Est. July 2017
Ontario Pale Ale
5% ABV 28 IBU
The Reckless Rooster does as he pleases. His citrus hop aroma compliments his balanced malt character. He finishes with a refreshing mild bitterness that recklessly lingers on the palette.
IPA & Black IPA
6% ABV 60 IBU
Bitter is The Grumpy Goat's middle name. His powerful pine-like flavour is complimented by a sharp hop aroma. He will head-butt you with his excessive use of Zeus & Chinook hops. He is grumpy.
5.5% ABV 22 IBU
The Classy Cow is big and full-bodied. Her milk sugar provides a creamy smoothness complimented by a sweet finish. Her dark ebony colour comes from a generous use of roasted malt. She is the epitome of class.
4.5% ABV 16 IBU
The Bumbling Bear lives his life in a haze. His cloudy nature comes from a high quantity of wheat malt. His frequent ramblings through blueberry patches blended with specialty yeast results in a fruity aroma and smooth finish.
Made with Blueberries from TNT Berries in Shakespeare, ON
Not currently available in store
4.5% ABV 18 IBU
The Refreshing light Fryfogel Fox is named after the last remaining Canada Company tavern build along the Huron Tract. In 1828 Sebastian Fryfogel was commisioned to build on the Huron tract close to Shakespeare. Construction of the current inn began in 1844. Not only was it used as a stagecoach stop and inn, but it also brought comminuity together both politically and socially. The building ran as a tavern until 1867 as the Grand Truck Railway was built in 1850 and became the more popular mode of transportation.
Not currently available in store
7% ABV 25 IBU
The Heavy Horse works hard to get the job done. His strong,spicy spirit comes from a mix of wildflower honey and wild Ontario yeast cultured from a local orchard. His rough around the edges golden complexion blends smoothly with his earthy reputation.
Honey from Nith Valley Apiaries in
New Hamburg ON
At Shakespeare Brewing Company we believe in beer made with Ontario grown ingredients for a true Ontario taste.
Our mission is to redefine what local craft beer means. Our artisanal approach brings the agricultural component that completes the customer vision of true craft beer. Brewed with Ontario grown barley and 100% Ontario grown hops as certified by the Ontario Hop Growers Association. All while supporting other small local businesses.
Our craft brewery is located in Shakespeare, Ontario, a quaint town 10 minutes from the beautiful city of Stratford, Ontario. Our brewery is located on the main highway through Shakespeare. The building was once used as an old school bus garage and makes a perfect space for a brewery. We have a few regular beers available as well we will have some seasonal/ special batch beers periodically. Our space has our brew house with a small retail space inside. All beers are available to purchase in 500ml bottles, 473ml cans or growlers. Beer is also available to drink on-site, and in the nice weather the patio will be open to enjoy!
Owned by a husband and wife duo who have been wanting to break off on their own and start a brewery in Stratford area. While the two were traveling through Europe in 2014, they stayed at an old English farm that housed a small micro-brewery. This is where Ayden, a trained Mechanical Engineer learned how to brew. When they returned to Canada Ayden began working at Bell City Brewing Company in Brantford as their brewer. Two years later, with his wife Katie, a University of Waterloo graduate by his side they set off on their journey to open their own brewery.
With the Ontario craft beer scene rapidly growing they knew a brewery in Shakespeare was the perfect addition to the rapidly growing industry. They believed that Shakespeare is the perfect place with just the right mix of local beer connoisseurs and drive by tourism traffic headed to the Stratford Festival. With that, Shakespeare Brewing Company in Shakespeare, ON was born.