Niagara Oast House Brewery
This Niagara Craft Beer Company, Niagara Oast House Brewery is a hidden gem. From the old red barn building (which you cannot miss) to the delicious beers on tap and the incredible staff and drop dead gorgeous patio, this is one of our absolute favourite breweries in Niagara (hands down).
Here is their story:
Just a group of industry guys, made up of a brewmaster, a winemaker & a couple of sommeliers, who plied their trades around the world and then came home to Niagara. Once back and comparing adventures, it was quickly agreed upon that for all its greatness, the region had one rather ominous void… no interesting, quality beer! So ideas began flying and soon after the course was set for fulfilling a dream of creating a small batch, farmhouse-focused brewery in their rural hometown of Niagara-On-The-Lake. In 2010 a true brewery of this style did not exist in Canada, so it was felt important that the building express this unique vision. Luckily in early 2011 the iconic “big, red barn” became available and was purchased as the future home of the Niagara Oast House Brewers. Long one of the agricultural hubs of town, this building’s rich history includes its origin as a fruit basket manufacturer in the late 1800s, a fruit packing shed, the Niagara Township Fruit Cooperative, the original Farmer’s Co-op Bank (now Meridian Credit Union) and a long time John Deere Tractor & Farm Supply Dealership.