North Country Canning Company is one of the newest members of the North Country family.
With the success of North Country Brewing Company’s brew-pub and the increasing demand of production, the owners’ Bob and Jodi McCafferty decided to open North Country Canning Company in 2013.
Right down the road from the Brew Pub, the canning facility is open for events and tours on select days. The Canning Company brews, kegs and cans North Country’s most popular brews. The facility has shipped beer to every county in Pennsylvania, and even in Ohio.
Bob McCafferty studied environmental geoscience in school. Upon graduation, he became an archaeologist traveling from natural location to location. On the side he had a job bartending. He met his wife, Jodi and she had a background in restaurant management. The concept for North Country came from his time spent in the woods and much of the wood inside the Brew Pub came from archaeological sites around North Country that would have been destroyed.
Bob had an interest in chemistry and he also wanted to create something “brewed here, made here, local, and that’s when the beer came into fruition. One of Bob’s mantras is: “think like a mountain” meaning- think about longevity and how this will last a long time from now. The Mccaffertys are very involved in having a sustainable restaurant and brewery, with historical and community significance.