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Wayfarers' Ale Society
Address: 1116 Kars Street Port Williams, NS, B0P1T0
Email Address: johnjmcneil@eastlink.ca
Phone: 902-542-7462
Website: wayfarersale.ca
About Us
Wayfarers' Ale Society came together in 2012 as a group of craft beer enthusiasts living in Nova Scotia to create and develop our own beers (both lagers and ales). After a lot of experimenting and tasting, we gravitated towards making really interesting beers that go well with foods and we also enjoyed reviving some heritage beer recipes and seasonal beers such as fresh filtered light ales. A point came when so many of our friends liked our beers that the Society decided to also make these available to everyone. We needed more brewing space and so the decision to build a new craft brewery was hatched, one with a focus of designing and making beers we enjoyed ourselves, and also in response to our desire to 'support local' in a very real way here in the Valley.
The name Wayfarers' Ale is a tribute to an old custom in England where medieval travellers, 'wayfarers' as they were known, would stop at local churches, knock on the door, and be given a small horn of ale and a piece of bread to refresh and help them along their journey. We thought we would honour this tradition as we are all Wayfarers along life's path.
Practices
Canada and Nova Scotia make superb craft beer and Wayfarers' Ale Society stands proudly in support of developing the craft beer business here in the Annapolis Valley, employing local people and keeping our investment dollars right here at home. We use local suppliers and can boast that all of our main equipment was sourced from Canada and the Maritimes.