Hammond River & Big Spruce Announce Expansion Plans

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QUISPAMSIS, NB & NYANZA, NSThe Atlantic Canada Beer Blog reports that two breweries in the Maritimes are working on expansions that will considerably increase their respective brewing capacities.

Hammond River Brewing has announced that it will be moving in early 2017 into a new facility that is being built attached to the Barrel’s Head Gastropub in Rothesay, approximately 10 km from the current brewery in Quispamsis.

The move will also allow for an expansion from the 1 barrel brewing system in use now to a new 15 barrel system and 15 & 30 barrel fementors that have been commissioned from DME in Charlottetown. Also set to be added are a bottling line, retail store, and taproom featuring food from Barrel’s Head.

Out in Cape Breton, Big Spruce Brewing has broken ground on a 5400 square foot building that will house a new 3 vessel 20 barrel brewhouse that will triple production capacity for the brewery. New 40 barrel fermentors and a canning line will also be installed, with a target date of March 2017 to have things up and running.

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