SUDBURY, ON – A Sudbury pub that closed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 lockdown has announced its reopening under a new name and with the addition of an on-site brewery.
Optimist Brewery & Kitchen was previously known as the Taphouse Northern Grill & Pub, and remains under the ownership of John Arnold and Stacey Cameron who tell Sudbury.com that “they wanted to do something “a little bit different” and the pandemic helped set things in motion.”
After several months of renovations, including the installation of a brewhouse in a space previously used for private events, the bar and restaurant was relaunched under its new name this past weekend.
The initial tap and bottle line-up of beers from head brewer Michael Guillemette includes Sunshine Pilsner (4% abv), Shift Black Lager (4% abv), Rose Coloured Glasses Pink Belgian Wit (4.5% abv), Strive American IPA (6% abv), Gratitude German Wheat (5% abv), and Mindset Pineapple Sour (6% abv). They are complemented by a food menu that includes sausages, pizza, tacos, bowls, and other pub favourites.
Optimist Brewery & Kitchen is located at 1500 Regent Street in Sudbury, and is open every day with the exception of Monday. For more details including full business hours, see the Optimist website and Facebook page.