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Good Robot Brewing Co.

About Good Robot Brewing Co

Two people sat outside Good Robot Brewing Co, enjoying beers served by a man dressed as a robot

ABOUT Good Robot Brewing Company

Welcome to the 'Bot, a brewery, bar, and beer garden run by a pack of misfits in the heart of Halifax’s historic North End. Our beers are known to be eclectic, eccentric, and untrue to style, fraught with foraged materials, impulse decisions, and whimsy. We don’t make ‘craft beer’; we make beer (kinda). And we enjoy sharing our beer, our building, and our childish minds with our communities.In the summer, our GastroTurf (beer garden featuring AstroTurf) brings all the flavours of summer ales to the familiar comfort of a putting green. Year-round, we host oddball events, brew with the community, sponsor festivals, facilitate charitable incentives, and make questionable marketing decisions. Want to sit your bum somewhere and let your freak flag fly? Well, matey, set sail for Halifax's Most Questionable Brewing Experience.

STAFF

Good Robot began with 3 longtime friends and misfits who quit engineering to pursue their dream of quitting engineering. Of course, we had to do something to make money, and given we were spending nearly half of each paycheck on beer, pursuing a good-time beer company was the next natural step. Since 2015, the group of 3 former engineers has grown into a band of misfits who share our values of good times, goodwill and good nature. So drop by sometime - maybe you’ll join our band, too.
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Aaron

Business Administrator
Man-bun Facilitator

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Amy

Hospitality
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Amber

Hospitality
Champ!

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Angus

Co-founder/Operations
Motorcycle Warrior

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BRAD

Hospitality

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BRITTANY

Designer & Hospitality

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BRENT

Creative Director & Hospitality

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BRIDGETTE

Designer
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CARLA

Hospitality
Raptor Wrangler

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CHRIS

Hospitality Manager

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COLIN

Hospitality
Snurly Little Twit

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DANI

Hospitality
Missing in Action

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DANIEL

Hospitality

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DOM

Hospitality Manager
Pit of Coffee

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Doug

Co-founder & Brew Team Leader

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Drella

Hospitality Manager

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Frank

Sales

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Georgie

Events Director

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Gio

Brewer & Yeast QA/QC

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Greg

Hospitality

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Jen “Spitfyre”

Events Team & Merch Manager
Burning Woman

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Jill

Hospitality Manager
Crop-top Enthusiast

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Johnny “Burger"

Front of House Operations Director

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Josh

Co-founder & Marketing Director Smirnoff Ice Facilitator

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Katie

Events Team & Brewery Tour Coordinator

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Kelly

Brewer & BetaBrew Coordinator

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Kyle

Designer

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Nicki

Social Media Manager & Hospitality

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Pat

Hospitality

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Rachael

Hospitality

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Renée

Hospitality
Human Disaster

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Sara

Designer

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Steph

Hospitality

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Vic

Goodwill Ambassador

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KEN

Hospitality

PARTNERSHIPS

Another thing about Good Robot Brewing Company, sometimes we meet a group of misfits that share our values and together, we do weird, wonderful things. We support the following incentives by virtue of many of our staff and guests being femmes, Bahamians, performers, queer, musicians, and/or filmmakers.
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Femmebot

Spearheaded by our brewer Kelly, FemmeBot celebrates women and those identifying as women in brewing. Throughout the year, we host collaborations, homebrew competitions, sponsorships, and events catering to women who love the experience of beer.

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FLAVABOT

Spearheaded by our brewer Gio, FlavaBot is a collaboration with Limestone Group which celebrates Bahamian culture through beer, food, and entertainment. Watch our events page for our next collaboration.

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IN THE DEAD OF WINTER

In the Dead of Winter Festival is an annual songwriter-based festival. The Halifax festival began in 2006 at the legendary Khyber Club with one small stage and eleven artists. Its focus is smaller scale, intimate shows focusing on the art of songwriting.

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HALIFAX INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL

HIFF provides a unique venue for filmmakers and media artists to share their work in a forum dedicated to the celebration of independent cinema.

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OUTeast FILM FESTIVAL

OUTeast Film Festival is the only exclusive presenter of LGBTQ film in Atlantic Canada.

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HALIFAX FRINGE FESTIVAL

The Halifax Fringe Festival first raised its dingy, moth-eaten curtain in 1991. Like many Fringe Festivals, HFF is experimental in nature and unjuried.

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NOVA SCOTIA DODGEBALL

Dodgeball is a non-sanctioned sport and therefore requires an organization to create the foundation. NS Dodgeball also supports local causes such as Special Olympics Halifax and Feed Nova Scotia.

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LOCAL THEATRE GROUPS

One of the co-founders of Good Robot grew up in a theatre household. We understand how difficult it is for the performing arts to attain funding. Therefore, we try to support as many local theatre groups as possible through various incentives. Past partners include 2b Theatre, DaPoPo Theatre, The Villain’s Theatre, and The Ship’s Company Theatre.


sponsorships

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HALIFAX POP EXPLOSION

HPX is an annual festival that presents over 150 artists, comedians and speakers in more than 15 venues across Halifax. Along with Garrison Brewing and Gahan House, Good Robot sponsors HPX in order to keep Halifax a burgeoning scene for musicians.

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HALIFAX PRIDE FESTIVAL

Beginning in 1988 with Halifax's very first Pride March, members of the city's gay and lesbian community organized Pride Week without the benefit of legal protections. Halifax Pride has since grown into a celebration welcoming upwards of 120,000 guests each summer, the largest event of its kind in Atlantic Canada.

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EAST COAST RAINBOW SOFTBALL

The East Coast Rainbow Softball Association (ECRSA) focuses on inclusion and community engagement in the sport of softball. They also host the legendary Dykes vs. Divas softball game during Halifax Pride.


GOODWILL

We host two donation-based incentives

GOODWILL BOT

Every Monday, a different nonprofit organization enters our taproom to engage our patrons, potentially recruit new members, and receive $1 of each pint sale that evening. To learn more, visit our Goodwill page.

DONATIONS

We are happy to support and consider various community fundraising incentives. To learn more, visit our Goodwill page.


Good Robot Brewing Co. makes videos. Fun videos. Important videos.

When the Nova Scotia film credit perished, we were quick to exploit the unemployed misfit. Peruse the entire collection here to learn important things like how not to behave at a bar, why we don't believe in the term craft beer, why Donkey Kong is no longer allowed in our establishment, and how women and femmes play an important part in brewing.


OUR NEIGHBOURS

Just to the south of our building resides the Centre for Islamic Development, a nonprofit organization whose motto is to promote understanding and peace through education. Given that this is a place of worship, child and adult education, prayer, and community, we ask that our guests please be mindful and respectful of their presence. Kindly resist the urge to be excessively loud in and around our location. Do not smoke or loiter outside the Centre or we will kindly ask you to move in front of our building. We turn off the music on our GastroTurf (patio) during prayer times. We make every effort to keep the sidewalks in front of both our buildings clean, but please use the appropriate cigarette butt disposal.Thank you for your understanding and for reading all about Good Robot Brewing Company.