Welcome to the Walkerville Brewery. A place of heritage, community and of course – great hand crafted beer. Our history begins with Hiram Walker; a man better known as the founder of Hiram Walker and Sons LTD, the manufacturers of great spirits including the world famous Canadian Club.
Something many people don’t know is that Mr. Walker was also a beer man, and had a keen eye for the finer things in life. So when he opened the original Walkerville Brewery in 1890, he told the citizen-workers of his company-city that he would provide an ‘Honest Beer”. What he meant was anything produced from his brewery will only be crafted of the finest ingredients – no exceptions.
Over 120 years later, we brew our beer with the same ideology using unpasteurized single batches with no artificial preservatives, flavours or colour to provide beer lovers across Ontario with premium, fresh hand crafted brew.
Today’s Brewery operates in one of Mr. Walker’s original buildings known as “Surge Plant 16”. Once an overflow storage facility for the production of Whisky, this repurposed 18,000 square foot facility is now home to the finest beer produced in Essex County using traditional hand crafted methods, and of course, only the finest ingredients.
Cheers to you Hiram Walker, and to everyone who enjoys a fine hand crafted beer.