It’s opening day for Antigonish’s newest business and craft brewer. Half Cocked Brewing will open the doors to their store front today for the first time ever, and will
be filling 32 and 64 ounce growlers for patrons.
Owner Matt Thompson says that last Friday’s tap takeover at the Townhouse was a great success, but the real test will come today when the doors open for business:
The brewery at the old Oicle chicken farm in North Grant will be open from 4-7, and will likely operate with a similar schedule while Thompson looks into supply and demand. The brewery will have 5 beers on tap, including a pale ale called “XPA” and an India Black Ale called “Cock of the Walk”
The newest craft brewer on the province is ready to open to the public after a successful tap takeover at a local pub. Half Cocked Brewing of North Grant supplied
their 5 types of beer to the Townhouse on Friday afternoon and evening, resulting in a sellout before closing time.
Matt Thompson is one of the owners for the craft brewery and says that all expectations were met on Friday. It was a nerve wracking experience, but Thompson now knows that the community will welcome their business:
The brewery will open on Thursday for growler fills with 5 different types of beer. Thompson says they hope to get in a cycle where they can be open once a week, with the possibility of expanding hours in the future.
The provincial interest for craft beer has resulted in a new business in the Antigonish area. Half Cocked Brewing, based out of North Grant is in the late stages of
production and development, and looking to have their products in pubs soon.
Greg Oicle is the lead brewer of the company which is based out of an old farm building outside town. Oicle says the first brew happened in March of 2016, and he is excited for the public to finally try their beer:
Matt Thompson is one of the owners, and says now was the time for their product to be introduced to the public:
Oicle and Matt Thompson believe their biggest difficulty will be keeping supply up with the demand they expect. The two have plans to have a tap takeover in a local pub within the coming weeks, with goals of having their storefront open within a few months.