local craft beer that lifts the spirit

Located in the Amherst’s industrial park at 46 Anson Avenue, Trider’s has become a go to place to enjoy fresh local craft beer. With Joe Potter and Laura Parker at the helm, the couple have created a warm, welcoming, safe space to socialize, even in these times of covid. For Eat Local Cumberland’s recent AGM, it was the perfect place to host a meeting.

There are several things to make you feel comfortable at Trider’s : nice bar, dimmed lights, big black board with what’s on tap, patrons enjoying a variety of award winning ales, a newly renovated space to listen to live music every Saturday afternoon, or participate in trivia nights on Wednesdays.

Speaking with Joe earlier this year I found out that his dad used to make beer at home, a habit that Joe took to university while studying music, and then law. Laura, while she loves beer, has developed a sensitivity to gluten, but, gifted with a five star palate, has the ability to pick out the multiple flavors that are hidden in a glass of brew. Talk about handy when time comes to create your own concoction. What inspires recipes? “A collaboration of the minds” is what I am told. The duo pays attention to what clients want, Laura comes up with ideas and cooks small batches at home, from there, Joe figures out what is needed to brew in large quantities.

Community support has been great from the start. First micro brew operators in the county, the couple pride themselves in producing GMO free beer. They have been dealing with local producers to source ingredients, have made allies, friends, people they can count on. Feeling part of a larger community, being proud of a product that meets their expectations, are some of the many things that make Laura and Joe happy.

A family affair, Joe’s brother Ken is the creator of all the fun labels that adorn the bottles, while his mother, Jo-Ann, can often be seen selling their products at the Pugwash Farmers Market in the summertime.

On a regular basis you will find a nice selection of ales such as: Rod’s Red smooth ale, Yellow Beer’d blonde, Scotian Pale bitter ale, creamy Brew-Deau, Mean Joe Bean coffee blonde, and Commander Rye-ker IPA. Keep an eye for seasonal brews like their Japanese Larger, the Pumpkin Ale-ixer, or the American Orange in Paris. As I am fond of oatmeal, I am looking forward to the return of their Second Breakfast Oatmeal Stout.

For their current beer inventory, special deals, and ongoing events visit their website

Regular updates can also be found on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/triderscraftbeerns

Email them at : contact@triderscraftbeer.com
Text or call at : 902-614-8983

See you at Trider’s