How do you say Rurban?
For us, Rurban rhymes with Bourbon or Turban, but we really don't care. Say it however you want. There are harder things to say ;)
Do you offer samples and tours?
We have always held a "try before you buy" philosophy in our retail shop, and so offer samples from the same cans and batch as the ones in the store. 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.
Where can we buy Rurban beer?
Unpasteurized and unfiltered beer in cans, kegs, and sale-by-the-glass are available at our retail shop. Unpasteurized and unfiltered cans and draft for present consumption are available at our local supporters.
Do you do Growlers?
Nope - we do 473 mL (16 oz) cans and 30L kegs, all packaged on site, by us.
How should the beer be kept?
Keep them COLD (i.e., sub 50F/10C), and drink them FRESH. Our beer is neither pasteurized nor filtered, so treat it the cans of beer like you would a keg.
Why Are There Paper Labels on Your Cans?
The world already has enough plastic, and the craft beer world already has enough plastic in cans, let alone on cans.
Why isn't Rurban available in the LCBO or Beer Store?
We're not looking to build an empire here. We are an independent, small-batch, brick-and-mortar brewery in Cornwall that has always said our mandate is Cornwall and SD&G. We are small. Our beer is not pasteurized, not filtered, not centrifuged, and contains no downstream processing. We don't have a CEO, marketing department, analytics department, customer retention strategist, or conglomerate directing us. We have never contracted out production of our beer to have another brewery pretend they're us, and we never will.
Why isn't Rurban at more festivals?
See the above. We support many local festivals and initiatives in Cornwall and SD&G, and every once in a while, we end up further out.