Sometimes you get asked to collaborate on a beer, and it’s exciting.
Collaboration brewing is a great way to build relationships, to get creative and to learn from other brewers. But sometimes collaboration brewing can be about more than that. When I got the email from the folks at Change is Brewing asking us to collaborate with them I knew it was going to be more than just a great beer. And I was not wrong.
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And they have been making great beer with NS breweries AND making change in our industry ever since. It was a great honour for us to brew with them and learn from them the first time in 2021. I was so happy to introduce them to our community and in particular to the folks from the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre. Visiting the centre with them as they experienced the history at Birchtown was moving and helped me to see the story of the Black Loyalists as more than just a piece of Shelburne’s history. Launching the beer at our taproom in Shelburne was an incredible experience, so many members of our community came out to support the beer and the work of these two great organizations.
The beer we brewed with Change is Brewing, Back to Birchtown, has been in our regular lineup since 2021. We love having it on tap so that we can promote the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre to visitors. Proceeds from the sale of Back to Birchtown go to support the work of the Black Loyalist Heritage Society and the Change is Brewing Collective.