Boshkung Brewing Co. buys old Beer Store
While the Minden Beer Store will be relocating to Highway 35 in coming weeks after 35 years along Water Street, the Water Street property will remain dedicated to the hoppy beverage.
Boshkung Brewing Co. has purchased the old Beer Store building, the deal set to close mid-July.
“Originally, we thought we’d build a bigger brewery where we are,” says owner Terri Mathews-Carl. “We can’t expand at the spot we’re at. We don’t have the space.”
Boshkung Brewing Co. is located in the lower level of Carnarvon’s Rhubarb restaurant, which Mathews-Carl owns along with her husband, chef Christoph Carl. Since opening two years ago, the brewery has experienced tremendous success, winning numerous awards and served at venues in Haliburton, Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, Peterborough, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst and Toronto, including the CN Tower restaurant.
“The Beer Store came up in Minden and it has everything we need,” Mathews-Carl says, explaining this includes space for production, cold storage and office space. The 3,000-square-foot building will also feature a retail area and tasting room. It’s hoped the Minden site will be operational this summer.
“Next summer we will add a food component as well,” Mathews-Carl says. “Our hope is to add to downtown Minden.”
The plan is for the Carnarvon location to remain open as well.
Boshkung Brewing won a gold medal for its 35&118 Cream Ale at the Canadian Brewing Awards in Vancouver this past weekend. Boshkung Brewing beers are available in select Ontario grocery stores and, this fall, will be available at the Beer Store and LCBO.