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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spitfire Arms: Windsor, NS 5th Anniversary

One of my favourite pubs back in Nova Scotia is celebrating their 5th anniversary this weekend - for readers in NS, make a day trip and enjoy the festivities. Congratulations Spitfire!!

Here is a press release from publican Troy Kirkby:

Well folks, it's difficult to imagine that this coming Saturday April 19th it will be five years to the very day that The Spitfire Arms Alehouse opened for business.

Where has the time gone? I've witnessed many changes here in Windsor since first arriving to town in the spring of 2002. When I reflect on the successes we've enjoyed here at the pub, there is a single key element to which I owe my thanks and that is to everyone who has passed through our doors.

Thank you all for your support, friendship, loyalty and continued custom. Without my exceptional team of employees and you, our customers, 29 Water Street is nothing more than an expensive hobby!

Before I let you know what we have planned for the party on Saturday, I thought it would be fun to throw a few stats around to put things into perspective. These are approximations on my part but accurate for all intent and purpose. Here we go!

As you know we hand cut our chips. Since 2003 we have served 40,000 pounds worth.

When I opened with only 8 draught lines, people though I was crazy and that it would never work. Today we proudly serve beer from across Canada and the World via 17 draught lines. To date that works out to be in the neighbourhood of 300,000 pints served!

If I ever took our Fish and Chips off the menu I'd probably close my doors! You've said it time and time again that we produce one of the best in the Province and about 75,000 orders can't be wrong.

This next figure proved arduous to calculate. It's likely that most of you have been here more than once, or were able to sneak in on a regular basis. The Spitfire Arms Alehouse has hosted in excess of 350,000 visitors over the past five years of business. That is an amazing number! And once again, we Thank You.

Enough of the sentimentality, here's what's going on Saturday April 19th, 2008.

We hope that you will join us all day and night! As a token of our appreciation there will be prizes, birthday cake, our good friend Hal Bruce is here to entertain you with live music in the evening and we will kick off our latest contest - a trip for two to the Moncton Beer Festival on May 31st.

We hope to see you here for the Spitfire Experience!

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