Category Archives: Food & Drink

Potatoes To Potent Potables – New Brunswick Farmers Produce New Vodka Line

Potatoes. God bless those earthy little miracles. They’re responsible for crisps, and poutine, and preventing Jonathan Swift from committing mass infanticide. Even in its passing from one to plane of existence to the next it gives us one final miracle, eau-de-vie – vodka.

Fortunately New Brunswick is a land blessed in starchy tubers, and now is home to the first farm-to-bottle distillery in Atlantic Canada. The Strang Family farm has long been associated with the spudsy wonders. The 6th generation farm (4th generation potato farmers) in Maiden, New Brunswick turns out over 20 million lbs of table grade potatoes a year. Now as Blue Roof Distillers they’ve found a way to make better use of all those potatoes that don’t make the grade. Continue reading Potatoes To Potent Potables – New Brunswick Farmers Produce New Vodka Line

Eating Heritage: A Tour of East Coast Culture Through Slow Food

Delegates from all over Canada, the United States and parts of Europe along with many locals were in Moncton recently for the Eating Heritage Food Festival and Slow Food Canada National Summit. The event was five days of foodie heaven, living up to its name by going back to our roots and showcasing East Coast cuisine and culture in every last bite of the schedule. Continue reading Eating Heritage: A Tour of East Coast Culture Through Slow Food

Hammond River Brewing: New Brewery And Taproom Nears Completion

It’s hard to keep a good brewery small. The craft beer industry is one of the fastest growing in the Maritimes with new breweries popping up almost everywhere and existing breweries expanding. Among them is the award winning Hammond River Brewing, who marked the upcoming opening of their new brewery at a joint announcement with Opportunities NB this morning. Continue reading Hammond River Brewing: New Brewery And Taproom Nears Completion

Developer Proposes Saint John’s Gothic Arches As New Brewery

Four years ago Jody McCairns moved to Saint John from Toronto with the intention of redeveloping Gothic Arches, a former church, into condominiums. With a slump in the markets, McCairns is now looking for creative ways just to keep the historic building from being demolished. His most recent proposal has been to tap into one of New Brunswick’s growing industries by turning the church into a brewpub.
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