Beer Market Open at Wolfville’s Church Brewing
By Phil Church
Let there be beer! The Beer Market is now open daily 11am-11pm (except 9pm on Sunday) at The Church Brewing Company located at 329 Main Street in Wolfville. Inside the arched doorway you’ll be greeted by friendly and knowledgeable staff, an array of branded merchandise proudly emblazoned with The Church logo as well as its home (Wolfville, Nova Scotia) and you guessed it, beer brewed right on site.
Featured are many items made locally at Stanfield’s in Truro, Nova Scotia, including hoodies and T-shirts in a variety of colours and sizes as well as cuts. There are also patches, church key shaped bottle openers (it’s a punny business after all), hats and socks, holiday gift bags, and of course stickers. All the beautiful glassware you see posted from the restaurant on your social media feeds is available to purchase in the Beer Market too, but whatever to do with those glasses?
That brings us to the Beer Market pièce de résistance, the beer itself. From the market you’ll be able to look directly into the brewery through large windows set across the back wall behind the five tap bar, and if that doesn’t get you close enough to the action, as of November 13 you’ll be able to enjoy a pint, poured from the retail, out on the viewing mezzanine overlooking the brewery. Bookending the tasting bar are three fridges full of The Church’s Belgian and German inspired beers available in an array of pack sizes including singles for mixing and matching to go. Staff are happy to describe the different beers available, and will even pour samples to try before you buy. The Church also offers fresh crowlers to go, filled and sealed on the spot. What are crowlers you ask? Large cans, 946ml (32oz) to be exact. Beer will remain fresh for up to two weeks after being purged, filled, and sealed. A machine does a much better job of sealing than hand tightening lids, the crowler can blocks all light, and any concern over cleanliness is eliminated – all adding up to better beer.