About Us

Picture of Char Robichaud. Brewer and Owner of Hardisty Brewing Company

My name is Charlène Robichaud, but my friends call me 'Char'. I have been brewing craft beer for over 20 years. In March of 2020 I launched Hardisty Brewing Co. at the same time as the first COVID lockdown in Nova Scotia. Perfect timing, right? No, but we rolled with it and we introduced ourselves to Colby Village with home delivery once a week.

Picture of Hardisty Brew brewery

Hardisty Brew is a 'nano' brewery with big dreams. Our 'brew kitchen' has the capacity to brew six to seven hundred liters a month.

You can find our beer on tap at local pubs and single cans for sale at Harvest Wine Beer Spirits in Dartmouth and the RockHead Wine Beer Spirits in Halifax, NS..

Local interviews

Atlantic Canadian Beer Blog, interview with Char in 2020.
Read it here

Pride label. Into the beer, not the label.

Pride not only in the beer we make but also for our community which we are apart of. We are queer owned and operated. Inclusion is our first priority here at the brewery for our staff and the community.