The FastBrewing & WineMaking Story
Old university friends; it was Casey who thought back on his experience living in residence at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. He purchased 4, Five Gallon Buckets and Carboys from the local homebrew shop and began brewing in his residence. This satisfied his production and also allowed him to help out his friends in need. It was evident that his homebrewing operation was treading on a fine line in the eyes of the University but without a formal method of dealing with the situation; the brewery remained open the entire year! Once returning for his second year of school he was informed that Dalhousie had changed the Residence Code of Conduct to prohibit homebrewing.
Expanding the product lines for the past three years, the guys took over the old V Vessel product from a local wine store owner in nearby Mississauga, Ontario and improved it in a variety of ways including renaming it FastFerment. Around the same time, they expanded their team to include Jes Dean to take over all operations, Stephen McConomy as the controller and some hard working University Co-op Students. The FastFerment took off selling +40,000 to date with 4 and 5 stars ratings across all major retailers. The launching of 6 complimentary accessories was rolled out during this time. With constant requests to create new products, the FastBrewing Team has no signs of slowing down with 6 new products and accessories coming out in 2017.
The guys also had a successful pitch on the Canadian hit TV series Dragons’ Den receiving 4 offers and did a handshake deal on screen with Jim Treliving founder of Boston Pizza (Boston’s in the US). They have been brought in to participate in industry podcasts, blogs and asked to lead seminars at events. FastFerment also debuted in the Hollywood blockbuster film “Keeping Up with the Joneses”, which released in 2016.
Dragons’ Den Episode - Original episode on CBC not available on
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Watch Pitch on CBC.ca
Blockbuster Debut - Keeping Up With The Joneses Trailer
At 2:06 you can see FastFerment