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The Stars Align in North End Halifax

I’m a big believer in what I like to call “sometimes things just work out”.  It’s a phrase that I repeat often and that I credit my first boss at my first real job with (Thanks Ray).  What he meant was a little more than serendipity though.  He meant that if you work hard, and you spend your time wisely, and you align what you do with what you believe…then things have a way of just working out.  It’s something I’ve seen demonstrated time and time again in my life.  And it’s a great feeling when it happens.

Last winter, Henry and I were searching for something new.  Something to enhance what we were doing at Boxing Rock.  Something that would connect us more directly with the craft beer lovers of Halifax – our biggest market.  And something that would allow us to exercise our creative brewing muscles once more.  We came to the conclusion that we needed a partner in the city, and that we wanted a second brewery.  We talked to a few people who were looking to open new restaurants, but there didn’t seem to be a good fit.  Finally one day it struck me, in much the same way that craft beer struck me seven years ago.  In an instant I knew that the Local Source Market was that partner.

The rest, as they say, is history.  We embarked on creating a unique partnership between our two businesses and have found a way to incorporate our Test Kitchen small batch brewery and Bottle Shop into the Local Source Market.  I can’t tell you how proud I am to have our beer next to the amazing local produce they source from across the region.  (Especially the cheese! Oh the cheese…).  If you haven’t had the chance to stop in yet…you should.  Because not only can you get all of our seasonal and test kitchen beers in one spot, your growler filled with Vicar’s Cross (or any one of the six taps we have pouring) and amazing local produce…the Local Source staff are the most friendly, knowledgeable people I have ever had the pleasure of buying my greens from.

Find out more about our partnership in the video below…and bring your growler to our Bottle Shop at the Local Source Market to experience the newest, freshest beer we have!



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