Anderson is family owned and operated brewery proudly brewing out of London, Ontario. They pride them selves on crafting small batch, handcrafted, premium beers without compromise that we know you'll love; from our family to yours.
Bad Apple Brewing Co. started out in 2014 as a ferment on premises. Jason Ingram Bad Apple's brewer and the owner had developed a passion for home brewing and enjoyed passing it on to customers. Jason being a sheet metal tradesman and Sandy, his dad, being a welder worked over 2014 and 2015 to manufacture a larger brewing system that allowed them to change their licensing. In 2016, Bad Apple became a Beer Manufacturer with a brewery retail store. In 2018 they were able to upgrade their system once again, this time to a 15 hectare- litre brewhouse. We are a real craft brewery experimenting and improving beer recipes with each batch. We are located on a small apple orchard on highway 21 just north of St. Joseph's, Ontario. We are 10 minutes north of Grand Bend and 15 minutes south of Bayfield. Our brewery is in our beautiful century barn. Although once inside you would never know it, if it weren't for the exposed barn beams. Customers are welcome to walk through the orchard to take pictures with the blossoms in the spring, and we have apple picking in the Fall through our sister company Ingram's Apple Orchard. Come for a taste, leave with an experience!
Since 2012, Bayside Brewing Co. has been brewing premium craft beer in Erieau’s historic Lakeside Hotel overlooking Rondeau Bay. The original goal of the four owners (Frank Thompson, Nancy Cowan, Ken Royal, and Josette deBrouwer) was to create a small business that would allow them a slower pace of life, as well as a chance to explore their passion for beer. To their surprise, the local community swarmed the brewery and customer demand transformed what had originally been plans for a small quiet bar into a large BrewPub with a full menu, wood-burning pizza oven, and expansive deck proving great views of the bay and room for live music.
Beerlab!, the small batch brewery owned and operated by Nick Baird and Adil Ahmad, is finally set to open its doors June 7th. Beer drinkers in London are, of course, likely already aware of both the duo and their fledgling brewery given that the location of the soon-to-open small batch venue is adjacent to Milos’ Craft Beer Emporium, and both Baird and Ahmad have spent time working (and drinking) at Milos.
For those who haven’t tipped pints, talked local music, or chatted beer with Nick or Adil (or hounded them endlessly about when they were going to open their fucking brewery so you could blog about it), the Coles notes version is this: these guys are super into brewing, have been working on opening their doors for a long time, and next week Londoners are going to get another cool spot to drink great beer made by passionate brewers.
Curley Brewing Company is an independent nano brewery established in 2017, located in London Ontario. We are London’s only all vegan brewery and craft beer cafe. We are dedicated to creating unique and flavourful beers, fresh baked goods, and savory menu items.
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Black Donnelly’s Brewing Company is an Ontario craft brewery. Our exceptional craft beer comes with one of the most infamous stories of Canada’s early frontier. Our microbrewery produces a crisp, refreshing lager that’s perfect for a pint after work, a couple rounds on the patio, or your St. Patty’s Day party.
Black Donnelly’s takes its name from one of Canada’s most controversial families. With seven sons and fighting spirit, the Donnelly family was a force to be reckoned with. Those who crossed them came away bruised and beaten if they were lucky.
One cold winter night in 1880, their feud boiled over, and a vigilante gang massacred much of the Donnelly family. The violence was so dramatic, people have been telling the Black Donnelly story ever since.
Now, our craft beer continues the Donnelly story.
Black Swan Brewing Company is a partnership between Bruce Pepper and Ryan Stokes, both teachers with a long tradition of brewing. After years of home brewing and developing outstanding recipes, Bruce and Ryan launched Black Swan Brewing Company in the heart of iconic Stratford Ontario.
CRAFT BEER that RINGS TRUE
Blyth Cowbell Brewing Co. is a one of a kind Huron County destination facility that features a state-of-the-art brewery, with an indoor restaurant, outdoor patio, and country store. Cowbell’s fully accessible, great for families the farm is located on 100+ acres near the historic town of Blyth, This is a one-of-a-kind destination brewing experience, with its distinctive craft beer. Visit the Cowbell Farm in Blyth, "The "No. 1 craft brewery in Canada to visit."
Dundas and Sons’ small-batch beer selection is in constant rotation and is supplemented with guest taps from Anderson, Forked River, and London Brewing. Dundas sets up his kettle sour, Homegrown APA, blonde, and honey amber on a flight tray featuring a white ash live wood edge. I’ve missed Dundas and Sons’ early popularity leader, a black IPA with seven per cent alcohol and 52 IBU because savvy craft beer drinkers have beaten me to it.
