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13 Barrels Brewing

Buy Local in Bathurst: 13 Barrels Brewing

Family owned brewery in Downtown Bathurst. 

Why 13 Barrels Brewing you ask?

The legend goes...

It was a dark time, a sobering time: Summer 1920 - Bathurst, NB.

Not a legal drink to be had...


  • Northern NB was rumored to be a haven for a robust bootlegging trade with transshipment points in Bathurst, Miscou Island and throughout the Caraquet Coast.

  • A serious attempt was made to stamp out the demon alcohol. Joseph Gammon, an upstanding Bathurst citizen who upheld the Prohibition Laws of the day, bravely mounted a posse.

  • Joseph and his sober gang, ventured up the Nepisiquit River, and seized 13 Barrels of illegal alcohol and saved the good citizenry of Bathurst from years of relaxation and fine brew.

  • During dangerous times, our fore-fathers obviously appreciated a glass of good brew. Let’s celebrate the return of 13 good Barrels!


13 Barrels Brewing Company is a family owned business operated by David, Margot Young and family. David Young was born in West Bathurst and the family enjoy spending time together at their property at Anderson Point Lane. 

The Young family have long enjoyed “coming home to Bathurst” and believe a microbrewery will be a good fit in the community. We’ve got a combination of good people, good ideas, good beer and a deep-rooted pride in all the community of Bathurst has to offer. 


Don't miss the beautiful sunsets overlooking the Bay of Bathurst on 13 Barrels' terrace with a refreshing beer in hand.  

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