HAMILTON, ON – A long-anticipated brewery opening has been confirmed to be on the horizon in Hamilton, Ontario.
Clifford Brewing was launched in late 2014 by Brad Clifford following his two years of operating a nanobrewery out of Toronto beer bar Get Well. The label has been used on two contract-brewed brands – Pinball Wizard APA and the multi-award-winning Clifford Porter – while Brad and his father, Barc Clifford, scouted for a location to establish bricks-and-mortar facility.
According to a press release issued earlier today, the pair acquired a 10,000-square-foot space on Nash Road North in East Hamilton earlier this year, and are in the final stages of preparing it for opening.
Brewing on the custom-built 35 HL brewhouse and accompanying cellar of 70 HL fermenters will be up and running by the end of October, with the opening of the 2,000-square-foot taproom and retail store planned to follow in late November. Production of both core brands will be moving over to the new facility, and Clifford is also planning “a regular rotation of experimental one-off beers for the taproom brewed on [a] 2 HL pilot system and a barrel aging program.”