Boxing Rock

According to local folklore, Boxing Rock is where bickering seamen were left by their captain to sort out their differences. The choice: box until only one could return to the ship or shake hands and share a beer.

Big Spruce Brewing

At Big Spruce Brewing, we brew only unfiltered, unpasteurized, unbelievably good beer. Drop by our on-farm brewery in Nyanza to get yourself a growler of our beer. You can also find us at the Cape Breton Farmers’ Market and a Nova Scotian tap near you.

Ironworks Distillery

We have 30,000 liters of tank capacity in our basement, and all year long we are fermenting apples, pear and molasses for our rum, brandy and vodka. Our fermentations are warmed by the hot water we recover from distillation, and we typically ferment longer than most distilleries, which gives a richer taste profile, unique to our region.