Wow!  How time flies when you are building a brewery.  Its been a few months since our last Brewery Construction Update, and a LOT has happened since then.

Where to start?  The most obvious question is probably “didn’t you say you were going to open in December?”  The answer is YES, but as always with the combination of an ambitious timeline, coordination of multiple local trades, and the holiday season winding down, comes delays. Delays that are beyond our control.  But, we are only a little behind schedule and are hopeful that we can be open within the next month.   (more…)

What else do you do in Toronto when it’s winter and you’re building a brewery ?? Why you take off for a day to Vankleek Hill and brew beer with Beau’s! We had a fun filled day brewing beer, talking about beer and drinking beer with these guys. The collaboration beer will be out in bars across the GTA for FeBREWary.
Be sure to keep your eyes on the taps for Le Coeur Noir – Black IPA! Translation – ‘The Black Heart’


Halifax is home to many great craft breweries and good people.. So why not visit and drink some beer – which is exactly what we did! Brewmaster Daniel Girard @ Garrison Brewing made time to talk shop and show off their new massive facility around the corner from their current home. Of course, we also made time to sample the beer.
Strolling down Agricola st. we checked out North Brewing Company – an awesome craft brewery in a prime location…. Picked up a few from their bottle shop for later.
Finally, an East coast trip would not be complete without Lobster – so we grilled some up out in Terrance Bay while sipping on Hunky Dory Pale Ale from Boxing Rock.
Good people and good beer. If you have yet to explore the East Coast, you definitely should – Just don’t spill any donair sauce on yourself at 2 in the morning.

  Truly a festival that we look forward to year after year, Cask Days boasts beers from Brewers right across Canada set within the walls of Toronto’s Evergreen Brickworks event space. Founded in 2005 by barVolo, this yearly event has grown at such an incredible rate that it continues to sell out tickets as soon as they are available.

What better of a forum to debut Rainhard Brewing’s very own Armed n Citra American Pale Ale & Lazy Bones IPA! The Pale Ale was available for consumption amongst the other great selections of beer, while the Lazy Bones was part of the Cask Days IPA challenge! Both cask conditioned beers turned out excellent, and paired well with the bread, meat and cheese food options that the festival offered.

Cask Days was another great annual event of beer tasting for the books and an excellent opportunity to get Rainhard Brewing out to the people who love beer as much as we do… we will be back! 

Cask Days