Caribou U Brew
Caribou U Brew offers Williams Lake’s most diverse selection of home wine, beer, cider and cooler brewing kits. Caribou U Brew’s kits come from trusted brands with an industry-wide reputation for quality and impeccable taste. Wine kits include Winexpert Eclipse, Winexpert Selection, World Vineyard, Vintners Reserve Red and White (four to six week kits) and Winexpert Island Mist (a four week flavoured wine kit.) Beer kits include Barons, Brew House and Festa Brew (two week beer kits). Cider and cooler kits are three week kits from On the Rocks. In addition to kits, Caribou U Brew also stocks a pleasing and delightful selection of wine and beer-related giftware ideal for home use as well as for gift-giving. Whether you brew in-store or at home, only excellent ingredients produce a truly tasteful finished product. Caribou U Brew offers a wedding discount of ten percent on bulk wine orders plus custom labels (a 35 dollar value). Caribou U Brew is appreciative of its customers, some who have been making wine or beer with them for over 23 years, and staff always welcome new customers.
Caribou U Brew is extremely appreciative when people choose Caribou U Brew for their on-premise wine and beer making needs. NEW on-premise clients who mention they saw Caribou U Brew on Love Williams Lake will receive 20 dollars off of their initial purchase. When a new on-premise client is referred by an existing client, Caribou U Brew would like to thank you by giving you 20 dollars off of your next kit.
Meet Owen & Bobbi Krist
Meet Owen & Bobbi Krist
Owen and Bobbi Krist took over Caribou U Brew in 2015. It was time for a change in their lives, and entrepreneurship seemed like the ideal next step for them. The Krists were fans and customers of Caribou U Brew, so when the founders of the business decided to retire after 23 years they saw it as the perfect opportunity. It is giving them the chance to invest in their own future and to put their own ideas and creativity to work in the pursuit of success while carrying on a local tradition of excellence in home brewing.
Williams Lake is Bobbi's hometown, and Owen moved here when he met Bobbi. Having moved from Vancouver, Owen has enjoyed the change of pace and the laid back lifestyle of the Cariboo small town. He loves the outdoors and the fact that nature is right out the back door here. It makes it easy for him and Bobbi to pursue the outdoor recreational activities they enjoy, like camping and fishing.
Owen and Bobbi have no doubt that small business owners in Williams Lake have much more to offer than chain store and big box competitors, and that innovation is key to their ongoing success. That means offering what chain stores can't: thorough product knowledge, personalized service and a genuine interest in meeting the needs of the locals. They note that they have a number of their own local favourite independent businesses, like Fox Mountain Automotive and Integrated Elements Wellness Clinic, and personalized service is something they deeply appreciate as customers.