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Beer Store Hours Mon - Sun | 10am - 8pm
Taphouse Hours Mon & Tues | CLOSED
Patio Status: CLOSED
Our master brewers handcraft recipes both traditional and new. And we do it without compromise.
The Big Picture
As Ontario’s first craft brewer, we realize the role we play in delivering our product to you efficiently and sustainably. We use equipment and processes with the future in mind. We care about providing you with high-quality, delicious beer, but we also care about our planet!
In 2015, we installed our new environmentally friendly state-of-the-art Brewhouse. Our Bavarian brewing technology and equipment were designed to operate sustainably – through improved material utilization, lower energy consumption and reduced waste and wastewater discharges.
In 2021, we installed our new Can Line that includes an extra set of energy regeneration zones to improve energy efficiency at higher speeds. Smaller upgrades around our facility like energy-efficient lighting, upgraded cooling systems, the installation of an Energy Monitoring System and two new high-efficiency boilers are also helping us lower our carbon footprint.
Let’s Cheers to
We’re officially certified under the Certification Body SGS FSCC 22000 for Food Safety, one of the highest and most internationally recognized standards for safe food production. Nothing matters more to our team than the quality and consistency of our beer, and that makes this important certification something worth raising a pint to. Cheers!
Four Simple Ingredients
You’ve come to a place where four simple ingredients rule the day: the home of Ontario’s first craft brewer, Waterloo Brewing, since 1984.
Many North American brewers use barley with six rows of seeds. It costs less to grow. But at Waterloo Brewing, we insist on the superior quality of 2-row barley.
At Waterloo Brewing, we take pride in sourcing a variety of premium hops to give our customers plenty of choice in the depth and bite so they can find their favourite brew.
We never use default strains that do little more than create alcohol for us! We take the road less travelled in search of yeast strains bred for complex, more interesting side flavours.
Our locally sourced water brings forward the character of our hops, giving our beers the elegant bite not found in mass-produced beers.
In addition to our Brewhouse, we also have a small pilot system in our Taphouse. It’s here that we experiment with ingredients, strategies, unique flavour profiles and brewing methods. These small batches are exclusively served in the Taphouse.
Whether you like a fruity radler, classic brew or experimental seasonal, we have something for you! Come by our Beer Store to pick some up or get it delivered straight to your home. Always keep your fridge stocked with Waterloo!
BEER STORE HOURS Mon - Sun | 10am - 8pm