The Brewery

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Our brewery is central to our farming philosophy of sustainability and environmental responsibility. Our livestock reclaim and prepare our land for our hopyard and lavender expansion, our brewery produces spent grain which is used as compost and as feed for our livestock, and the excess water from the brewery is recycled for irrigation of our hops which we use in our beer – completing the circle.

Beer tastings and tours of the brewery and hopyard are offered for our visitors to experience our passion for craft beer and the beer making process. We are also the first Nova Scotia brewery to offer a CSB (community shared brewery) program for beer lovers who want our local brewery to succeed while at the same time be recognized for their support.

The brewery retail store offers beer tastings and beer sales in kegs and refillable growlers in addition to other products produced on the farm.

Currently the brewery is proud to offer our “always available” Lunch Box Pale Ale, named in the memory of Brenda’s father, who enabled us with the skills needed to fulfill our passion for renovating old buildings, and by bringing his lunch box to work every day instilled a work ethic in us that we value today, and an Ashdale Honey Brown Ale, named after honey used in the recipe and harvested from hives on the farm.

We also brew seasonal ales highlighting our own hops and other locally grown ingredients – stay tuned for updates on our seasonal brews.

Community Supported Brewery Program

CSB’s are not new; it is an adaptation of the more common CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) business model used by small farmers across the country. Let’s face it, no business can survive without loyal customers, and our CSB Program is a way for us to build a relationship with our customers and reward them for their support.

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We offer a limited number of annual CSB Shares for purchase to our customers and in return we provide you with value for your investment in our business. It is an exciting opportunity for us to build a close relationship with our most loyal customers  and for you to help us realize our goal of building a sustainable business and support something that you want to see succeed in your community.

We have created 3 share levels, and invite you to be part of a select group of people who will share in exclusive locally brewed beer and other brewery experiences. If you want to be an integral part of knowing that you helped us build a brewery in your community, then the CSB is for you! They also make excellent Christmas gifts.

Pick the level that is appropriate for you!

Keg Filler
40 Initial Offering / SOLD OUT
You pay
$125
You get
$140 beer credit in the retail
store and tasting

Meander River Farm and Brewery
5oz Taster Glass

Invitation to cask days where we tap a fresh
cask of new beer releases

One free brewery tour
Quality Control Expert
20 Initial Offering / SOLD OUT
You pay
$250
You get
$300 beer credit in the retail
store and tasting

Meander River Farm and Brewery
5oz Taster Glass

Free growler (refillable bottle for you
to take your purchases home in!)

Invitation to cask days where we tap a fresh
cask of new beer releases

Two free brewery tours
(share with a friend)
Brew Master
10 Initial Offering / SOLD OUT
You pay
$500
You get
$625 beer credit in the retail
store and tasting

Meander River Farm and Brewery
16oz Beer Glass

Free growler (refillable bottle for you
to take your purchases home in!)

Invitation to cask days where we tap a fresh
cask of new beer releases

Ten free brewery tours
(for you and a group of friends)

Invitation to an annual Brew Master’s
dinner, a food and beer pairing gala

Brew a batch with our brew master,
spend a day in the brewery and experience
first hand how craft beer is made