In case you didn't notice, craft beer is blowing up in Ottawa, with the opening of several new breweries, expansions of existing facilities and even our own growler delivery service. Much of the action is happening just outside of Ottawa, but since we're sharing an area code we're still pretty excited to hear about new beer!
To help you, the craft beer fan, keep track of who's opening what, where and when, we'll be running a series on upcoming breweries and the people behind them. Some are at the point of being able to open, others are knocking on doors trying to get funding or supervising their brewery being built from the ground up.
This week we interviewed Andy Rorabeck, owner and brewer of Rurban Brewing in Cornwall, Ontario (about an hour and 15 minutes away from downtown Ottawa). You may have seen him at National Capital Craft Beer Week (the tent that wasn't serving beer) alongside Marc Bru (Square Timber Brewing Company) and John VanDyk (Covered Bridge Brewing Company) promoting their upcoming breweries. He doesn't have a space planned out yet and he's still working out the financial kinks, but with the growing brewing community in Cornwall his spot will surely be a welcoming point.