorney, there wasn’t a befitting community hub in Castlegar, so he created one: Tailout Brewing.

“Castlegar stood out as the perfect location to enjoy all of these outdoor activities—fishing, skiing, biking, chopping wood—but it was just missing a place to enjoy a fresh pint of craft beer,” said Nelson-Chorney. “We were looking at a few places that were advertised and saw a banner on the building as we were driving by. The building was previously a bar and the location made it a no-brainer. We decided to lay down some roots and open Tailout Brewing, signing a lease shortly after that first visit.”

Hedin Nelson-Chorney smiles while leaning against a vat.

Hedin Nelson-Chorney is the owner of the new Tailout Brewing craft brewery in Castlegar. — Photo courtesy Hedin Nelson-Chorney

The staff at Tailout Brewing are big outdoor enthusiasts and have succeeded at creating a warm, inviting atmosphere in the taproom.

“The people of Castlegar have been absolutely amazing,” Nelson-Chorney said. “It has been overwhelming how much love and support that we have received throughout the buildout and opening of the brewery.

“Also, having a beer at the end of the day from your own brewery is pretty darn cool, too.”

The interior of Tailout Brewing has pictures and images of fish on the walls.

Tailout Brewing has an inviting atmosphere, especially for outdoor enthusiasts. — Photo courtesy Hedin Nelson-Chorney

Kyle Born

Kyle Born is a writer for Kootenay Business and his initials match that of the magazine—it must be fate that brought them together. View all of Kyle Born’s articles

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