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Holy Whale Brewing Co. opens beer garden on riverfront trail

The Holy Whale Brewing Company and Buddha Bear Coffee Roaster has formally launched a new beer garden on Riverview’s beloved waterfront trail. 

Operating out of a repurposed shipping container that was awarded by the town in 2017 as part of Canada150, the Holy Whale Beer Garden will act as an extension of the popular Alma-based brewery and coffee house that continues to see hundreds of visitors year-round.  

Serving a variety of their own products on tap as well as beer, cider and wine from other local producers, the Holy Whale Beer Garden promises a dog and kid friendly environment with a spectacular view. 

“I’d just like to say thank you to the residents of Riverview for being supportive and really loyal to the business. Despite the conditions, everyone has shown a great deal of support,” says Jeff Grandy, Co-owner of Holy Whale Brewing Company and Buddha Bear Coffee Roaster. “Riverview is a great commercial zone. Most municipalities’ first instinct is to say no, so I really do appreciate how accommodating and forward-thinking the Town of Riverview has been.” 

The Holy Whale Beer Garden has the potential of being the largest, licensed outdoor patio in the region which presents an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to enjoy quality craft beer and the roaring tides of the Petitcodiac while still adhering to social distancing protocols. 

“I think Riverview residents will be pleased to see the Buddha Bear Café re-opening with a larger footprint. It’s been a popular addition to the Riverfront Trail. With summer well underway and the Atlantic bubble expanding, we are pleased to host what we believe will be the largest, safest and licensed outdoor patio in New Brunswick,” says Shane Thomson, Director of Economic Development for the Town of Riverview. 

The extended patio is located behind the Chocolate River Station at 391 Coverdale Road, and will be open seven days a week from 4 – 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 3 – 9 p.m. on Fridays and 2 – 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Don’t forget to look up at Intitulado, a large mural that calls for harmony between nature and the modern world, commissioned as part of Festival Inspire in 2016. 

Are you a local business interested in getting involved? Holy Whale wants to share the patio experience with their fellow beer and food providers. Submit inquiry here

Media Contact

Jeff Grandy

Holy Whale Brewing Company and Buddha Bear Coffee Roaster 

Shane Thomson 

Director of Economic Development 
Town of Riverview 

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