Bad Apple Brewhouse expands with new Wolfville location
this came up for rent,” says Jeff Saunders.
One of the brewers’ beers has a special connection to their commitment to inclusion. One of their sons, Hunter, has Mosaic Down Syndrome. They have created a beer, the Mosaic Double IPA, and donated all profits from it toward sending kids with special needs to Camp Brigadoon.
“I’ve been advocating for my son since day one – it comes naturally at this point,” she says.
Jeff Saunders jokes that anyone who comes in and disrespects any staff member will be given the ‘ Jazzy J’ treatment, a reference to the Fresh Prince of Bel- Air when a character gets thrown out for being rude.
He says he and Kari hope they’re “setting the bar high for other businesses in the area” to look at hiring employees of all abilities and backgrounds to give everyone a fair chance at a job.
“To give somebody else the opportunity to be included in what we’re doing, and inspire the community too – that’s the goal here,” he says.
“We were looking for a space that promotes acceptance and inclusion, and Wolfville is perfect for that.
We didn’t create this job for Cameron – it’s a real job, and he really seemed like the perfect fit.”
— Kari Saunders
Kari Saunders holds the company’s Mosaic Double IPA beer, named for their son, Hunter, who has Mosaic Down’s Syndrome. “The ‘r’ word is not welcome here,” says Jeff Saunders.
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