London, Ontario – In April of 2015 Forked River Brewing Company reported they were denied a expansion to their brewery due to documentation set out by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). They have gotten some good news regarding this issue.
Grand Opening of New Store on Saturday, October 31st
London, Ontario, October 25th, 2015
Forked River Brewing Company announces success in getting authorization from AGCO to open a relocated retail store at Unit 4 of 45 Pacific Court. The Company will be hosting a grand opening on Saturday, October 31st from 11am to 4pm to celebrate our collective efforts.
“This success would not have been possible without the support of our customers, city councillors, the mayor, and local MPPs, who have petitioned on our behalf” says David Reed, co-owner of Forked River Brewing. Over 3600 individuals signed Forked River’s online petition on change.org. Resolution of the retail store relocation issue involved discussions with both provincial and federal government agencies over the past 7 months.
After recently expanding fermentation capacity by 150%, the relocation of the retail store will free up valuable space for Forked River’s upcoming bottling line upgrade. “We have built a lot of momentum in LCBO stores with our seasonal offerings and we keep bringing on more staff on to meet demand in more communities” says Andrew Peters, co-owner of Forked River Brewing. Forked River has hired 4 individuals this year and expects to hire 2 more before the end of the year.
About the Retail Store
Located seven kilometres east of downtown London, at 45 Pacific Court, Unit 4, the retail store and tasting room allows customers to sample and purchase all Forked River products. These range from year-round offerings, to seasonals and unique barrel-aged beers, as well as branded merchandise.
About the Product Line
Forked River prides itself on using only the finest quality ingredients, with no preservatives and the beer is unpasteurised to preserve the flavour the brewers intended.
– Year-round offerings include Capital Blonde, an easy-drinking, balanced blonde ale and Riptide Rye, a hop-forward pale ale brewed with rye malt. Capital Blonde is available at select London-area Beer Stores and Forked River’s retail store; Riptide Rye is available at these places, and in the LCBO as well.
– Seasonal offerings available at LCBO stores and Forked River’s retail store include Mojo (summer), a rhubarb wheat ale, Full City (autumn), a richly flavoured coffee porter, and Weendigo (winter), a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout.
– Limited run products are only available at the retail store and is a constantly changing lineup of Unique products from hoppy double IPAs to soured, barrel-aged beers.