Part of what makes Nova Scotia Craft Beer such a special experience is knowing your brewer. So we thought you might like to meet our beer engineers, and learn who is behind that complex, delicious craft beer in your hand.
Boxing Rock was founded in 2012 by two engineers with a passion for craft beer, Henry Pedro & Emily Tipton. We love beer for the challenge of designing a good one as much as for the pleasure of drinking it. That’s why we got into brewing in the first place. To us, brewing is a test of wits, innovation and technology and the practice of an age-old craft steeped in tradition and folklore. We are both engineers and craftspeople, proudly offering you our inventions/creations.
Henry is a Chemical Engineer trained at Humber College and the University of Toronto. Before moving with his family to Shelburne, he worked as a professional engineer and manager at an automotive manufacturing company, chemical manufacturing and other mechanical companies. He’s also a successful competitive sailor. His connection to dinghy sailing drew him to Shelburne from the Big Smoke several years back with the dream of founding a craft brewery. Toronto’s Westwood Sailing Club presented him with their Spirit of Westwood Award for 2012 as he and his wife Amanda and their two children departed for Shelburne – club members toasted the couple with, what else, glasses of craft beer.
Also a chemical engineer, trained at the University of Alberta, Emily is experienced in project management, sustainable development and facilitation. She worked in Canada and Britain before moving to Shelburne in 2007. Building a craft brewery in Shelburne was what she figured would be the most fun she could have applying her skills to building a business in Shelburne. Emily is a very active community member, hockey mom, and is on the board of the Craft Brewers Association of Nova Scotia and served as president from 2015-2020.