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Like the building of a historical Saltbox, brewing small batches of quality beer is a deeply rooted expression of the heritage and craftsmanship found in Nova Scotia.  

The Saltbox house is identified by its sloping gable roof that gives it the asymmetrical shape of a lidded wooden box used to store salt during Loyalist times.  In those days, most brewing and drinking was done in the home.  Some say the lower roof line jutting out from the main part of the house was an addition to allow owners to incorporate a small brew room onto their living quarters.

The resurgence of craft brewing marks a renaissance of the kind of local brewing that took place before the Industrial Revolution – when making beer was a standard household chore as integral as baking bread.  

Incorporating the iconic Maritime architecture of the saltbox house into our logo is our nod to the notion that quality, small-batch beer brewing started in the home.  

At Salt Box Brewing Company, we celebrate the development of the skills and artistry required to create fresh, full-flavoured beer for consumption by the local community.  Our motto:  “think social, and drink local”.
“Traditional craftsmanship is perhaps the most tangible manifestation of intangible cultural heritage”
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