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Lone Oak Brewing

Craft beer business to open in Gateway Village

The Brew | by Bryan Carver

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A new brewery is currently under construction in Borden-Carleton’s Gateway Village. Led by three young entrepreneurs, Lone Oak Brewing is looking to carve their name into the growing PEI craft beer community.

Jared Murphy, Dillon Wight and Spencer Gallant have been quietly working on their brewery plans for the past year. Much effort went into finding a location suitable for a brewery. After a few false starts the trio eventually found a building in Gateway Village that would work as a beer production space and taproom. With high visibility, Islanders and tourists won’t miss seeing Lone Oak when traveling down the main commercial strip.

The three owners have plenty of industry experience; Jared with previous business acumen, Dillon previously working at Gahan House as a bartender and Spencer formerly over seeing the beer production in the network of Gahan Brewpubs throughout the Maritimes, Lone Oak will be a solid contributor to the ever growing beer industry here on PEI.

Launching with four products destined to make their way into cans, the brewery allows Spencer to showcase his brewing talents with this range of sessionable beers, sure to be enjoyed by Island beer drinkers. These beers will include a crisp German style Lager, a hop forward American Pale Ale, a sour ale and cider. The Lone Oak offerings should be making their way to PEI Liquor shelves by the end of 2019.

Spencer has a few other beers planned that will be released in the spring of 2020. These will come from a wood aged beer program that will be a key component to the Lone Oak experience. From the taproom, a window will look into the wood cellar Lone Oak is constructing. A first for a PEI Brewery, Lone Oak will utilize a series of oak barrels, former wine foeders and new foeders to create a range of beers. These vessels will be used to mature a variety of beers that highlight wild yeast and bacteria to create beers that have a unique complexity from the microfloras addition. Eventually these beers will be bottle conditioned and sold in the Lone Oak taproom.

Along with the cans and bottles, Lone Oak kegs will be making their way to beer taps throughout PEI during the fall of 2019. Be on the lookout for these offerings as they promise to be well crafted beers. It goes without saying that a trip to Borden-Carleton is a must, as the taproom going to be a great beer destination.

Bryan CarverThe Brew
Bryan Carver

Professional Brewer, Certified Cicerone® and Lover of All Things Beer. Joined The Buzz team in April 2018