SAINT JOHN, NB – Moosehead Breweries has announced that it is in the early stages of establishing a new small batch brewery in Saint John, with an aim to open it next year in time to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Oland family brewing business.
According to a statement announcing the plans, the company is looking for a suitable space in Uptown Saint John, with the main criteria being “a building of approximately 10,000 square feet, able to accommodate a variety of uses, including an open-concept brewery allowing for tours and training, a tap room, and a retail area for merchandise and beer sales.”
“We see this new brewery as a way to continue to express and explore our passion for beer,” says Andrew Oland, President and CEO of Moosehead. “It will also allow us to connect with our customers and be an active participant in the local beer community.”
The existing Moosehead plant on Main Street West in Saint John will remain the main production facility, with the new location to include “two small-scale brewing systems, allowing the company to explore new product development and new brewing techniques.” The resulting beers will be available for sale at the brewery, as well as select licensees and retail outlets.
For more details, see the full press release.