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Beer Store Hours Mon-Sun: 10am - 8pm

Taphouse Hours Mon-Tues: CLOSED | Wed-Sat: 12-10pm | Sun: 12-8pm

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Our Story

As Ontario’s first craft brewer, we look back to the past with pride and are excited for the future.


Our Roots Go Back To The Microbrew Craze Of The Early ‘80s

A couple of us still have the haircuts to prove it. The world is a very different place today. But when it comes to principles of quality and craftsmanship, our world hasn’t changed much at all — business in the front, party in the back.

When we opened in 1984, we didn’t know craft beers would become so big. All we wanted was a chance to pursue quality without compromise. So far, so good.

Pour the Boar

Waterloo Dark is where the story of our mysterious boar’s head begins…

‘Pour the Boar’ has been heard more than a few times, from the brewery floor to local pubs over the years, and it appeared on our original bottles back when we first started brewing our award-winning Dark Lager. Over centuries, the wild boar has symbolized strength and courage. Beginning with our very first batch of Waterloo Dark in 1984, the words

‘Pour the Boar’ have inspired our brewmaster with the courage to craft wildly interesting beer, without the compromise of haste, inferior ingredients or passing trends. It’s homegrown, handcrafted and brewed in small batches to the exacting standards of our friends and neighbours.

Our Mission

Our team of skilled brewers are dedicated to brewing the kind of beer that they would bring home to their friends and family. We have just as much fun drinking it as we do brewing it.

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