Meet an organic distiller and an organic creamery owner

Categories: Events
Published on: May 17, 2019

Transition Brockville / 17 May 2019

Transition Brockville’s Green Drinks series this month features an outing to an area craft distiller to learn how he and a neighbouring dairy farmer work cooperatively to make sustainably-produced organic spirits, cheese and yogurt.

Our second Green Drinks event takes place Sunday, May 26, 1:30 p.m., at the King’s Lock Craft Distillery, 5 Newport Drive, Johnstown, just east of Prescott, on County Road 2.

The afternoon begins with socializing and sampling of the various spirits made at the distillery. Also available will be $5 cocktails and samples of cheeses made at the Upper Canada Creamery.

Rob Heuvel, owner of the distillery, and Josh Biemond, co-owner of the farm and creamery, will give presentations about how they cooperate, with Biemond producing organic grains for the distillery and Heuvel returning spent materials to the dairy farm for producing organic milk, yogurt and cheese. Following their presentations, Heuvel will give a tour of the distillery. For more information about these two businesses, visit and

Green Drinks are informal events where people share their interest in resilient living and learn about a topic relevant to living green. Our first Green Drinks was held at the Isaac Brock Pub in Brockville and featured discussion of the federal carbon fee and rebate, as well as practical “life hacks” for resilient living.

This event is open to the public; however, as space is limited and to plan for food, interested people are asked to contact to reserve a seat by May 24.