About Back Forty Brewery

Geddes said the idea for a brewery came about in large part because they owned a building which they had been renting out, but when their tenant announced he was leaving, they began to investigate options. Talk turned to the love of craft beers and the idea of starting a microbrewery. Geddes said initially the idea was thought a bit extreme, but they were soon on an airplane to Nova Scotia to investigate how to set up a brewery. The number one lesson was rather straight forward.

“The big thing, does the beer taste good,” said Geddes, noting microbreweries produce smaller quantities of beer, with distinctive flavours for those wanting something different from mass-produced bottled beer. A bit of research and they took the plunge, purchasing the equipment from a Canadian firm, and beginning installation of six tanks, allowing for six different beers to be produced at a time.


Beers made by Back Forty Brewery

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Phone Number

+1 (306) 783-4040



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