Bad Ap­ple Brew­house ex­pands with new Wolfville lo­ca­tion

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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

SARA ERIC­S­SON

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.

Kentville’s Creep Crew is haunt­ing the post of­fice again this Oc­to­ber.Learn more at KingsCountyNews.ca

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