“Oyster Stout” wasn’t a term that was commonly used on this side of the pond once. Rebecca Atkinson was born in a Welsh tavern and realized that Nova Scotia was losing out. This driven woman created the Sober Island Brewing Co. and set sail in 2015 thanks to her intense love of food and drink. Rebecca Atkinson has demonstrated that the traditionally male-dominated brewing industry is inclusive. Her brewery is located on the Eastern Shore, but her influence on the beer scene in Nova Scotia extends far beyond that.