FREDERICTON, NB – The Atlantic Canada Beer Blog reports that a new brewing company is getting set to open near Fredericton, although despite having “Brewing” its name, it will be producing cider rather than beer.
Red Rover Brewing Company is being founded by Adam Clawson and Nicola Mason, a couple from Leeds, England who were disappointed by the lack of good quality cider being produced in New Brunswick when they arrived there five years ago. After several years of brewing their own and sharing it with friends, they’ve decided to make the move to a commercial operation.
In an interview with ACBB, the pair notes that they will concentrate on producing small batches of draught cider for local bars and pubs, and intend to base their offerings around the seasons:
We will eventually be releasing three main styles. They are yet to be officially named, but they are brewed to complement three of the four seasons: Spring, Summer and Fall. With the spring comes a fresh, crisp feel in the air; this is reflected in the sweet, crisp flavor of the first cider. Our second cider is dry, fruity and refreshing – perfect for a hot summer’s day. As the season changes, our final style is brewed with spices to warm on the cool fall evenings. We haven’t forgotten about winter and have something extra-special in the works. In addition to regular batches, we plan to produce a series of one-off releases throughout the year, incorporating other seasonal fruits.
Red Rover Brewing Company is planned to open in late 2013 or early 2014.