Beer Briefs: Will the North have another brewery this year?

NWT Brewing logoFebruary is shaping up to be another busy month for the brewing industry, both in Canada and elsewhere in the world. Check out some of the latest beer news out there.

NWT Brewing expects to open this summer: Rumours about the death of NWT Brewing are apparently just that. After issues with its first location choice in Yellowknife’s Old Town, NWT Brewing has found a new home on the edge of the historic district. Founder Fletcher Stevens hopes to open the new brewery later this summer. Expect to hear more about what will be only the second brewery in operation in Canada’s North soon.

The Beer Store claims $40 million in taxpayer savings: Ontario’s bottle recycling program through The Beer Store may well be saving taxpayers up to $40 million annually, according to the company. The Ontario-based retailer has been running its recycling program since 1927 and, in that time, has collected more than 75 billion beer containers. Last year, The Beer Store had returns of more than 90% of all alcoholic beverage containers sold in the province.

Beer of the month club launches in Ontario: Savvy has launched what it’s calling Ontario’s first craft beer of the month club. Savvy Hip Hops looks like it will focus on delivering hard-to-get Ontario craft beer to subscribers on a monthly basis. The club launched this month, with Beau’s All Natural Brewing claiming the first spot in the distribution list.

Northern Brewer launches new burner: Looking for a new homebrewing gadget? Northern Brewer has something for you. Check out the new Edelmetall BrĂ¼ Burner, a 72,000 BTU burner that the company claims “goes from zero to full boil in no time flat.”

New Brunswick to launch first beers this month: New microbreweries are open up everywhere in the country. Later this month, Hammond River Brewing of Quispamsis, New Brunswick will finally launch its first four beers — an IPA, a red IPA, an ESB and an oatmeal stout. The brewery formed last year and has only just received ANBL approval

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  1. When you have had a monopoly since 1927, yes of course you take your bottles back to them to get your $2.40 back. I toss mine in the blue box since I make my own beer and never shop at the Beer Store.

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