Trider's Craft Beer is proud to be a family run venture with Joe, Laura, and Scott heading operations at our Amherst brewery. We aren't anything special - just three people who love Cumberland County and beer!
Before making the leap into selling beer and pushing product, we were often found working our day jobs and anxiously watching the clock. The minute the clock struck 5 it was off to the brew shed in Maccan on Trider Road. Many long days and blurry nights over the last decade in that brew shed trying new recipes and playing with different hops is where it all started. We're more than proud of what Joe Potter, our Brew Master, can pour up. He's the talk of the town and we really hope to share his passion with you.
Joe is an accomplished musician as well as a former Lawyer here in Cumberland County. Although he's always open for a good debate, Joe grew tired of the lawyer lifestyle as the man behind the tie and turned to his favorite hobby of brewing beer. "If only brewing beer could pay my bills" Joe thought. That's where Scott comes in. Scott was working his marketing job in Toronto and felt it was time to move home. Managing product life cycles and endless promotional events from a cushy downtown Toronto office was Scott's dream job...or so he thought. Scott moved back to his home of Nova Scotia and immediately connected with his brother-in-law Joe on his passion for beer. Scott's sister Laura loves helping animals at her day job as a veterinary assistant and refuses to quit. Even when she's working long hours at the brewery she cannot stay away from those sick kitties and injured doggies. Laura has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to managing retail locations as her past experience shows and will be tackling the role of Operations Manager.
We pride ourselves on our roots here in Cumberland County and will be naming each of our seasonal's after Cumberland County historic events or places. Maccan Maple, Exit 6 Blueberry Ale, and Coal Miner Stout are just a few of our Amherst, Oxford, and Springhill themed brews.
Trider's Craft Beer is proud to be a family run brewery where we focus on easy drinking beer and good times. As mentioned above, we're just three ordinary people who love beer. Now raise your glass to a beer worth sharing!