R&B Brewing has gone through some major changes in the last year. There was an Ownership Change (Howe Sound Brewing), a new Head Brewer (Rodney Hughes) and now an Ale & Pizza house on site. For all the parents out there this Ale & Pizza house has a food primary license so children are allowed.
When you walk in the door the first thing you will be greeted with is the Growler bar. They fill growers, sell bombers and also swag here. If you are looking to get in and out quickly this will be your destination.
If that is not your plan to just pick up beer to go you will turn right towards the Ale & Pizza house.
The Ale & Pizza house has a great feel. The whole room was brought together with all kinds of interesting bits and pieces. There is a neat sitting area with lots of books to read. The majority of the seating is on long shared tables. They have amazing pizzas as well as other tasty looking food on their menu. I had the bacon, mushroom and green onion pizza and it was great. I think my favourite touch with this space though is the functional reel to reel music player and the walls of speakers.
They are still using the same brew house but they are making lots of other changes in the back. They have been slowly phasing out the original horizontal dairy tanks that have been using forever. They now use a mix of conical fermentors as well as three dairy tanks. Otherwise the bottling line has not changed and they are still using Frankenstein for the bombers. They also have a great little test batch system to play with.
If you have not checked out R&B Brewing since the Ale & Pizza House opened up then it is time for you to check it out!
54 East 4th Avenue
P.S. they have a patio under construction!