Yesterday was a pretty special day for the craft beer community here in Manitoba. Barn Hammer became the first brewery to open since the government changed the regulations. I’ve been following Barn Hammer since I first heard about them over a year ago and to see this accomplishment is truly awesome.
I went down there for the first day and was surprised that even though I was arriving at 12:50, there were already quite a few people there. Tyler told me that it had been pretty steady since they opened at noon and from what I heard it got pretty busy there as the day went on.
They are serving beer in 10oz or 16oz for you to enjoy in the taproom, and then they have their 32oz and 64oz growlers that you can take home. They have a few baked goods and snacks available and have been working with local food trucks to try and have something available to eat. The Walleye Wagon was there yesterday serving up some delicious food.
While there have certainly been challenges along the way, delays, and even a few hiccups, it was good to see Tyler and Sable Birch behind the bar seeing their hard work come to fruition. Brian and assistant brewer Adrian were in the back brewing up a storm to keep up with the demand.
So, get down there to 595 wall street, they are open from noon-9pm again today. Let’s do our best to support local.