“Since Day One, we were set on being in the Exchange,” says Matthew Sabourin, president of Nonsuch Brewing Co. The team also knew they were on to something with strong, Belgian beers – which Sabourin and Nonsuch’s head brewer Mark Borowski had been homebrewing – and which are rising in popularity quicker than any other craft beer. The detail that took a little more hashing out was the name. Wanting to incorporate Sabourin’s French background, the team (consisting of Sabourin, Borowski, vice-president Ben Myers and brand manager Tyler Johnston), trudged through words that could be pronounced the same in both official languages. Eventually, the proper name Nonsuch broke through the noise – an important vessel in Canada’s history – and …

Winnipeg’s newest brew pub, PEG Beer Co., is scheduled to open in early to mid-March. This innovative new addition to the Exchange District features a growler bar, a casual fare restaurant with an open-kitchen style, a full brewery that can pump out 10 different craft beers, and so much more. The owner of PEG Beer Co., Nicole Barry, her head chef, Aron Epp, and the rest of her team are so excited to share their passion for craft beer and food with the rest of Winnipeg. This place is super unique. Before you even walk in the door, there’s a space for bike storage and in the future, kayak storage. PEG Beer Co. wants to take full advantage of their amazing …

Chosabi redefining Asian cuisine

Exchange District BIZ Blog, Restaurants

With dishes like Happy Buddha, California Sumo and Kung Fu Tofu, you know you’ve entered a restaurant where creativity and having fun is all part of the menu. Cho Venevongsa, owner of Winnipeg’s iconic Wasabi Group, opened up Chosabi Asian Eatery in the historical Exchange District in December. It’s fast and casual, healthy and delicious and incredibly unique. Ingredients and vegetables proudly come from local sources and Chosabi’s head chef has been working for Cho for over 10 years. It’s not just an amazing new addition to the Exchange District, it’s the next chapter in Cho’s incredible career and life story. Born in Laos, Cho came to Canada as a refugee in 1984. He’s been working in the industry since he was …