BOBCAYGEON, ON – Bobcaygeon Brewing has announced that it has signed a lease with Parks Canada to open a physical brewery in an historic building in its namesake Ontario town.
Located at 15 Bolton St. near Lock 32 in downtown Bobcaygeon, the building was constructed in 1932, and served as the community’s post office for many years. More recently, it has been home to A Special Place, a free clothing charity that shut down last year.
“We are excited to be working with Parks Canada to fulfill our original goal of building our brewery in Bobcaygeon and producing our beer here,” said Richard Wood, president and co-founder of Bobcaygeon Brewing, in a statement. “We look forward to a strong long-term relationship with Parks Canada and the community to promote both craft beer and economic development in Bobcaygeon and the surrounding areas.”
Construction on the new facility, which will include a brewery, retail store, and taproom, is set to start this autumn, with plans to open in 2018. In the meantime, Bobcaygeon brands including Common Loon APA, Dockside Red Ale, and Sunset Golden Ale will continue to be brewed under contract and distributed to retail outlets and licencees throughout Ontario.