NS well represented at virtual Canadian Brewing Awards

TATAMAGOUCHE – For the first time in the award’s 18 years, the Canadian Brewing Awards and Conference went virtual. Each spring, Canadian brewers and members of the brewing industry join for a two day conference that ends with Canada’s highest national brewing competition. The awards judge the quality of Canadian manufactured beer, with over 1,500...

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‘Just Married’ couple win Brewery of the Year

… and Uncle Leo’s wins Golds, Silver and Bronze medals Christiane Jost and Matt Kenny did not think their weekend could get any better.  Getting married on Friday and a celebration on Saturday at their brewery seemed like the best a weekend could get. On Sunday night it was announced at the Atlantic Canadian Beer...

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Tapping into market

STELLARTON — Something unique is brewing on Bridge Avenue. It’s a microbrewery and tap room that was born from a love of food, beer and entertaining friends. A.J. Leadbetter and his wife Beth, as well as her parents, Lynn and Wayne MacDonald, are the owners of Backstage Brewing Company, which will open next month in the space formerly...

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Craft beer event slated for May 9

LYONS BROOK – A celebration featuring beer and food items is an exciting time for the craft brewing industry, Rebecca Whiffen says. Whiffen co-owns Uncle Leo’s Brewery in Lyons Brook, which has joined Tatamagouche Brewing Company and Backstage Brewing – which is scheduled to open soon in Stellarton – to host a craft beer and...

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Brewing up a partnership

Local singer-songwriter Dave Gunning, right, is partnering with fellow musician J.P. Cormier and Uncle Leo’s brewery on a new product that is maturing in a vat beside him and is expected to be ready in two weeks. Gunning describes it as a pale ale with hints of a citrus burst that comes from a special...

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