About Us

Picture of Hardisty Brew brewery

In March of 2020 Hardisty Brewing Co. launched 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.

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 at the Dartmouth Alderney Landing Farmers Market every Saturday (8am - 1pm). Also single cans for sale at Harvest Wine Beer Spirits in Dartmouth and the RockHead Wine Beer Spirits in Halifax, NS.

Meet the Brewers

Picture of Char Robichaud. Brewer and Owner of Hardisty Brewing Company
Charlène Robichaud
Owner / Master Brewer

My name is Charlène, but my friends call me 'Char'. Born in Montreal, QC but spent most of my childhood in the Maritimes. During my 20's I lived in Edmonton, Alberta for a short time where my brother-in-law was the Master Brewer of a local micro brewery. This is when I learned to approciate real craft beer, learned to brew it, and experiment with flavour. Settled down in Dartmouth, NS with my wife and 2 sons. I have now been brewing craft beer for over 20 years. This once hobby naturally progressed to going pro and starting Hardisty Brewing Co.

Picture of Amber Turner. Brewery Assistant at Hardisty Brewing Company
Amber Turner
Brewing Assistant

Born and raised in Dartmouth, NS with her three brothers, spending over two years of her formative years in New Zealand. Amber is a Mom to three small kids and a wife to a lucky woman. Amber worked for years as an Early Childhood Educator who decided to leave the baby bottle behind for a different kind of bottle. She's a tough, hard working, (no BS) Taurus who loves her newfound skill of brewing beer.

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.