Good Neighbour Brewing And Next Door In Winnipeg

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One Sixteen and Good Neighbour Brewing in Winnipeg
A gathering space featuring pub fare and craft beer from a female-run brewery in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Good Neighbour Brewing is all female-run craft brewery in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Beer is available to take out or sample in its West Broadway area shop and tasting room. It is also available in the next door restaurant and neighbourhood gathering space, which also serves as a taproom. When I first visited in September 2023, it was known as One Sixteen. It has since been renovated and reopened in January 2024 as the aptly named Next Door.

The Space

Bar and table and bench seating in a taproom and restaurant with windows to street

The space shown highlighted reflects the way the space looked when it was One Sixteen. The front of the space houses the bar, shared table seating, and the taproom. The back area features a bit more traditional dining with long shared tables and a few tables for two or four. The area flows openly from front to back so there is little delineation between the two spaces. The same food and drink menu is available throughout.

Bar in taproom and restaurant
View of kitchen area at the back of One Sixteen in Winnipeg
Kitchen at back of the space

This is a lively spot and can be noisy. It has a welcoming vibe, but it is not the place for a quiet, intimate dinner.

Side courtyard of a restaurant with wood tables and benches and a colourful mural on the brick wall of the neighbouring building
A side courtyard features patio seating in warmer months

The Food

Although the menu has changed slightly since re-opened as Next Door, it remains a menu of mainly pub-style appetizers and burgers (beef, veggie, or fish).

The Beer

Good Neighbour Brewing is a female-owned craft brewery. Their goal is to brew unique, flavourful beers with lower, more mindful alcohol levels, and that are inviting for all levels of beer drinkers. They also sell zero-alcohol Sparkling Hop Water.

They started brewing beer in 2021 in space provided by Oxus Brewing Company. They opened a pop-up taproom at The Beer Can and joined forces with the folks at One Sixteen for a more permanent taproom. In spring of 2021, they opened their own small brewery space next door to One Sixteen along with a bottle shop and tasting room.

Sales area of a craft brewery bottle shop
Good Neighbour Bottle Shop

Good Neighbour beers include lagers, ales, and sours. They also brew seasonal and small batch features.

Craft beer menu
Craft beer menu during a fall 2023 visit

Tasting flights were not available at One Sixteen. They did offer 7.5 ounce glasses of most of the beers on offer with a limit of two such glasses at one time per person. My friend and I created our own tasting flight by ordering four different 7.5 ounce beers between us and asking for extra glasses.

Selection of four small size craft beer samples

We chose Czech Premium Pale Lager, Especial Amber Lager, Hazy IPA, and Small Batch Mango Cream Cold Tea Rice Lager. The pale lager was our favourite. I found the amber lager and hazy IPA to be so-so, but, as I’ve mentioned in other posts, everyone’s tastes are different and someone else might really enjoy them. Surprisingly, I liked the Mango Cream Cold Tea Rice Lager with its hint of vanilla, but only when I thought about it as something pleasant to drink and not as a beer.

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Good Neighbour Brewing and Next Door - A gathering space featuring elevated pub fare and craft beer from a female-run brewery in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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  1. The Good Neighbour beers sound good to me. So many craft brewers focus on IPAs which I’m not fond of. Winnipeg is a bit far for me to try a beer, but if I ever get there…

    1. Ken, I like some IPAs, but not all. I think I may find the English IPA more to more liking than the American styles.