Backstage Brewing Now Open in Stellarton, NS

STELLARTON, NS – The Atlantic Canada Beer Blog reports that a brewery announced earlier this year is now open in Stellarton, a small town near New Glasgow in Nova Scotia.

Backstage Brewing has been opened by A.J. Leadbetter, his wife Beth, and her parents, Lynn and Wayne MacDonald in a building at 37 Bridge Ave. that housed a paint shop owned by Leadbetter’s family until it was damaged by fire in 2015.

Now repaired and refurbished, the facility includes a brewery as well as a soon-to-open taproom that will pour several Backstage brands and a selection of beers from other Nova Scotia breweries, as well as local wine and cider.

Backstage is currently in soft launch mode, and started opening for cash-only growler sales last Wednesday, offering fills of Daydreamer Pale Ale (4.8% abv, 21 IBU) and Headliner IPA (6.3% abv, 60 IBU).

For more details on business hours for upcoming growler sales and the pending opening of the taproom, see the Backstage Brewing Facebook page.

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