SPIRITS & BEER
FLORA HALL was built in 1927 by
Founder Dave Longbottom spent
the Welch and Johnston automotive
decades travelling the globe in
firm, and for more than 50 years
other ventures, always seeking out
the building housed the company’s
the best local taverns and watering
automotive radio repair business, and
holes and sampling the drink, food and hospitality on
other electrical services for cars and
offer. Flora Hall is the synthesis of these experiences,
trucks. Later it was used to service home
launched to provide Ottawa with a unique new
drinking and eating locale, and built to last.
Their beer is made in an 18 hectolitre, two-
Today, Flora Hall Brewing is a
vessel brewhouse, including one bright tank and
neighbourhood gathering place designed
five single fermentation tanks. They produce
from the ground up to welcome and delight
a variety of beer styles made with quality
our customers with delicious beer and food
ingredients and talented brewers.
and warm service, all in a striking setting.
Recently Flora Hall Brewing took home gold and
silver awards for two of its beers at the Canadian
Brewing Awards in Halifax, N.S. Their English
Ordinary Bitter won the gold for Best Bitter in
Canada! Their American Oat Pale Ale won silver in
the North American Style Pale Ale category.
Congratulations to the brewing team, Rod Hughes
and Carly Hase!
Gather soon with friends for Flora Hall’s award-
winning beers, great company and delicious meals.
New York’s Men’s Journal Magazine
hired a studio photographer from
Brooklyn, a post-master/writer from
Thermond West Virginia and two
Canadian river guides to paddle one
of the country’s most dangerous
whitewater rivers - the Seal in northern
Manitoba, for the purpose of publishing
the quintessential Canadian adventure
story. Add to this unlikely melange of
characters, the possibility of capsizing
in freezing water, the threat of polar
bears, a midnight sail down Hudson Bay
and Manitoba’s worst boreal wild fire,
this chronicle will carry the reader to
the extreme edge of exploration.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hap Wilson is an award winning-
artist, author, photographer, guide,
environmentalist, cartographer and
eco trail builder living in Rosseau, Ont.
His writing has appeared in Canadian
Geographic, Explore and Canoe &
Kayak. He has published a dozen
nature and geography related books.
His book Voyages-Canada's Heritage
Rivers won the Natural Resources
Council of America Award for best
environmental book and the Bill Mason
Award for lifetime achievement in River
Conservation. Wilson, along with his
wife Andrea, operate the Cabin Falls
EcoLodge in Temagami, Ont. He lives in
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