Last weekend Chester Basin had some drinks. Tanner & Co. Brewing—the latest addition to Nova Scotia’s craft beer scene—officially launched its little operation (50 Angus Hiltz Road) with Dan Tanner, a veteran in the food and drink world, at the helm. Tanner, who’s worked at White Point Beach Resort as a food and beverage manager and sommelier for the last 17 years, was turned onto the beer world thanks to his interest in wine.
“It was part of my goal for what I wanted to do for my career—I jumped into the CAPS [Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers] training, which
After five-plus years of serious experimentation with brewing at home, he decided—thanks to lots of compliments about his beer— to go for it and launch Tanner & Co. Brewing. Starting with a focus on German beers, Tanner nailed down a rye beer and steam
“For now I’m happy staying small, I love my day job,” says Tanner. “It’s a hobby slash dream slash it fits well with what I do already. We’ll see.”