Bobcaygeon, Ontario – Bobcaygeon Brewing Co. has signed a lease with Parks Canada to turn the former Post Office building at 15 Bolton Street at Lock 32 into a microbrewery with a retail store, tap room, and gift shop.
“We are excited to be working with Parks Canada to fulfill our original goal of building our brewery in Bobcaygeon and producing our beer here”, said Richard Wood, President and co-founder of Bobcaygeon Brewing Co. “We look forward to a strong long-term relationship with Parks Canada and the community to promote both craft beer and economic development in Bobcaygeon and the surrounding areas.”
Bobcaygeon Brewing Co. began operations in 2015 and has three core brands, Common Loon APA, Dockside Red Ale, and Sunset Golden Ale, in addition to multiple seasonal brands. Its beers are currently brewed on contract in Ottawa, and are available at the LCBO, The Beer Store, and select licensed grocery stores. Bobcaygeon Brewing Co. won a gold medal at the 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards for its Dockside Red Ale, which was recently listed at the LCBO.
“We are pleased to welcome Bobcaygeon Brewing Co. to the former Post Office building at Lock 32 – Bobcaygeon,” stated Jewel Cunningham, Parks Canada Director of Ontario Waterways. “This partnership is an excellent example of finding and leveraging the win-win potential in our communities. It also creates the climate for increased visitation at our site by presenting new and exciting offers to residents and visitors alike.”
“We are currently finalizing our site development plans and hope to begin construction in the fall” stated Richard Wood. “We plan on opening the doors of the brewery in 2018. We look forward to welcoming the community at that time.”