Meander River Farm Brewery Opening Next Week in Nova Scotia
On May 9, 2014 At 9:30 am
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Located in the community of Ashdale, Nova Scotia, approximately 20 km from Windsor, Meander River is a family-run farm that raises pigs and poultry and grows flowers, lavender and hops, with local breweries such as Garrison being regular customers for the latter. Owner Alan Bailey is a long-time homebrewer, and he tells ACBB that expanding to a commercial brewing operation is a logical extension of the Meander River ethos:
It really completes the circle on the farm – we raise livestock pigs clear land and fertilize as they go, we come behind and plant hops, now the hops go into the beer, the spent grain is fed to the animals and the brewery waste water is used to irrigate the hops – so full circle.
The Meander River Brewery will open for the first time on Saturday May 17th, offering kegs and growlers of Lunchbox Pale Ale, a 6.5% abv and 55 IBU ale that Bailey describes as being “appealing to both the seasoned craft beer audience and those making the transition to craft beer.”