Our Story is Simple

Making good beer is easy when you're surrounded by good people

The ‘Angry Hen’ has found her happy place in Kaslo. When it was time for a change of scenery, a discerning mind would of course pick the finest scenery around! Just as discerning when it comes to beer, Kaslo was indeed very lucky to have the 'Angry Hen' land here (almost as lucky as the 'Angry Hen’ was to end up in Kaslo!). After finding the perfect location and designing the brewery to her high standards, Shirley was at last ready brew her first batch of beer in this plucky little village! That batch was... to paraphrase her language, a frustration and a disaster. Luckily, with the help of her friends, cooler heads prevailed and Shirley persevered. Outburst after outburst brought us to where we are now; loving life in the mountains, sharing laughs, only becoming mildly outraged at the most minor of inconveniences.

We strive to use only the finest, locally produced ingredients whenever possible. Our partnerships with local farmers allows us to source local fruit for our seasonal specialty brews and reduce waste by providing their livestock with spent grain from the brew process.

Owned and Operated by Women

We are proud to have mostly women working at the Angry Hen whether it be brewing the perfect beer, pouring that perfect pint, or working in the background to make sure everything else is getting done.

Meet Our Team

We are proud that our brewery operates with women at the forefront, whether they are pouring you a pint of your favourite beer, dedicating themselves to creating the perfect recipes, or taking charge behind the scenes.
The Brewer

Our favourite brewer! Shirley knows what she's doing! Her attention to detail gives her a love of cleaning, that some might say borders on the extreme, and also prduces some excellent BBQ. She saves the ``Angry Hen`` side of her personality just for those that deseve it!
Favourite Beer: Whatever is newest


What's not to love about Harmony? She handles every situation in a sweet but firm way. She'll cut you off if you've had too many! As the mom to a young hockey star, she's happy to get a little break behind the bar. When she's not at the hen, you'll find her out in nature with her family and dog.
Favourite Beer: The Wild Rooster

General Manager

A love of beer and the wilderness brought Cassie here. Growing up on the coast, she moved here and started a job at the Hen shortly after it opened. When the opportunity arose, she happily became one of the owners. If she's not at the Hen, you'll find her fly fishing, cooking, or spending time with her two dogs.
Favourite Beer: It changes daily. She loves them all!


The Hen was lucky to sccop this happy chick up! A true lover of music, her choices are always perfect! When not at the hen, you'll catch her hanging with friends and family.
Favourite Beer: Sour, Sour, Sour!


After co-founding and operating a brewery in the heart of Yeast Van for nearly 8 years, it was time for a scene change for Blair. An opportunity arose, and he jumped at the chance to become a co-owner and work alongside his longtime brewing colleague Shirley. Always looking for new brewing experiences, and to see more of our great province, Angry Hen and Kaslo were the right fit for him!
Favourite Beer: Pilsner and Roostertail! So far...