Quidi Vidi

at , St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1A1E9 Canada

Quidi Vidi

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador , NL A1A1E9
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Quidi Vidi is a neighbourhood in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The neighbourhood is named for both Quidi Vidi Lake and Quidi Vidi Harbour - known locally as "The Gut". Located in Quidi Vidi is the Quidi Vidi Battery Provincial Historic Site, which had significance as a battery during the War of 1812. The village is also home to Newfoundland's largest microbrewery, the Quidi Vidi Brewing Company. It has many different types of plants and animals. There are numerous scenic places to visit.HistoryQuidi Vidi was known for once being a historic fishing village. It was active after World War II for the construction of Pepperrell Air Force Base. Field work near Quidi Vidi Lake began on October 15, 1940. During April and May, 1941 the Newfoundland Base Contractors' personnel began arriving, and construction was taken over by their organization.BreweryThe Quidi Vidi Brewery is a main attraction to the neighbourhood. Since being founded in 1996 by David Fong and David Rees, the independent brewery has provided Newfoundland with exceptional world-class beer. Currently, 8 different beers are brewed, including one of the most well known, Iceberg Beer. Characteristic to this brand of beer is the use of iceberg water, which is harvested from pieces of icebergs off the coast of Newfoundland. The brewery sits just at the mouth of the harbour, surrounded by cliffs and looking out at the picturesque harbour scene many associate Quidi Vidi with. Beer tasting and brewery tours routinely occur throughout the week, creating a friendly, open door practice. Beer tastings are about 45 minutes and involve tasting of all beers as well as a first-hand experience of how Iceberg Beer is made.

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