By Susan A. Dean
A new business is brewing in Alma. Peter and Jeff Grandy, brothers from Charlottetown, PEI, are converting the former (decommissioned) St. Stephen’s United Church into the Holy Whale Brewery and Buddha Bear Café.
Jeff attended the Brew Master program at Olds College in Alberta and Peter is a mechanical engineer. They both bring many years of brewing experience to their business, along with their own brand of on-site roasted coffee.
The brewery will open in the spring of 2017 and the café later this summer. So when you stroll down Main Street, as the days become a little shorter and the weather cooler, you’ll smell the fresh roasted coffee beans at Buddha Bear Roasters and Café. You’ll be able to step into the old church, order a cup of fresh coffee and think of spring, when you can look forward to purchasing a pint (or more) of micro-brewed beer from Holy Whale Brewery.
Welcome to Alma, Holy Whale Brewery and Buddha Bear Café! Alma is pleased to host the first microbrewery in the region and, of course, anticipates fresh-roasted coffee beans. Business is brewing in Alma!
Susan A. Dean is from Moncton, New Brunswick. She has worked as a writer and a teacher across Canada and abroad. However, she likes nothing more than hiking the trails of Fundy National Park and watching the tides on a moonlit night over the Bay of Fundy. Great beauty lies within her shores.