Dundas and Son's has been founded by long-time homebrewer Rob Dundas, and is located in Lilley’s Corners, a group of buildings at the corner of Adelaide and Dundas Streets that were built by businessman Charles Lilley between 1871 and 1873.
The Exchange is a new premium brewery and tasting room located in Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Old Town heritage district. Although the town is known as the heart of Ontario’s wine country, it is also the scene of a burgeoning craft-brewing industry. With brewing and agricultural roots that stretch back to the late 1700s, Niagara-on-the-Lake is the perfect home for The Exchange’s approach to brewing, which blends traditional and modern techniques and equipment.
We focus on making exceptional craft beers using only the highest quality ingredients, including local Niagara fruits. Our selection includes a range of American styles along with sour and funky Belgian-style beers and ales.
Nothing brings people together quite like a good beer. Whether you’re in a pub, watching the game, or just sharing a brew with your neighbour, beer is one of the quintessential ingredients to a great company. Made in London, Ontario, Forked River Brewing Company is dedicated to delivering consistent, flavourful brews made with care in the traditional craftsman manner with all natural, quality ingredients.
Three local, award-winning homebrewers, all University of Western graduates, have teamed up to bring the Forest City the beer it deserves. We believe that our beer has the power to bridge people from all walks of life. Your enjoyment is our success, so raise your glass and here's to all of us!
Half Hours on Earth is a small batch brewery located in Seaforth, Ontario,
Canada. Our brewery is inspired by the Farmhouse Ales, Lambics, Brett-Infused Trappist Ales, American Wild Ales and 100% Brett Fermentation beers found in Belgium, the United States & Canada.
Our focus will be producing beers that impart a refreshing dryness with yeast forward flavour and aromatic characteristics. This will often be combined with tartness, funk, fruit, hops, etc.
In the end, it’s about making beer we personally enjoy drinking. While our beers tend to lean towards American/Belgian Farmhouse-style ales, if the time comes where we feel like brewing an IPA, Imperial Stout, or anything really, we’ll likely just go ahead and throw those into the mix as well.
Herald Haus Brewing Company
A heritage-inspired brewery in Stratford, incorporating local ingredients from the vast agricultural community that surrounds us. Our entire beer selection is based on historical Stratford and area memories.
Owned and operated by Daniel J. Graver and team, we have renovated the historical Herald Building, former printing and newspaper office, into The Herald Haus Brewing Company.
Blandford, Brodie, Barker and Matt Whitney spent months touring other breweries in Southwestern Ontario in 2018, all the way from Sarnia’s long-established Refined Fool and Stonepicker Brewing in Forest, to a smattering of colourful locations in the Hamilton and Niagara region.
“Our primary focus is to be a community meeting space selling out of here, a place to meet up,” Whitney said. “It’s going to be a really open concept. We want people to be able to walk up to the tanks, touch them if they want. The back will be open.”
You won’t see Imperial City Brew House products on the shelves of the LCBO for a while yet. The first-time owners say establishing a local presence is more important than worrying about distribution, which they hope will come after.
The story of Lock Street Brewing Company starts in 1824 when the ‘game changers’ of the time started work on the first Welland Canal. People with vision and the ability to bring stakeholders and community members together for the greater good created a new form of network. The Welland Canal not only connected people and commerce, but created new and transformational views: ideas to build a better future.
Just bordering Old Town Niagara-on-the Lake, Niagara Oast House is a microbrewery rising fast in the Canadian craft beer market. Unless you’re looking for it as you drive along Niagara Stone Road, passing one farm field after the other, the old country farmhouse, refurbished and painted a bright blazing red, can be difficult to spot in this heart of wine country.
But when you walk in you get the feeling something is different about this new brewery – neither ancient nor wholly commercialized – it has kept for itself a little bit of both worlds in trying to attract a younger, more urban demographic of university and college students. Between the oak floors and square wooden tables, the friendly atmosphere, and the aroma of freshly brewed beer.
Railway City Brewing Co.'s Dead Elephant Ale is our tribute to Jumbo the Elephant, who was tragically killed in a railroad accident in the late 1800s in St.Thomas. Jumbo is featured throughout St.Thomas from the life-size statue at the city’s west entrance to the large wall murals adorning our downtown buildings.
Jumbo was the prize attraction of the P.T. Barnum Circus that performed throughout North America. During the early days, many circuses travelled by train, and thus many moved to St.Thomas as part of their route. Many stories have been told about how Jumbo saved a small elephant from being hit by the oncoming unscheduled train. However, most accurate stories reflect a simple accident. City Brewing creates a series of locally handcrafted beers in St. Thomas, ON.
