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Musicians, brewer compose new ale

LYONS BROOK, N.S. – A few local musicians and Uncle Leo’s beer maker Karl Whiffen have something brewing. Whiffen and Pictou County musicians Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier, along with Halifax-based producer and songwriter Jamie Robinson, are teaming up for a new product at
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Ten ways Craft Beer gets the bum’s rush in N.S.

Jeremy White — founder and alesmith of Big Spruce Brewing in Nyanza, Cape Breton — says he is “fed up with the lack of attention and support given to Nova Scotia small Businesses, especially when it comes to craft breweries.” White put his concerns into a open letter to Nova
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Raising a glass for Uncle Leo

Karl Whiffen isn’t sure if he’s following in his great uncle’s tradition with the new beer he started to brew in Lyons Brook on Saturday. “The best I can tell, he made an English bitter,” the forester-turned-brewer said of his Uncle Leo, the namesake for the two-year-old Pictou
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Halifax craft brewery Unfiltered files lawsuit against the NSLC

A Halifax brewery is taking the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation to court over a fee it says is unconstitutional. Unfiltered Brewing Inc. filed papers on Monday in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia suing the NSLC over a markup fee of 50 cents for every litre of beer it sells or
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County pizza, local beer on menu for April 23 event

That’s the premise behind the third annual Pizza Festival, which is a fundraiser for the New Glasgow Rotary Club. “Those who like it, like it a lot,” festival co-chair Gary Hollett said about the county’s pizza, borrowing a phrase from an Alexander Keith’s commercial in the
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Uncle Leo’s wins brewery award

The Lyons Brook brewery received silver for their Altbier in the German Style Specialty Ales category at the second annual Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards on Sunday. They won a gold medal in the same category for their Vohs Weizenbier, a German wheat beer, last year. “It feels like
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Chamber of Commerce hands out hardware

When Jeff MacLean got up to accept the Business Leader of the Year Award at the Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet Thursday night, he said there are some days that are just bad days. March 3 was a bad day. They had to announce that they were cutting jobs as one of the tire lines
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Uncle Leo’s wins gold medal for German specialty beer

LYONS BROOK – Das ist gut. That’s what judges at the first annual Atlantic Canada Beer Awards had to say about a German wheat beer crafted by Uncle Leo’s Fine Ales in Lyons Brook. The beer, named Vohs Weizenbier, was awarded a gold medal in the category of German specialty beers
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Named one of the 11 best new Breweries in Canada!

The Huffington Post just listed us as one of the 11 best new Breweries in Canada! Click here for the full story »
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Media Coverage

Here are two recent articles covering Uncle Leo’s Brewery! The Chronicle Herald: http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/1136922-thirsty-work-ns-craft-brewing-has-seen-dramatic-growth The drinkers and dreamers guide in the Coast:
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