Best of Ottawa 2021: Local breweries
After over 20-years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this weekly series, we share our picks with you — our top spots for takeout, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week!
Dominion City Brewing
5510 Canotek Rd Unit 15
Dominion City is an Ottawa brewery that opened in 2014. Described as a ‘community-built brewery’, it uses high-quality and local ingredients to produce the best tasting brews. Not only does Dominion City have a passion for beer but the company aims to create experiences and form relationships through their beverages. Join the Dominion City Loyalist League and be the first to hear about new releases and connect with other beer enthusiasts. Free Ottawa-area delivery on all order!
Photo: via Dominion City Brewing Co. Facebook
Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
250 City Centre Ave Bay 106
Beyond the Pale first emerged in 2012. The Taproom offers 16 craft beers as well as BBQ food from The Smoqueshack — pulled pork, amazing ribs and more! Drop in for a brew on their massive patio or pick up some beer to go. Beyond the Pale offers an online selection of beers ready to be delivered across Ontario!
Photo: via Beyond the Pale Facebook
Flora Hall Brewing
37 Flora St, Ottawa
A neighbourhood gathering place, Flora Hall prides itself not only on excellent food and drink, but also its great atmosphere. Originally a rundown building in Centretown, Flora Hall was transformed into a welcoming brewery with a dark yet warm interior. Stop by any day of the week to buy some beer to go or have it delivered. Flora Hall promises quality brews!
Photo: via Flora Hall Facebook
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.
10 Terry Fox Dr, Vankleek Hill
It all began back in 2006 with a love for beer. A family run brewery, the Beau’s brew team upholds long standing traditions and promises to deliver quality beer. They pride themselves on engaging in the community through giving back to charities! Beau’s offers four series of beer; the famous Lug-Tread (available all year), Farm Table Series, Wild Oats Series and the Gruit Series.
Photo: via BreausBrewery Facebook
Kichesippi Beer Co.
2265 Robertson Rd, Nepean
Located Ottawa’s west end, Kichesippi offers carefully crafted beers available for sale online or in person at the Taproom. Alongside their many beers, tee-shirts, hats and hoodies are available for purchase. This summer, Kichesippi will be expanding to wine, spirits, soda, seltzers, ciders, ice cream and more!
Overflow Brewing Co.
2477 Kaladar Ave, Ottawa
This local brewery got its name from the word “flow”. Inspired by the notion of being happy with life, feeling energised and up to a challenge, the owners decided decided on the name Overflow. The brewery has a massive patio and the Taproom features high quality beers. As well, they are a well known Ottawa venue for events, parties and concerts! Free same day delivery (Tues-Sat) on local orders!
Photo: Brennan Fox via Google Reviews
Overflow Brewing Co.
1680 Vimont Ct Unit 106, Orléans
It all began with four friends and a garage, Broadhead Brewing Company opened their doors in 2011. The brewery offers eight classic beers plus an assortment of seasonal releases, from IPA’s to lagers. Their 174 Taproom Series averages two new releases a month and are available for purchase online and in-store.
Photo: Linda Dam via Google Reviews
Vimy Brewing Company
145 Loretta Ave N #1, Ottawa
Celebrating everything that is Canadian, Vimy Brewing Company was founded by two brothers who are former reservists in the Royal Canadian Navy. Being stationed around Canada, they noticed most beers sold in stores, bars and restaurants were not even Canadian made! Brewing the finest quality beers to celebrate Canada’s achievements, Vimy Brewing Co. was named after the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a defining event in Canada’s history. Free Ottawa-area delivery 7 days a week!
Conspiracy Theory Brewing Company
2172 Robertson Rd, Nepean
This small batch brewery in Bells Corners provides single batch brews with fun names like Area 51 Cream Ale and Chemtrails Pale Ale. Conspiracy Theory’s craft beer is available online and in-store with curbside pickup from Wed-Sun. Their menu consists of burgers, pizzas and more, which are available for takeout.
702 Somerset St W, Ottawa
This brewery, tasting room and patio first opened in 2020. Despite being introduced during a pandemic, Spark Beer was able to thrive due to Ottawa’s supportive and welcoming community! In that spirit, Spark encourages patrons to visit their patio with takeout from neighbouring Somerset Street restaurants. Try their delivery or pickup options for your next beer purchase.