Uncle Leo’s – Lyon’s Brook

Uncle Leo's Brewery

Named one of 11 of the best new Canadian breweries by Huffington post (2013), Uncle Leo’s is the dream of Karl and Rebecca Whiffen. Karl grew up in Newfoundland, in a remote out port where his great-uncle Leo ran a general store. Leo provided the community with ales he brewed at his store, so this brewery is in part a tribute to him. All of Uncle Leo’s beers are brewed using fresh well water. They brew bold styles with lots of character like West Coast Style IPA and rich, chocolaty smoked porters. Available by the growler or by the bottle.

Year Opened: 2013

Location: 2623 Hwy. 376, Lyon’s Brook, NS

Samples Available On-Site? Yes

We Recommend: If you can’t make it to Lyon’s Brook (although trust us, it’s worth the trip) get it in Halifax at Premiere or Bishops Cellar. You can also finally get it in Halifax on-tap – we like the Stubborn Goat.

Uncle Leo’s Red Ale

Uncle Leo’s IPA

Uncle Leo’s Smoked Porter

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