No corn syrup here! We proudly feature malted barley (grain), hops, yeast and water as our primary ingredients. Each beer is locally brewed, all natural, and crafted in small batches, using only the finest ingredients with no artificial adjuncts or preservatives.
Our brewery operation features a 20-hectoliter system comprised of a kettle, mash tun, hot liquor tank, and a number of 10, 20 and 40hl fermenters and conditioning tanks.
Refined Fool is a group of teachers, creatives, blue collars, entrepreneurs, musicians and pastors who care about beer, business, Sarnia, and each other. We started out as a foolish bunch of backyard brewers using propane burners and frozen hoses, and now we’re a real life microbrewery.
Where it all began. Our OG production space, taproom, bottle shop, and concert venue. We're quite proud of this little guy.
Our second location with a larger production space, taproom, bottle shop, and restaurant with food from Sarnia's Burger Rebellion.
River Road Brewing & Hops is Huron County and Bayfield’s first farm-based brewery dedicated to providing you with delicious and quality crafted beers and produce. Each of our beers offers you a unique tasting experience.
The ingredients that go into making our beer are grown right here on the farm giving you a fresh taste like no other brewery in the area. At River Road Brewing & Hops location, just outside of Bayfield Ontario, you will be welcome to wonder the hop yards and farm fields to view the craft from start to finish.
River Road Brewing supports sustainable brewing, from our wood-fired boilers to feeding spent grain from the brewing process to our herd of highland cattle.
We look forward to inviting Craft Beer enthusiasts to Ontario’s West Coast to enjoy the local splendour, quaint villages and delicious elixirs.
Rusty Wrench Brewing Co. is a small town brewery with a pleasant on-site pub, just west of London, Ontario, in the heart of downtown Strathroy.
Founded in the spring of 2015 and opening its doors in late 2017, this two-year labour of love has developed into something we are proud to share with you.
Our mission doesn't stop at excellent craft beer will be serving an array of house-made sodas, speciality coffees, kombucha, and a worldly inspired food menu that can cater to most dietary restrictions.
We have not created a brewery, we have created an experience. One based on great beers, delicious food, and friendly staff where all are welcome.
In a church that dates back to the 1890s, full of rustic charm with exposed beams and brick walls, a bar handmade from reclaimed barn wood from around the corner, you can now marvel over its character as you enjoy a pint of one of our tasty beers.
This space is now home to not only a Brewery and Beer Hall, but also passionate and knowledgeable folks who are itching to guide you through an incredible beer experience like none other.
Silversmith proudly redefines not only the craft beer experience but tourism in Niagara. We’ve created a space where travelers and locals alike meet and seek refuge over a delicious brew.
Welcome to Sons of Kent Craft Brewing Company, Chatham’s premier craft beer destination. Sons of Kent focuses on producing premium craft beer using traditional methods and modern ingredients. Located in Downtown Chatham, our destination brewery has an on-site tasting room, event space, bottleshop, and live entertainment.
Owned by a husband and wife duo who have been wanting to break off on their own and start a brewery in Stratford area. While the two were travelling through Europe in 2014, they stayed at an old English farm that housed a small micro-brewery. This is where Ayden, a trained Mechanical Engineer learned how to brew. When they returned to Canada Ayden began working at Bell City Brewing Company in Brantford as their brewer. Two years later, with his wife Katie, a University of Waterloo graduate by his side, they set off on their journey to open their own brewery.
With the Ontario craft beer scene rapidly growing they knew a brewery in Shakespeare was the perfect addition to the rapidly growing industry. They believed that Shakespeare is the ideal place with just the right mix of local beer connoisseurs and drive-by tourism traffic headed to the Stratford Festival. With that, Shakespeare Brewing Company in Shakespeare ON was born.
You can’t mistake the fact you’re arriving at an on-farm brewery when you arrive at Stonepicker Brewing.
There’s the McCormick Deering antique tractor at the end of the lane, the idled hog barn you pass on the way to the brewery building and the 1933 Case C hanging from the wall above the bar when you enter.
Then there’s the name of Jim and Laura Soetemans’ and Joe and Mary Donkers’ brewery: Stonepicker. You can’t get much more farm-level than that.
Justin and partner Michael Naish named their brewery in honour of winter storms and the neighbourly need to sometimes stay over instead of travelling dangerous roads.
They’ve cleverly incorporated the feel of refuge from a storm and a mood of bonding through conversation with the clean, minimalist design of the Storm Stayed taproom and have quickly become a gathering place in West of Wharncliffe (WOW), a London neighbourhood champing at the bit for a place just like Storm Stayed.
