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Our First Customer

We haven’t posted anything on the website for a bit.  Sorry folks, it’s been unbelievably busy over the last little bit.  We’ve been working on a number of things including construction, plumbing, building the brew house and planning.  It’s been busy but a lot fun.  We can’t wait to be brewing beer and serving it […]

Getting close

Sorry for the lack of updates here. It has been crunchtime for us the past few weeks. Everything is coming together all at the same time causing us matching amounts of stress and excitement.

In the last two weeks we have gotten our AGCO approval, gotten the OK from the CRA, passed our electrical inspection, almost […]

Where’s the B?

We have hit a few landmarks in this process that have been scary/awesome and also remind us that soon we will be making beer. Putting up our sign was another one of those landmark moments for us.

Now if only we can find a […]

Diggin’ a hole…

So, what, you may ask, have we been working on?  Well, we’re glad you’ve asked!

Our electrical work is now complete and we’re just waiting for our inspection.  We have our plumbing permit and we’ve been digging like crazy so the plumber can come in and lay some pipe!  We had fun playing with some cool toys […]

Local Men Save Town

This Friday (March 15th) 5 Paddlers Ian Mills and myself (Spencer McCormack) will be appearing on Daytime Durham on RogersTV. We will be discussing St. Patrick’s Day Do’s and Don’ts and we will also be going over our experience to date opening 5 Paddles and what that has been like.

Maybe most importantly though we […]

Sessionability… A conundrum… A plan

Almost everybody we tell about our brewery immediately asks: “So, what beer are you going to make?”

The truth is we aren’t sure. We know we want to make some weird and badass beers (we even made a pact to this effect) but those aren’t the beers that will keep the lights on and the bills […]

Durham is Primed & Ready

The past few weeks, the 5 Paddles team was busy taking part in a competition for start-up businesses in Durham Region put on by the Spark Centre. There were speakers from some very successful Durham-based businesses and tons of start-up companies and entrepreneurs in attendance. While we did not win the contest, we did […]

We’ve Got Stainless!!!

Our trip to Buffalo over the weekend yielded the majority of our stainless fittings for the brewery.    We just need to get a few more parts and then we can start to put everthing together to test it.  Here’s a pic of Dr. JP’s fantastical allotment of stupendous stainless!

Just in time for Christmas 2013!

The wheels are now moving and we are preparing a lot of things that make 5 Paddles walk and talk like we are brewery except of course for the one and only thing that will make 5 Paddles a brewery.

We now have 5 Paddles glassware and shirts! I don’t think I fully realized that we […]

Please leave a message…

We now have our answering machine set up.  Feel free to give us a call and let us know what you think about 5 Paddles or if you just want to wax on about beer or life in general!  We’d love to hear from you!  I’m sure the voicemail will fill up quickly but we […]