The creation of Brightwood Brewery and its tap room, Brightwood Market, has been a long-awaited dream and labour of love. The founders, Ian and Matt, met while working as engineers in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At that point, Matt had been doing some home brewing and had hooked Ian. They established Brightwood Brewery, which is based in the basement of Ian’s modest home on Brightwood Avenue in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Years later they opened their first commercial operation.