Big Axe Brewery

two men holding beers and toasting
Destination Nackawic

Located 45 minutes from Fredericton, The Big Axe Brewing began as a bed & breakfast, followed quickly by the establishment of the brewery in 2013, and the opening of the tap room in 2014.  It is hugely popular with locals as well as people passing by on ATVs, boats and snowmobiles.  The nearby trail system and a dock in the summer ensure easy access to the property.

The tasting room has a rustic atmosphere overlooking the St. John River.  You will often find retro vinyl records playing, and six taps of product, as well as mead and cider from local Fredericton producers. Most weekends, there is live entertainment, and the brewery also hosts several ticketed special events throughout the year.

Big Axe produces a variety of different styles including stout, IPA, porter, Belgian-style witbier and sours, and blonde. They are also known as one of the more creative brewers in the area, and often add locally sourced and wild foraged ingredients to their beer, creating seasonal mushroom, sap, and berry beers. 

Beyond what you can consume on-site, Big Axe offers growler and grunter refills as well.  Branded clothing and beer glasses, maple syrup, mead, and local leather crafts can also be found for sale at the tasting room.

Address: 519 Otis Drive, Nackawic, NB, E6G 1H6
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