Since the Bent Nail is a Pico Brewery (which means it’s really small)

we can brew many different brews depending on the season. 

Our what's on tap section changes regularly so check back here or on social media. 

About Bent Nail Brewery


Bent Nail Brewery is located in Windsor Forks in Nova Scotia’s Avon Valley and is built on farmland that has been in our family’s name since 1862. 


The story of Bent Nail started a long time ago when we were just kids.  Our parents were having our home renovated and every night our father would walk around the house and gather all the nails that the carpenters had discarded.  Our father, a collector of anything deemed reusable, held on to those nails for a few years until one day, he sat us down in the driveway next to a cinder block, handed us hammers and told us to straighten out the nails if we wanted to earn our weekly allowance. We obeyed.

We soon learned that the result of this small and tedious task was literally the foundation of a much larger project.  These recycled yet mighty nails were used to build our family cottage on the Northumberland Strait and was appropriately named The Bent Nail.  


To pay homage to our loving mother and father for their guidance, ingenuity, and frugality, we named our brewery, BENT NAIL.

What's On Tap


GROWLERS (1.89L) $21 REFILL $13

GRUNTERS (0.95L) $13 REFILL $8


ABV 6.4%

Where’s Randall Pond you may ask. Randall Pond is located just outside of Brooks in the state of Maine in New England.

Our cousin owned a cottage on the lake and this is where the Brothers Dodge and family spent the first twelve wonderful years of their summer vacation.

The official name of the lake is Lake Passagassawakeag, but when the brothers were growing up it was called Randall Pond. Plus Lake Passagassawakeag is just too much of a mouthful to say.

This ale is hopped and dry hopped with Simcoe, Mandarina, Bavaria and Vic's Secret hops that makes Randall Pond NEIPA a full-bodied IPA. The flavour profile is prominently Mandarin and Grapefruit,

with a subtle floral finish.


ABV 4.5%

Infused with coconut and fresh carrots, this medium bodied brown carries aromatics of coconut, and initial notes of dark chocolate and molasses, finishing with subtle coconut and carrot flavours that don't overwhelm


ABV 5.7%

No other name would be appropriate for this ale but Bent Nail Pale  Ale. Our Pale Ale is a very crushable, easy going ale. Light bodied and hopped exclusively with the Australian Topaz hops, this beer has very subtle resinous notes with a light grassiness, lightly tropical on the nose.


ABV 4.9%

Named after our Windsor Forks location, The Forks Cream Porter has delicious flavours of coffee, toffee, and nuts. This British originating dark ale is a popular ale in the cold winter months.