Propeller Brewery Welcomes a new Head Brewer

Propeller Brewery welcomes new Head Brewer, Rod Daigle, to the team.

Rod Daigles nestles up to a tank in Windmill location.

Rod Daigles nestles up to a tank in Windmill location.

A veteran of the craft brewing industry, Daigle has been in the business since 2008 and attended the Sieble Institute of Technology, which provides international educational programs in professional brewing, and in 2012, he co-founded Brimstone Brewery in Ontario’s Niagara Region.

In 2015, Daigle decided it was to return to his native East Coast with his family and he made that move back to Nova Scotia early 2016.  He remains involved with Brimstone from afar, and is eager to put his passion for craft brewing and the industry to work at Propeller.

 “Coming from the East Coast, I recognize and have long admired Propeller as one of the standouts in the industry. In fact, I have romantic memories of cutting my teeth on craft beer and learning about the different beer styles from Propeller’s early days, almost twenty years ago. I also recognize craft beer is exploding in the Maritimes, and Halifax is at the epicenter. Propeller and Halifax are the perfect landing.”

Says John Allen, founder and owner of Propeller, “We’re excited to have Rod join our team. He is very experienced and comes with a great passion for the craft brewing, along with a solid track record. He also is quite adept at recipes, which is a must to stay competitive and satisfy an every-more educated market. Craft drinkers are open to new flavours, but at the end of the day, the important part is to make sure it adds up to good tasting beer.”

Propeller brews under Daigle’s guidance have already hit their Gottingen and Windmill stores, NSLCs and taps throughout the East Coast.