Welcome to Shakespeare Brewing Company in Shakespeare, ON

Est. July 2017

Our Beers

The Reckless Rooster


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.

The Grumpy Goat


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.

The Classy Cow


Milk Stout

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.

The Bumbling Bear


Blueberry Wheat

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

The Fryfogel Fox



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

The Heavy Horse


Farmhouse Ale

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

Our beers are BrewON certified


About Us


True Ontario Taste

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.


What We Do

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!


Who we are

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.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

Shakespeare Brewing Company

2178 Line 34, Shakespeare, Ontario, Canada

(519) 777-5469
(519) 276-7638


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