Our Crew - under construction

Craig Erichsen

Beer Manager

Why do you like being the Beer Manager at Craft Beer Nation? 

Because I get to talk about beer.  All day.  How does this growler thing work??


What is your favourite memory that involves beer?

Beer is always a great companion for being with people.  It gives us a good reason to get together. 


When did your love of craft beer start?

It started when I was in University and Big Rock came on the scene.  I might be starting to show my age…


What are your favourite styles of beer?

I like sours and coffee infused stouts the best but good beer is good beer.


What do you want people to know about you that doesn’t involve beer?

I love travelling, hiking and live music.


Do you know you look like the Dude?

I’ve been told that yes.  And also a viking.


Is your beard part of your employment contract?

No.  But it's hard to be a viking/mountain man without it. 

Porter Forbes

Guard Dog/Greeter

Meet Porter Forbes, Craft Beer Nation's on site security, greeter and resident pooch. His hobbies include snoozing, chewing bones and making loud noises with his toys.  Some might call him lazy, we call him laid back.


He may have earned his name from the type of beer but he considers himself more of a lite lager kind of man. 

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2310 50th Avenue, Red Deer, AB