It’s official! Gray Stone Brewing launches downtown Fredericton’s first Brewery & Taphouse experience, showcasing over 20 different New Brunswick brews starting Canada Day 2016.
Gray Stone will be brewing small batches of hand crafted, west coast style ales. In the new building you’ll be able to hang out at the Taphouse or lounge around on one of the patios enjoying a pint of Gray Stone or another 20+ New Brunswick craft brews available, while you get your growler filled to go.
“After 3 years of development and hard work, we are finally opening our doors and we couldn’t be more excited for the city of Fredericton to stop in and try a pint of Gray Stone.” Wes Ward, Owner/Operator
The idea of Gray Stone was first conceived on a hiking trip, one of many for Ward with close friend and work college Fergus Breen. While standing atop the Patagonia mountains back in 2005, the first concept for this downtown brewery was discussed. Traveling, hiking, mountains and sampling different beer from across the globe all helped shape the identity for Gray Stone Brewing.
“We have been very fortunate to have some local breweries like Trailway, Maybee and Grimross step up and offer access to their systems. As a result, we will be able open Gray Stone earlier and the transition to our new equipment should be much less bumpy. The brewing community is very collaborative as opposed to competitive and they have been awesome to work with.” Ian DeMerchant, Brewer
It’s this kind of support that has given Fredericton a place on the map for craft brewing in Canada. We hope to continue this trend and work with young brewers and organizations over time to support their needs through Gray Stone Brewing.
Gray Stone Brewing’s onsite team include local brewers Ian DeMerchant, Mark Budd, Steve Christie and Ryan Placktis. With a range of experience and knowledge these individuals will truly help create delicious NB craft beer in this grain to tap facility.
Please, join us Canada Day from 11am to midnight for a full day of delicious New Brunswick beer, summer foods and games.