There’s been a lot going on we want to share with you as we work towards opening our premium craft brewery in Fenelon Falls.
As some of you may know, we’ve recently returned from a year off to see the world—a trip we’ve been planning for the past 8 years. The trip was a window onto a world—gelato makers in Italy, vintners in France, olive oil producers in Croatia, coffee roasters in Vietnam—of great food and drink made by great people who pride themselves in doing things the right way: in small batches, with quality ingredients. We want to incorporate all the best of what we’ve learned into Fenelon Falls Brewing Co. and its products.
Now we’re back and have a lot to do. Our website has a new logo as well as fresh content to share our history and what you can expect from our brewery.
The first big announcement is we’re partnering with Criveller Group to build our custom-made brewhouse right here in Ontario, just down the 401/QEW from us. Criveller, one of the oldest Canadian manufacturers in the industry, has been building microbreweries and brewpubs since 1970. They’ll be installing a 15-BL (barrels) system, just under 18-hectolitres, meaning that a lot of beer will be brewed in the former livery stable in Fenelon Falls. Criveller is an outstanding Canadian partner to work with and reflects our values. It’s our intention to continue supporting local business along the way, and we will continue whenever we can, from equipment design, to engineering, to construction, to staffing, to ingredients.
The question on everyone’s mind is around our opening date. We’re just as eager for that date to arrive! With permits, construction and equipment delivery still on the horizon, our estimated opening date is late Fall 2018. All going well, at that time we’ll have all the I’s dotted and T’s crossed, and our brew house commissioned and ready to brew.
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We hope to see you in Fenelon at this year’s Santa Day!