Friday, September 8, 2017

Moosehead Breweries Announces Opening of Small-Batch Brewery

(Saint John, NB) - After scrapping plans for a small-batch brewery on the Saint John waterfront earlier this year Moosehead Breweries announced a small-batch brewery and tap room to be built at the company’s historic brewery at 89 Main Street West in Saint John.

The new small-batch brewery will feature a 20-barrel brewing system and a 3-barrel pilot system, allowing Moosehead to create new beers in smaller quantities for offer at retail, on-site in the tap room or at bars and restaurants. The new small-batch brewery will provide a complete "Moosehead experience" that will feature a retail store, growler fill station and a selection of Moosehead merchandise for sale. An on-site tap room will give consumers the opportunity to enjoy fresh beer on the floor of the new brewery, and will also serve as the beginning and end point for the Moosehead Brewery Tours, which the company started offering in June of this year.

“As a company, we’re excited to have the flexibility to experiment in ways that can be difficult within our primary brewhouse,” said Andrew Oland, President and CEO, Moosehead Breweries. “We have a talented team ready to bring incredible new innovations to life and I can’t wait to introduce these new beers to Saint John and to Canada.”

Moosehead, Canada’s oldest and largest independent brewery that is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, says construction gets underway next week, with opening scheduled for May 2018 that will include a number of new hires.