The Wayfarers' Ale Society

 

"Raising my glass and tasting the beer fills me with a sense of friendship and speaks to the timeless joy of good conversation and laughter"
 
- Chris Killacky, Chairman of the Wayfarers' Ale Society

Wayfarers' Ale Society came together in 2012 as a group of craft beer enthusiasts living in Nova Scotia to create and develop our own beers, (both lagers and ales) in contrast to the ever increasing blandness of industrial beers and very hoppy but good craft beers (of course we do make hoppy beers as well). After a lot of experimenting, and tasting, we gravitated towards making really interesting beers, that go well with foods, and we also enjoyed reviving some heritage beer recipes and seasonal beers such as fresh filtered light ales. A point came when so many of our friends liked our beers that the Society decided to also make these available to everyone. We needed more brewing space and so the decision to build a new craft brewery was hatched, one with a focus of designing and making beers we enjoyed ourselves, and also in response to our desire to 'support local' in a very real way here in the Valley.

In fact Canada and Nova Scotia makes superb craft beer and Wayfarers' Ale Society stands proudly in support of developing the craft beer business here in the Annapolis Valley, employing local people and keeping our investment dollars right here at home, using local suppliers and can boast that all of our main equipment was sourced from Canada and the Maritimes.

Why Wayfarer?

The name Wayfarers' Ale is a tribute to an old custom in England where medieval travellers, 'wayfarers' as they were known, would stop at local churches, knock on the door, and be given a small horn of ale and a piece of bread to refresh and help them along their journey. We love this idea, and need this at times, and so we thought we'd honour this tradition, so please ask for the 'dole' if you're on a journey and somewhere along life's path!

 

Located in Port Williams at the Wharf on the Cornwallis River

BEERS

(growler prices include tax)

A SLENDER BLONDE ALE
of German lineage brewed with Pilsner malt and Continental hops. Much too young to be bitter. A really light, refreshing beer for those hot summer days.
ABV 4.2% - IBU 17
Availability: NSLC, PEI Liquor, Brewery
Prices:
Cans 473 ml - $3.99
Refills 0.95L - $7.00 / 1.95L - $12
Growlers 0.95L - $12.00 / 1.95L - $17
Kegs 19.5L - $100 / 50L - $250
A HEARTY IRISH RED
with chocolate overtones and a bold, but not overwhelming, hop profile. Brewed with Maritime Pale and organic specialty malts, and balanced with traditional English hops.
ABV 4.8% - IBU 30
Availability: NSLC, Brewery
Prices:
Cans 473 ml - $3.99
Refills 0.95L - $7.00 / 1.95L - $12
Growlers 0.95L - $12.00 / 1.95L - $17
Kegs 19.5L - $100 / 50L - $250
Our IPA
is brewed with Maritime Pale, Crystal and Organic specialty malts, and flavoured with five different hop varieties added at five different stages during the brewing cycle, making the One-Eyed River Hog a really unique beer with a lot of attitude. The One-Eyed River Hog IPA is named after a creature reputed to live in the tidal waters of the Chijekwtook (Cornwallis) river, on the banks of which the Wayfarers’ brewery is located.
ABV 6.2% - IBU 50
Availability: NSLC, Brewery
Prices:
Cans 473 ml - $4.19
Refills 0.95L - $9.00 / 1.95L - $14
Growlers 0.95L - $14.00 / 1.95L - $19
Kegs 19.5L - $120 / 50L - $300
A SCOTTISH ALE
(not a Scotch Ale) Malty, brewed with roasted and crystal malts and a low hop profile. Has a beautiful coppery colour with chocolate and toffee flavours
ABV 4.8% - IBU 20.
Availability: Brewery
Prices:
Cans 473 ml - $3.99
Refills 0.95L - $7.00 / 1.95L - $12
Growlers 0.95L - $12.00 / 1.95L - $17
Kegs 19.5L - $100 / 50L - $250
ENGLISH PALE ALE
a traditional pale ale with a touch of bitterness, flavourful enough that you could drink it flat and warm, but we don't serve it that way.
ABV 5.2% - IBU 38
Availability: Brewery
Prices:
Cans 473 ml - $3.99
Refills 0.95L - $7.00 / 1.95L - $12
Growlers 0.95L - $12.00 / 1.95L - $17
Kegs 19.5L - $100 / 50L - $250
HELLENE'S OLDER SISTER
for those that prefer their blondes with a little more body. A lusty beer, a little on the sweet side, that doesn't harbour any bitterness.
ABV 4.8% - IBU 20
Availability: Brewery
Prices:
Cans 473 ml - $3.99
Refills 0.95L - $7.00 / 1.95L - $12
Growlers 0.95L - $12.00 / 1.95L - $17
Kegs 19.5L - $100 / 50L - $250
SASSY GINGER
An exotic light for those who are looking to spice things up a bit. Named after our very own fiery redhead, no ginger added.
ABV 4.4% - IBU 20
Availability: Brewery
Prices:
Cans 473 ml - $3.99
Refills 0.95L - $7.00 / 1.95L - $12
Growlers 0.95L - $12.00 / 1.95L - $17
Kegs 19.5L - $100 / 50L - $250
MUDDY BIG STOUT:
A delicious, rich organic Oatmeal Stout made with locally grown and malted oats. Using Malted Oats rather than the traditional flaked oats allow a much greater proportion of the grist to be oats, resulting in a exceptionally creamy and smooth brew. A meal in a glass!
ABV 5.7% - IBU 30
Availability: Brewery
Prices:
Cans 473 ml - $4.19
Refills 0.95L - $9.00 / 1.95L - $14
Growlers 0.95L - $14.00 / 1.95L - $19
Kegs 19.5L - $120 / 50L - $300

Having a party or special event? Get a party keg!
 
19.5l kegs - $100 plus HST ($100 keg deposit required)
50l kegs - $250 plus HST ($150 keg deposit required)

River Hog, Muddy Big Stout 19.5l kegs - $120 plus HST ($100 keg deposit required)
River Hog, Muddy Big Stout 50l kegs - $300 plus HST ($150 keg deposit required)

kegerator rental $75/week (gov't id and credit card required)

 

Wayfarers' Ale Society Tours

 

Brewery Tours are available on Fridays at 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM and Saturdays at 2:00PM, 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM. If you have a purchased a Groupon tour, please reserve your place on the tour calendar. If you would like to purchase a tour, please email us at .

HOURS

 

Fall Hours
Monday - Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 7 PM
Thursday - Friday: 12:00 PM - 10 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM to 10 PM (Growler and Can Sales from 10:30 AM)
Sunday: Closed

TAPROOM

Grab a pint and a bite to eat from our selection of Appetizers, Salads, Paired Charcuterie boards, Pizzas and Nachos! After making your selection sit back and relax in our taproom or patio overlooking the beautiful Cornwallis River, where you can watch the tide flow in and out twice daily; a Port Williams must see! Or, warm your bones by our wood stove during the winter months (yes, a real wood fire). Find our full taproom menu here.

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Contact

 

Wayfarers' Ale Ltd.
1116 Kars St.
P.O. Box 149
Port Williams, NS  B0P 1T0
902-542-7462

Email Wayfarers' Ale Ltd. and the Wayfarers' Ale Society at:

Need craft beer for your bar or restaurant? Contact us at or call Scott on our direct sales line at 902-300-3404.

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