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An opposite-of-retirement retirement project
Rurban (i.e., Rural+Urban) Brewing, proudly located in Cornwall, is the retirement project of a husband and wife with a long history in brewing. Along the way, they've been lucky enough to find some awesome employees, fantastic customers, supportive community, and wicked awesome friends that help them try and make the world a better and more inclusive place through beer.
Beer, like artisanal bread, charcuterie, or cheese, is meant to be living - not subjected to unlisted chemicals or hazardous materials. Keep our beer in the fridge and drink it fresh, as you would any other artisanally fermented product.
Small by design
We're not looking to build an empire here - we are local to Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry. We have a retail shop/taproom, where we offer samples, flights, cans, and growlers (we'll fill yours if you bring it in clean). Impromptu tours are available if we are not too busy - otherwise, we are happy to try and arrange tours on request. There is no charge for samples or tours.
And the beer?
Two decades of brewing experience and training, a culinary minset, and a deep science and art background make for some fine and unique creations. But don't take our word for it - stop in the shop and try what's available for yourself! We'll be happy to let you know about other Cornwall and area gems while you're here.
Keeping it honest
Unlike many operations, we don't send anything to influencers, bloggers, beer writers, or the like. We don't do illegal perks for our accounts. We don't respond well to requests for freebies predicated on the assumption of "exposure," growth, or any other BS. We promote a culture of inclusion, honesty, and acceptance, not denigration, objectification, sexism, or elitism. We sell great beer, not a lifestyle. Be wary of any company that does otherwise.