Webster defines oast house, or hop kiln, as a building designed for kilning hops as a part of the brewing process. Niagara Oast House Brewers Barn, officially raised in the late 1800s, has seen no shortage of this time-honored tradition. Together with the tasting room (aka. The Beer Shed), events space (aka. The Hayloft) and welcoming outdoor Patio (May opening), Niagara Oast House Brewery comfortably seats 80 guests (or a total of 175 if you venture up to the Hayloft for some cool views).
Officially opened in 2012, Oasthouse Brewers was Canada’s first Craft Brewery to focus on traditional-style Farmhouse Ales. More specifically, the ales proudly showcase local Farm produce, such as cherries, apricots, nuts and more.
The month of March will kick off the Brewery’s Annual Shindig in celebration of St. Paddy’s Day, however, the Events Calendar is filled with live entertainment from 7PM – 11PM. Do you like to pair your beer & ales with bites? The Kitchen has a generous menu, as well as, expertise, in offering many dishes to compliment their brewing style.
Walk in and sample up to fifteen Farmhouse Ales on tap, bottle or growler. But don’t leave without a favorite under your arm. Mine was the Eis Bock – a traditional strong Eisbock made from moving beer outside in extreme cold conditions to naturally freeze. The remaining beer is pulled out, and whats left is an intense dark fruit malt character, sweetness and flavor of the icewine skins.
Can’t get there right away? Ask for Oasthouse brews and Oasthouse beer-batter fish at over 600 restaurants and bars.
Niagara Oasthouse Brewers
- Monday 10am-5pm
- Tuesday 10am-5pm
- Wednesday 10am-5pm
- Thursday 10am-9pm
- Friday 10am – late (FNP)
- Saturday 10am-9pm
- Sunday 10am-5pm
- Public Tours & Tastings:
- Sat & Sun: 11:30am & 3:30pm