Hamilton, Ontario – Collective Arts Brewing announced today that they will be taking full ownership of the Arts & Science Brewery in Hamilton, Ontario. Arts & Science, is a joint brewing facility that opened in 2015 by both Collective Arts and Nickel Brook Brewing. Collective Arts is excited to continue to invest in the Hamilton brewery, and will contract brew for Nickel Brook for the next two years. Nickel Brook will continue to brew in its facility in Burlington and is exploring options to open another brewery in the Niagara Region.
“We have worked harmoniously for two years, but we both recognized that long term, both breweries need their own place to call home,” explains Matt Johnston, CEO of Collective Arts Brewing. The current Arts & Science staff will remain in the same positions, and will be transferring over to become Collective Arts Employees. Ryan Morrow will continue to operate as brewmaster for both companies.