The Hamilton Brewery Aiming for November Launch
On October 8, 2014 At 9:00 am
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HAMILTON, ON – Over a year after it was first announced, The Hamilton Brewery is getting close to pouring its first pints in its namesake city – with the caveat that it will be a while before the beer being sold under the label is actually brewed there.
A reported last month by the Hamilton Spectator, owner Warren Pyper originally intended to open a bricks-and-mortar brewery in Hamilton, but due to financial constraints, he has decided to launch with a contract brewed product to build brand awareness, while still working towards opening a physical location at a later date.
Once all of the required permits are in place, Pyper plans to have the first commercial batch of Blue Collar Pale Ale – which he describes as “a well-crafted, easy-drinking pale ale that’s going to appeal to a large demographic” – brewed at a facility elsewhere in Ontario, and available on tap at bars and restaurants in Hamilton sometime in November.
While the beer may not be truly homegrown at first, Pyper notes in a recent blog post that “glasses, tap handles, apparel, coasters, and a host of other products and services” for the brewery will all be sourced in Hamilton.