Since its inception, The 101 Brewhouse + Distillery has been bringing people together on the Sunshine Coast. A positive community for impassioned individuals to create, experiment and share, The 101 is all about quality products and the belief that they can be fashioned in your own backyard. Originally an automotive mechanic’s, The 101 workshop of today honours its blue collar roots, with an entirely new form of craftsmanship. The first establishment in the area to merge craft beer, small batch spirits and locally inspired dishes is now a well-rounded community hub conveniently located on the Sunshine Coast Highway. Through urban inspired flavours and a west coast feel, we strive to create an authentic experience for each person who walks through the door.
Daniel and his family moved to the Sunshine Coast in the summer of 2017 looking to find a relaxing lifestyle for his wife Melisa and himself to raise their two children. They instantly fell in love with the community of Roberts Creek and all the outdoor activities that encompass living on the coast. Daniel has been working as a musician since 2006 when he started a solo career. With much support from Vancouver radio station CFOX, Daniel has been able to nurture a career outside of the Greater Vancouver area and across Canada. Having toured across the country on his own headlining shows, as well as supporting Matthew Good, the Trews and 54 40 among others, Daniel continues to grow his following. With eight studio albums and one live album recorded at the historic Commodore Ballroom, he is looking forward to grow as a writer as well as new opportunities. Daniel has taken the role as Product Ambassador to the 101 Brewhouse and Distillery. With the new Daniel Wesley’s Easy Livin Pilsner freshly released, he looks forward to this new chapter of life.
Bar Manager Mark Reed has found himself a niche here at The 101. A Lower Mainland native, Mark discovered early on that he had both the talent, and the inclination to excel behind a well-stocked bar. Each cocktail crafted and evening curated throughout Mark’s career has served as a canvas to develop his passion for mixology and bar operations. Mark’s broad skill set and years of experience in the service industry have earned him a strong reputation, leading him through management roles and ownership before finally bringing him across the Howe Sound, to the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Here, at The 101, you can find Mark in his element, concocting unique recipes and adding his own twists to the classics; crafting cocktails from The 101’s very own spirits.
Kelly & Chris Greenfield
Chris and Kelly Greenfield have partnered up with Dave, and the rest of the team at The 101 Brewhouse + Distillery to build something different in their local community. With plenty of experience in the service industry, this couple have jumped straight in to the energetic community and social scene that makes up the Sunshine Coast Ale Trail. Both Kelly, who was raised in the area, and Chris, who long ago fell in love with the beauty and lifestyle that the coast had to offer, are excited to contribute to the place that they are passionate about. Surrounded by a group of dedicated and talented individuals, these two have worked hard to build a business with its core in ethics and craft, one that is helping to redefine life on the Sunshine Coast.
101 co-owner David Longman is a Gibsons local who has changed gears to open his dream establishment alongside friends and business partners. Previously a landlord to surrounding commercial buildings, Dave saw an opportunity to bring people together through a unique industry, and to create an inclusive space to share quality made products. Enthusiastic in seeing the Sunshine Coast becoming more diversified, Dave wanted to create a place that was simple and honest, built around a feeling that would resonate with each person who walked through the door.