Luppolo Brewing Co. is owned and operated by two couples: Eleanor Stewart and Ryan Parfitt, and Anique Ross and Federico (Fede) Stucchi. Ryan, Anique and Eleanor were born and raised in Vancouver and Anique and Eleanor have been friends for over twenty years.
Eleanor and Ryan both have large, close-knit families and understand the value of community. Ryan’s mother is Italian, and almost every Sunday they can be found enjoying a traditional family meal at her home in East Vancouver. Ryan has been brewing beer for over nine years and has a passion for sharing his creations with friends and family. He is also an incredibly gifted craftsman who values the workmanship and artistry that goes into creating something with your own hands. Ryan is now Luppolo’s head brewer.
Their love of beer and entertaining led to the dream of one day opening their own brewery and being part of BC’s craft beer revolution.
Fede and Anique both spent years living and working abroad before meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan. Wherever they went good food, drinks, and company were always central to making a new place feel like home.
After Fede and Anique married in 2011, they moved to Milan, Italy where Fede grew up. Their favorite place in the entire city was a local microbrewery. While the beer was exceptional, the best part about the birrificio (brewery in Italian) was the atmosphere. It was small, dark, and cozy, and in warmer months there would be hundreds of patrons spilling out onto the street chatting and enjoying the summer evening. Fede and Anique spent many memorable nights there and dreamed of opening their own brewery that recreated the atmosphere of the birrificio.
When Fede and Anique moved back to Vancouver in 2013, the two couples spent many evenings (over beers) talking and dreaming of opening a brewery. Over the last few years they began to prepare and take steps to make this dream a reality.
At Luppolo Brewing Co. we are inspired by the opportunity to share our love of quality, craft beer with our community: you.
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