Two Unrelated Trestle Brewing Companies Announced in Ontario & Nova Scotia


PARRY SOUND, ON & TRURO, NS – In an odd but not completely unique coincidence, plans have been announced for a pair of breweries with the same name in different provinces and with different owners.

In Ontario, Trestle Brewing – logo above – is aiming for a spring 2016 opening in Parry Sound on a waterfront lot that offers a view of the iconic Parry Sound CPR Trestle.

More details are available on the company’s Facebook page and Twitter feed, as well as a blog on the brewery website.

In Nova Scotia, four partners – Alicia MacDonald, Sonja Mills, Keiver Read and Beverly Read – are planning to open their own Trestle Brewing this autumn in a former hardware store in downtown Truro.

Articles about the Truro project have run in the Chronicle Herald and Truro Daily News, with the latter indicating that the brewery will have a steampunk theme, and well-known local brewer Greg Nash will be acting as a consultant for the start-up.

While two different Canadian breweries having the same name is rare, it’s not unprecedented. Storm Brewing has long been shared by veteran breweries in St. John’s and Vancouver, and Bridge Brewing was also used by a pair of more recent breweries on the coasts, although the Halifax-based Bridge changed its name to North Brewing after a year or so of operation to avoid confusion, giving the Vancouver-based Bridge sole use of the name in Canada.

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