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Rootside Bitters & Mixers
Address: 3-859 Devonshire Rd Esquimalt, BC, V9A 4T5
Email Address: michela@rootside.ca
Phone: 778-835-8146
About Us
Back in 2015 after getting laid off and struggling to pay student debts we decided enough was enough. We needed to set off on our own if we really wanted to make it in the world of food and drink. We both got jobs in catering to pay the bills and began testing our first recipes. The first batch of Ginger Beer Mix was only 20 litres, sold exclusively to restaurants. We used that money to fund the next slightly bigger batch and dreamt about a bigger stock pot. Now, 4 years later, we make more than 10 products sold across BC, have a small facility in Esquimalt and a big shiny 2,000L tank.
Practices
Most of our production equipment we custom built ourselves; a walk-in cooler, bottling line and our pasteurizer. That means when something breaks (and it does!), we know how it works and can fix it right away to ensure our product is always made well. Every bottle that goes out the door is filled and labeled, by hand, one at a time. We use a mix of ingredients that are fresh, whole, local and organic. We use the variety of ingredient that tastes the best. For us, taste is king.