(Bathurst, NB) - AKA Beer has quietly opened after two years of planning and went on tap at Au Bootlegger at 100 Main Street in Bathurst.The AKA Beer name comes from the initials of its 3 founders, Adam, Kyle and Andy Hodnett. The small nanobrewery will be focusing on unique small-batch draught. Their flagship amber ale is named “Prohibition Ale, AKA Bootlegger’s Brew.” “I’ve been working on this recipe for years,” said Kyle Hodnett, the Brewmaster and a small-scale farmer from North Tetagouche. “Friends have always wanted to be able to buy it.”
|Adam, Kyle and Andy Hodnett and Michael Petrovici|
The half-barrel system allows for the production of 80 litres at a time, just enough to serve Au Bootlegger with the “Prohibition Ale” remaining an exclusive there. Plans are in the works for a locally hopped batch before the end of 2017.