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Schoolhouse Brewery moving to Downtown Windsor

Cameron Hartley, founder of the Schoolhouse Brewery in Falmouth, said he's excited to move his business to a larger location in Downtown Windsor later this year. 
Cameron Hartley, founder of the Schoolhouse Brewery in Falmouth, said he's excited to move his business to a larger location in Downtown Windsor later this year. 

WINDSOR - Local brewer, Cameron Hartley, is moving his Falmouth operation to a much larger space in Downtown Windsor later this year.

The new location, at 40 Water Street, behind T.A.N. Coffee, will incorporate beer production, retail space, a taproom and more Hartley said.

“The plan to move has been in the works for a long time,” Hartley said. “The original plan was to build and move in Falmouth, but we found that we’re at max capacity and had no place for our bottom line to go until we made this move.”

The brewery was originally founded in Upper Falmouth, in his home's basement, which used to be a schoolhouse - hence the name.  

“We like (the new) spot, right off the highway, right by the water,” he said. “We’re going to be able to have our production space and a retail space, where we’ll serve six of our beers and some guest taps there as well.”

Hartley said he’d like to start brewing in the new location by Nov. 2016, with a retail space open by December.

The taproom and a kitchen space could be open in early 2017, he said.

The name Schoolhouse Brewery will remain, with more beers, including seasonal varieties, a possibility down the road.

Hartley said he’s received positive feedback from the town and surrounding businesses so far.

“We absolutely will need more staff once things are up and running,” he said. “I’ve got some people who are helping me out now, who’s jobs will be expanding into full time.”

Hartley said the new location will give Schoolhouse Brewery room to grow, so they don’t hit another ceiling in a couple of years.

They currently sell beer to local pubs and restaurants, but they’re hoping to sell product directly to customers at the new location.

Hartley also said he’s hoping this move will allow Schoolhouse brews to expand into Halifax, one of the largest beer markets in Atlantic Canada.

“There’s a lot of work ahead, but we’re excited,” he said.

Schoolhouse Brewery launched in 2013.

The new location, at 40 Water Street, behind T.A.N. Coffee, will incorporate beer production, retail space, a taproom and more Hartley said.

“The plan to move has been in the works for a long time,” Hartley said. “The original plan was to build and move in Falmouth, but we found that we’re at max capacity and had no place for our bottom line to go until we made this move.”

The brewery was originally founded in Upper Falmouth, in his home's basement, which used to be a schoolhouse - hence the name.  

“We like (the new) spot, right off the highway, right by the water,” he said. “We’re going to be able to have our production space and a retail space, where we’ll serve six of our beers and some guest taps there as well.”

Hartley said he’d like to start brewing in the new location by Nov. 2016, with a retail space open by December.

The taproom and a kitchen space could be open in early 2017, he said.

The name Schoolhouse Brewery will remain, with more beers, including seasonal varieties, a possibility down the road.

Hartley said he’s received positive feedback from the town and surrounding businesses so far.

“We absolutely will need more staff once things are up and running,” he said. “I’ve got some people who are helping me out now, who’s jobs will be expanding into full time.”

Hartley said the new location will give Schoolhouse Brewery room to grow, so they don’t hit another ceiling in a couple of years.

They currently sell beer to local pubs and restaurants, but they’re hoping to sell product directly to customers at the new location.

Hartley also said he’s hoping this move will allow Schoolhouse brews to expand into Halifax, one of the largest beer markets in Atlantic Canada.

“There’s a lot of work ahead, but we’re excited,” he said.

Schoolhouse Brewery launched in 2013.

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