(Dartmouth, NS) - The Downeast Beer Factory (DBF) is opening in the old Brewdebakers location at 612 Windmill Road in Dartmouth. The brewery is paired with Downeast Tap and Grill, a pub that will have 16 beer taps serving the best craft beer from the area. Three of the taps will be for DBF beers that will be produced. This is new for the area that a full restaurant is on site with a brewery other than our brewpubs.
Rod Daigle will be brewmaster, who most recently was a brewer and part owner of Brimstone Brewing, Rod, a Rexton, NB native, was looking to move back to the Maritimes with his young family when this opportunity arose. He will brew on a 15 hectolitre system and will start with three ales. He shared they are a Blonde Ale, Honey Irish Red and a sessionable IPA.
The brewery's short term plans will be selling kegs, growlers on site, merchandise and perhaps some bottles from their current 4-head bottler. Longer term they hope to can their beer and reactivate the drive-thru sales that existed before.
In the short term the Tap room is planning opening around April 30th with DBF beer coming sometime in May. Watch for the details as they unfold on the blog.