Yes We Can!

March 7, 2017

Big Spruce is about to get bigger!

July 14, 2016

We’re very excited to announce our upcoming expansion across the road from our current home!

Funding has allowed us the opportunity to expand and become something that we could have only dreamed of in the beginning. With the help of ACOA, New Dawn Enterprises and Business Development Bank Canada (BDC) we will be able to continue to create the organic ales with ingredients sourced from local producers that keep our customers coming back for more. We work very hard at Big Spruce, and it feels so satisfying to know that our determination is being recognized.”

Read all about it here.


We’re bottling!

March 2, 2016

Big Spruce is excited to release our first ever bottled beer!   RA RA Rasputin is an Imperial Stout aged in Glenora Distillery whisky barrels and the result is a fiery warm offering, with deep chocolate and coffee flavours and a vanilla/caramel nose.  It’s available at the brewery in 650ml bombers, and on tap at super select locations in limited quantities.  Get it while you can!

Best enjoyed with a loud dose of Boney M.


Big Spruce wins 2015 Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award

January 12, 2016

In November 2015, Big Spruce Brewing was very proud to be presented with the Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award at the 2015 TIANS Tourism Summit. The criteria established for this honour reflect the three pillars of sustainable tourism; development-economic viability, environmental sustainability, and cultural appropriateness.

Criteria for nominees:

  • Demonstrated a commitment to excellence and encourages an appreciation of and respect for, our natural, cultural and aesthetic heritage
  • Strived to achieve tourism development in a manner which harmonizes economic objectives with the protection and enhancement of our natural and cultural heritage
  • Cooperated with colleagues and the industry in promoting sustainable development
  • Offered tourism products and services that are consistent with community values and the surrounding environment
  • Fostered greater public awareness of the economic, social, cultural and environmental significance of tourism
PC Sustainable Tourism Award

Big Spruce to Release “The Silver Tart” in Conjunction With “The Bells of Baddeck”

April 28, 2015

In conjunction with this summer’s production of The Bells of Baddeck, and inspired by Alexander Graham Bell’s working notes, Big Spruce brewing has created a recipe for a sour raspberry wheat beer to be brewed in limited batches and released this summer. Click HERE for the article.

Thirsty work: Big Spruce Brewing can’t bottle its beer fast enough

May 2, 2014

A spectacular view of a lake, an orchard, a maple grove, tables made from tamarind and chair backs of woven banana leaf — obviously, this is a brewery in Cape Breton…
Read the full article in the Chronicle Herald here.

Microbrewery taps into fresh recipes

April 1, 2013

Big Spruce Brewing, located near Nyanza, outside Baddeck, is situated on a 30-hectare farm overlooking Bras d’Or Lake that boasts a market garden and orchard.

Read the full article in the Chronicle Herald here.

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