Happy Birthday, Flora Hall!
This Saturday, October 1, Flora Hall Brewing celebrates their fifth anniversary with Flora Fest 5. From noon to close the brewpub will celebrate a half-decade in business with five new beer releases and live music from Funk-A-Tron 5000.
“Five years is significant in any event, but even more so given the context of these past years,” says founder Dave Longbottom. “It feels beyond special to see the Hall filling back up with humanity again—providing a warm welcoming space for our amazing community to gather is the raison d’être of Flora.“
An outdoor tent will provide extra space for revellers to enjoy the food and beer. The special beer lineup for the day will include:
- Berliner Weisse with Cranberry (a collab with the Embassy of Germany in Ottawa)
- Imperial Stout with Cocoa Nibs and Coffee (a collab with Brown Bag Coffee)
- Vermont IPA (a collab with Bar Lupulus)
- DDH DIPA with Galaxy Spectrum and Nelson (a collab with Stray Dog Brewing)
- Mango Lassi IPA (a Flora fan-favourite returns!)
The brewery has always taken pride in using its physical space to create the ideal social space. From the open view lines to the horseshoe bar and the building’s heritage features, great care has been put into its design. Furthering this will be the introduction of commissioned art installations in celebration of their five-year anniversary.
“One of the key elements of the vision for Flora is to provide a beautiful space for our customers to gather,” explains Longbottom. “A space that reflects our community and is ever-changing and evolving. A space that echos the quality and creativity of our beer makers, food makers, and servers. And one element of that is the continuous addition of original art works.”
Look for wallpaper handmade by local artist Andrew Morrow and a large painting by Ottawa’s Michael Harrington. And it will be hard to miss the large 300-year-old cedar backbone ceiling installation by B.C. artist Troy Moth.
Admission to the party is free and the team is eager to reconnect with folks who have supported them over the past five years.
Flora Hall Brewing is located at 37 Flora St in Centretown. Flora Fest 5 takes place Saturday, October 1, 2022, from noon to closing. Check out their website for more info.