Our Beer

About Our Beer

Our beer is crafted in small batches by our brewers Drake Merritt and Nigel Inglis. No preservative and no filtering, with quality local ingredients supplied by the Tavistock Hop Company(Tavistock, Ontario), and Barn Owl Malt(Belleville, Ontario) and BSG, this is by far the freshest, best tasting beer you can get in Oxford County. Come in and taste the difference!

Our Standard Lineup

These are the beers you’ll find on tap and for sale in the retail area on a daily basis.  We strive to provide a wide selection to tempt those new to the world of craft brew and satisfy the palates of those who love the small batch craft scene

Backpaddle Blonde Ale

Our most popular beer, this light golden delight has a crisp sweet and malty character made from 100% locally sourced Pale malt from Harvest Hop & Malt in Puslinch, Ontario. Very little hop bitterness, with notes of subtle citrus from locally sourced Cascade hops from the Tavistock Hop Company. Sit back and enjoy, you know you deserve it!

Dead Reckoning American Pale Ale

Light amber in colour, this APA is refreshing and hoppy with an overall smooth finish. It’s hopped with a blend of locally sourced Cascade, Rakau, and Glacier hops, giving it notes of citrus, cedar, with an apple/pear fruitiness in the background. The deep hop character is balanced by a rich malty backbone with a subtle sweetness from the locally sourced caramel malt.  Set your destination for this ale and you won’t be disappointed.

Portage India Pale Ale

Classic North American citrusy hop flavour and aroma from locally sourced Cascade and Centennial hops over a subtly malty background. Golden in colour with a smooth bitterness that is accessible for IPA newbies but still pleasing for hop-heads.

Come to the Dark Side Chocolate Stout

Delicously thick and smoothly roasty from the a blend of premium roasted malts, this beer is packed with rich dark chocolate flavour from being aged on roasted Ivory Coast cacao nibs sourced from Habitual Chocolate here in town.

Mad River Farm House Wheat

A complex bouqet of fruit and spices with a mild citrus character from locally sourced Cascade hops. With a 50 – 50 split of barley and wheat malt, this beer offers a flavour profile file somewhere between a Belgian Witbier and a Farmhouse Ale, hence the name Farmhouse Wheat. Refreshing and surprisingly flavourful. Prepare for a wild ride with Mad River!

Timber Beast Brown Ale

The legend exists! The rich, sweet toffee flavour of this brown ale comes from the large percentage of locally sourced caramel malt from Harvest Hop & Malt in Puslinch, Ontario. This beer also sports delicious hints of coffee and toast from premium UK brown malt. Very low hop bitterness, with no hop flavour or aroma to stand in the way of the delicious malty flavour. Don’t let the beast get away!

Special Offerings

These are the beers that are seasonal and or available only for a limited time.  Our brewers take great pride in being able to bring these unique styles and flavours to you.

A Wee Bit To Heavy

A strong Scottish style beer with a bold malt presence. Presenting with a brownish-red hue and a frothy tan head, this beer parades a rich malt flavour featuring notes of cherry, fig and dates. With a thicker finish and a slight boozy warming sensation, this beer will keep away the cold during the holiday season.