Episode #26: Tailgunner Brewery - Starting a Brewery & the Greatest Generation
This episode Mike Rutherford and I sat down for the 3rd part of the "Rundle Eco-Capitalism Series" sponsored by Rundle Eco Services to talk to Michael MacLeod & Cael Tucker - founders of Tailgunner Brewing Company.
Tailgunner's story is based on Mike's Grandpa - Lint Stephenson - who was shot down over Holland during World War Two.
The entire flight crew was lost in the crash, except for Lint who then went on to spend two years in a POW Camp.
Mike tells the story with all the details, and makes it sound like a Hollywood script so make sure you stay tuned!
Tailgunner is also backed by Blake Enemark who is the Head Brewer, and was Trained in Toronto under some of Canada's most iconic brewers.
It was a cool episode as we talked about Mike and Cael's adventure of starting a brewery, the greatest generation, a.k.a those who grew up during in the Depression, and fought in WW2 (or any war for that matter), and the importance of telling a story when building a company!