Brothers Jeff and Pete Grandy knew that young beer lovers were looking for a bit of sweet taste added to their favourite brew so they played a hunch.
The innovative tandem behind the Holy Whale Brewery and Buddha Bear Coffee Roaster and Cafe in Alma took a chance an added Skittles, a tangy fruit-based candy, to one of their craft beers.
Like many of their original ideas, it has been a hit. The beer is among the attractions at the brothers’ facility on Main Street in Alma, where tourists and locals have been flocking to sample 10 original flavours for the last four years.
The Alma craft brewery is open year-round, but most of their business comes from tourists, who are visiting nearby Fundy National Park.
For three summers, they have also operated a beer garden/tap room at the Chocolate River Station on busy Coverdale Road in Riverview. There is no food service, but customers can bring their own snacks and meals or order from the 5 Bridges Restaurant, which will deliver orders to the tables.