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Nine Locks Brewing

About the Owners

Since opening its doors in 2015, Head Brew Master Jake Saunders, has expertly crafted Nine Locks beer. With a passion for everything beer, Jake has taken the Nine Locks product line to the next level with uniquely Nine Locks brews. A fan of bold flavours, Jake usually is sipping on a Fathom DIPA and working on the next big IPA.  

If you have visited or called Nine Locks, you have probably met Tanya Sayers, the voice behind the phone line and the face of the retail team. A naturally gifted customer service professional, Tanya ensures that bars and restaurants are ready to serve their customers the best Nine Locks. When she is not helping customers, Tanya enjoys the Nine Locks Spirit Co. Raspberry Dragonfruit Vodka Soda.  
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What Makes Them Unique 

Nine Locks was born out of a late-night fireside chat between cousins Shaun and Danny O'Hearn with a vision to craft the finest beer in Nova Scotia. Located on the historic Shubenacadie Canal, the 9 locks from which they derive their name. The owners never lose their humour; you can find a complimentary joke tucked away on the label of their products, something fans have learned to look out for.  

About Their Products 

If you had told the owners of Nine Locks that they would outgrow their original home within seven short years, they would have done a double take. Staying true to their Dartmouthian roots, Nine Locks broke ground on their new production facility and tap room in late 2021, their new tap room is now open for customers to enjoy! The new facility will allow them to produce over 200 cans a minute, increasing efficiency and sustainability.  

They will still be producing their fan favourite products like the Dirty Blonde with a light, crisp effervescence, this North American- style Weitzen brewed with Canadian wheat and barley is a favourite among Nova Scotians.  

The Frig Off East Coast IPA might suit you if you want something hoppier. This super hazy, soft, silky-smooth beer has a light bitterness with a huge citrus flavour.  

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