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Made. Right. Here. In Oxford.

Our beer is crafted in house in small batches by our brewers Drake Merritt and Nigel Inglis.  We brew with high quality, locally-sourced ingredients from across Ontario.  Some of our ingredient suppliers include The Tavistock Hop Company (Tavistock, Ontario),  Barn Owl Malt (Belleville, Ontario) and BSG (Guelph, Ontario).  This is by far the freshest, best-tasting, unfiltered, preservative-free beer you can find in Oxford County.  Our tap room has 15 taps each featuring a unique offering, so come in and taste the difference!


Small Batch Beer.
Locally Sourced Ingredients.

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Upper Thames Brewing Company is Oxford County’s first and only small batch, craft brewery, located in the heart of Woodstock. We produce high quality Ontario craft beer with local in mind. We source our ingredients as close to home as possible and collaborate with other locally operated businesses whenever there is an opportunity.

We invite you to come visit us for a pint in our open concept taproom, where you can take a seat at the live edge bar and watch the brewing happen or meet up with a couple friends and enjoy our patio. Stop in to pick up some craft beer to-go, from our retail selections. Brewery tours are welcome; please arrange ahead of time for larger groups.

Co-founders Moe Morris and Carl Bloomfield started Upper Thames Brewing in 2016, with co-owner Drake Merritt joining the fray in 2018. Inspired by our love of craft beer and our community, we operate a production facility/tap room and a full service restaurant with brew on site facilities. Brickhouse Brewpub was opened in 2018. It’s been an incredible 5 years and we can’t wait to show you what’s in store for the next 5!

Est. 2016

5 Friends

1 Passion

1 Big Idea

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Please see the bottom of the website or contact page for up to date hours.  Rentals available outside of regular hours. Rental of Brickhouse not available at this time. See the Facility Rental section for more details.

Portage and Take a Hike available at LCBO. If you don't see it, please ask for it! Blonde and Portage available at select beer stores.  And of course available to go from our retail area at both our locations. And of course available to go from our retail area at both our locations.

Our Portage IPA and Backpaddle Blonde are available in The Beer Store as well; Woodstock, Brantford, Cambridge, Ingersoll, London, Kitchener, Norwich, Tillsonburg, Toronto, Waterloo.

Grab some pints of our main brews and seasonal offerings at the following restaurants/bars:

  •  Banana Leaf (Woodstock)
  •  Boston Pizza (Woodstock)
  •  The Burnt Brick  (Woodstock)
  •  C&D Bowling Lanes (Woodstock)
  •  Charles Dickens (Woodstock)
  •  Crabby Joe’s (Woodstock)
  •  Craigowen Golf Course (Woodstock)
  •  Cutchies Sports Tap (Woodstock)
  •  East Side Mario’s (Woodstock)
  •  Finkle Street (Woodstock)
  •  Gateway Casino (Woodstock)
  •  Kelseys (Woodstock
  •  Montana’s (Woodstock)
  •  Ody’s (Woodstock)
  •  Outback Steak House (Woodstock
  •  Oxford County Navy Vets (Woodstock)
  •  Sally Creek Golf Course (Woodstock)
  •  Sixthirtynine (Woodstock)
  •  The Pub (Woodstock)
  •  Woodstock Meadows Golf Course (Woodstock)
  •  27 Marketplace (Stratford)
  •  Annex Room (Stratford)
  •  Downie Street Burgers (Stratford)
  •  Red Rabbit (Stratford)
  •  Paddingtons Pub (Grand Bend)
  • 13 Food and Beverage (Cambridge)
  •  Elmhurst Inn (Ingersoll)
  •  Ingersoll Bowling Lanes (Ingersoll)
  •  Louie’s Pizza (Ingersoll)
  •  Innerkip Arms (Innerkip)
  •  Lancaster Smokehouse (Kitchener)
  •  Mongolian Grill (Waterloo)
  •  Jack Astor’s (London)
  •  Pickle Social Club (London)
  •  BackRoads Brews and Shoes (London)
  •  Cold Tea (Toronto)
  •  Watchtower (Waterloo)
  •  Imperial Market and Eatery (New Hamburg)
  •  White Squirrel Kitchen and Bar (Zurich)
  •  Drayton Chop House (Drayton)

Yes! We offer kegs for purchase to anyone who is interested.  We have 3 sizes to choose from; 20L, 30L and 50L.  Please contact the brewery for pricing information and for any additional requirements such as keg fridge or pump tap rentals.

Please call ahead for 20L or 50L keg requests.

We offer appetizers and artisanal pizzas made made fresh to order with a beer dough base (Yes, we put beer in our pizza dough) and fresh, high quality toppings in 11 different styles!

Yes.  We allow our customers to order food for themselves to our brewery; however drinks must be bought from the bar.

We offer 4 VQA wines from Pelee Island Winery; Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet and Merlot. We also have a selection of liquor/mixed drinks and non-alcoholic options including our very own handmade craft sodas: Root Beer, Cream Soda, Ginger Ale, and Vanilla Cola.

Yes! As long as the glassware has been cleaned, we will happily fill another brewery’s growler with our own brews.

Yes. We have automated doors at our entrance as well as a very large wheelchair-accessible bathroom.o.

Our brewery is a family-friendly establishment.  Children are most welcome and we even brew 4 non-alcoholic craft sodas that they can enjoy!

We feature live music every Friday from 4-7pm and most Saturdays from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  We also have other events going on at the brewery such as Wednesday night trivia or bingo nights, beer and cheese pairing events and comedy shows.  Check out our social media for what’s coming up.

We offer free tours of our brewery.  Ask your bartender if you could get a tour on your visit.  For groups of over 10, please call in advance to arrange for a tour.

Please call the brewery to check our holiday hours.

Yes. We sell T-shirts, long sleeves, baseball tees, hoodies, flannels, baseball hats, toques and scarves in our retail store.  You can also purchase an Upper Thames pint glass to add to your collection.

Try a bean-to-bar chocolate bar from Habitual Chocolate or a block of Dark Side of the Moo beer-washed cheese from Gunn’s Hill Artisanal Cheese.

If you are a licensee seeking to carry our beer, please call the brewery and we will get you in contact with our sales team, Lynden Lockhart
[email protected]

Yes. We frequently donate to charitable, non-profit organizations.  Please refer to our Donation Request page for more details.  We can also offer a small discount on merchandise for Buck and Does.  If you are having a Buck and Doe and would like Upper Thames beer be a supplier, please contact the brewery for more information.

At our online store, customer satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we offer a return policy for both beer and merchandise items.

Beer Returns:

  • Beer returns will only be accepted if the product is defective or damaged.
  • To initiate a return, please email us at [email protected] within 14 days of receiving your order and provide a photo of the damaged product.
  • Upon receipt of the email, we will issue a return authorization and provide instructions for returning the product.
  • Once we receive the returned product, we will process the refund or send a replacement within 7 business days.

Merchandise Returns:

  • Merchandise returns will be accepted if the item is in its original condition, unworn and with the original tags attached.
  • To initiate a return, please email us at [email protected] within 14 days of receiving your order.
  • Upon receipt of the email, we will issue a return authorization and provide instructions for returning the item.
  • Once we receive the returned item, we will process the refund within 7 business days.
  • Please note that shipping and handling fees are non-refundable. If you received free shipping on your order, the actual shipping cost will be deducted from your refund.

If you have any questions about our return policy, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].

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