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Niagara, already a haven for wineries and wine enthusiasts, is also the home of Oast House Brewers – and it does Niagara proud. This environmentally conscious micro-brewery uses locally sourced products to create its incredible line up of beers. Fresh ingredients, a genuine desire to add to Niagara's prestigious gastronomic tradition, incurable curiosity and an undiluted passion for brewing makes Oast House Brewers an invaluable addition to the area.

Oast, noun.
:: a kiln for drying hops or malt.

Local sommeliers, Kevin Somerville and Cian Mac Neill combined forces with brewmaster Mike Berlis to create a truly beautiful brew and Oast House Brewers was born. You can find Oast House Brewers happily situated in a refurbished red barn located in the charming old part of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

In the grand tradition of Niagara wineries, Oast House Brewers welcomes visitors with tastings and tours. Their truly ingenious brews are inspired by the beers made in farmhouses in Europe, like the Belgian inspired Saison and the French inspired Biere de Garde. Both of these beers are bottled conditioned, which means they undergo a re-fermenting period and are then sealed with a cork then a cage, much like a bottle of sparkling wine. If this sounds too stuffy, we assure you, Oast House Brewers is anything but pretentious. Their mission is to "have fun, push the limits and make tasty beer."

Like all good sustainable and locally dedicated businesses, many of their brews change according to what's available seasonally. So, while Oast House Brewers has a solid selection of their classic brews, (like the wildly popular and hop-heavy Barnraiser Country Ale) they are constantly trying out new taste sensations.

New styles, flavours and ingredients are the order of the day at Oast House Brewers. The Doc, for one, is all for these experimental practices – especially when they yield such delicious results.