The drill is to order at the bar and take your flights or glasses to any table filled with friendly faces, new or old. And those glasses you’ll carry? No ordinary shaker pints here. Storm Stayed chose smart-looking 16-ounce Rastal Craft Master glassware, well-suited for blondes, IPAs, or stouts.
In 1812, the sound of muskets and canons filled the air and Canadians answered the call to arms on our battlefields. The strong Canadian spirit prevailed, protecting our lands from invasion and restoring peace with our American neighbours in 1815. Thankfully, this peace has endured on our land for nearly 200 years and this calls for a celebration.
Today, history seems to repeat itself, but the fight seems to have moved from the battlefield into the boardroom. Across the nation we see the boardrooms are increasingly empty and this puts manufacturing plants at risk of being shuttered. In the beer industry, the 3 largest brewing companies have already lost the battle for the boardroom and ever since 2006 even the beer store is under foreign ownership and control for the first time since its founding in 1927.
Today not one of the top 10 brands in Ontario’s beer stores is brewed by a Canadian owned and controlled brewery and I think it’s time for change. Please enjoy the timeline and help our cause by supporting your local brewery.
Square Brew started like any other business does - as a thought for the future. It would not have been possible without the support of our partners, our family, and the community.
Alex fell in love with beer while home brewing in college. From the many yeasts that influence flavour to the flavourful hops, and the essential malt characters, he wanted to know it all. Hours were spent reading and learning about the brewing process. Even more, time was spent travelling to find the best beer in Ontario, Canada, the United States and Europe.
After attending brewing school in Sunderland, UK, Alex returned to Ontario to begin working in the craft beer industry. Alex brewed at both Block 3 Brewery Company in St. Jacob's and Amsterdam Brewery in Toronto.
Growing up the small town of Milverton, in Perth County, and with family scattered throughout Huron-Perth, Goderich was of great appeal. After a weekend at “Uncle Rob’s” on Lake Huron, we could think of no better place to be but the beautiful town of Goderich. And so, Square Brew was born.
In the 1800s, toboggan clubs existed all over London, attracting visitors from around the world—including famed author Mark Twain.
Uniquely tied to the Forest City’s brewing history and appetite for winter activity, toboggan clubs featuring massive wooden ramps were built all over London--including sites at the original Carling Brewery on Ann Street and beside the original Labatt Brewery on Simcoe Street. The most impressive ramp of the era was a 485-foot long double chute, located a block down the street from what is now Toboggan Brewing Company.
A life-long London resident whose experience providing the city with fun, food, and drink spans four decades, Toboggan Brewing Company founder, Mike Smith, opted to name his new brewery after the fun-loving spirit that typified our city’s early toboggan clubs.
forest city craft beers are brewed below the floors of our brewpub located on Richmond Row.
At the Toboggan Brewing Company, we focus on quality and small batch offerings. Having a small selection of flagship beers available all year round, but also offering an always-changing roster of seasonal beers as well as one-offs that might never be seen again.
In 1859, the Grand Trunk Railway built its track just north of the Town of Widder, (known initially as Pinehill). The Railway line linked Toronto to Chicago.
Nelson Southworth, an early settler, laid out a townsite on his lands near the new railway line and donated property for the railway station.
This settlement was named Thetford after his hometown in Vermont. In pioneer times, it was often referred to as Widder Station, and through a spelling mistake, the Village became known as Thedford.
The names Widder and Widder Station have long disappeared from the areas current geography but, we feel that history should play a part in our golf course and development.
In the summer of 2012, Mike Heisz attended a whisky tasting event in his local town of Stratford, Ontario. After he was 5 samples deep, he leaned over to his friend and said, “We should make a barrel of whisky in my garage!” And with that, the idea for the distillery was born.
Mike soon realised distilling whisky in his garage would be illegal, dangerous and time-consuming. But his passion persisted and research leads him to discover the booming craft distilling industry in the States. He soon started taking courses, visiting distilleries and learning as much as he could about distilling. Making a leap of faith, Mike left his 14-year-long career as an engineer to pursue his passion full-time. Junction 56 Distillery officially opened its doors in September 2015.
All of our spirits start with 100% Ontario grown grains. The corn for our moonshine and wheat for our vodka and gin come from Mike’s cousin’s farm. We mill all of our grain on-site, so we know exactly what is going into our products. Our constant goal is to remain locally focused, partnering with nearby businesses to source the additional ingredients used in our handcrafted flavoured liqueurs
The name Junction 56 pays homage to the history of Stratford. The city was originally a railway town and our distillery, located in a former 100-year-old lumber yard, has one main railway line running directly behind it and the other a block in front. The junction of these two major railway lines was built in 1856 and Stratford was built up around this industry. Trains still run by the distillery every day.