<strong>Boxing Rock expands production at Shelburne micro brewery</strong>

Greg Bennett gbennett@thecoastguard.ca
Published on February 3, 2014
Emily Tipton stands beside a 34-hectolitre fermentation tank and associated piping that was delivered to the facility late last week

The Boxing Rock Brewing Company welcomed new production equipment to their facility in Shelburne today, which will allow them to increase production at the facility by 50%.

A 34-hectolitre fermentation tank and associated piping was delivered to the facility late last week. As with the brewery’s 17-hectolitre brewhouse and four existing fermentation tanks, the new tank was fabricated by Diversified Metal Engineering in Prince Edward Island.  This tank will expand the brewery’s fermentation capacity and allow them to brew more frequently. 

Boxing Rock first opened its doors in July of 2013.  This expansion was part of the business plan for the first year of operation, and follows several months of the brewery struggling to keep up with demand for their products.

“We have had a great response from the market to our products - both the bottled product we distribute through the NSLC and private wine stores and our kegs.” says Henry Pedro, Founding Partner of Boxing Rock, “This expansion will allow us to make more of our three year-round products while keeping up with demand for new, innovative seasonal brews.”  Emily Tipton, Pedro’s business partner adds “We are really pleased with how our production facility is operating right now and look forward to having this expanded capacity to allow us to better meet demand, and perhaps start looking to expand distribution outside Nova Scotia.”

Boxing Rock’s three year-round products (Hunky Dory Pale Ale, Temptation Red Ale and The Vicar’s Cross Double IPA) are available in 34 NSLC locations across the province as well as in the private wine stores and at the brewery store in Shelburne. 

Tours of the brewery are available year round and visitors can purchase freshly made beer in bottles and growlers at the on-site retail store and tasting room.