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Wellington Brewery is Canada's oldest independently owned microbrewery. Based in Guelph, Ontario, we craft our award-winning beers in small batches using the freshest all-natural ingredients. Since 1985, we've been a pioneer in the craft brewing scene by producing timeless, traditional style ales as well as experimenting with new recipes as part of our Welly One-Off Series.

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News image thumbnail SPA is the first beer in the world to have its ingredients DNA Barcoded!
What makes our beer unique? It's not just the way we brew it, it's also our continually propagated strain of Wellington ale yeast. Wellington Brewery and the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario present: DNA SPA - "DNA Sequenced Pale Ale", the first beer in the world to have all of its ingredients DNA barcoded.


News image thumbnail THIRTY: Anniversary Cask Beer Festival (Sept. 26-27)
THIRTY is a two-day cask beer festival celebrating Wellington Brewery's 30th Anniversary. The festival will feature 30+ Welly One-Off Cask beers plus a selection of collaborations and guest casks from some of Ontario's best craft brewers. The weekend will also feature delicious food vendors, live music, DJ’s, and performances. THIRTY happens September 26-27 at Wellington Brewery and will feature 3 sessions: Saturday 11am-4pm, Saturday 5pm-10pm, and Sunday 12pm-5pm.

News image thumbnail Wellington Brewery Wins 'Excellence in Business' Award
At the 2015 Guelph Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence, Wellington Brewery won the 'Excellence in Business (up to 50 employees)' award. This award celebrates the leadership - including business excellence, adaptability to the market, meeting the diverse challenges of today's business environment - of a business in Guelph with up to 50 employees.



News image thumbnail We're under construction this summer! Limited parking on-site
It's an exciting time at the brewery! We're embarking on a major addition to our brewing facility which will add over 12,000 Sq. Ft. to our brewery and will include a new brew house and packaging line. From April to September we will have limited parking at the brewery while we undergo construction. We encourage anyone visiting the brewery for samplings or our retail store to consider carpooling or taking public transportation. Here are some useful tips:

News image thumbnail Wellington Brewery Takes Home 6 Medals at 2015 Ontario Brewing Awards
Wellington Brewery took home some serious hardware at the Ontario Brewing Awards gala last week in Toronto winning 6 medals for their craft brewed ales. This year's medal count represents a record haul for the Guelph, Ontario based brewery earning accolades for their celebrated year-round brands as well as a number of specialty small-batch beers.

News image thumbnail Queen of Craft 2015: Beer Wisdom for Women
Craft Beer in Ontario is in an exciting phase, with more and more female beer drinkers thirsty for industry knowledge. To address this growing interest, Wellington Brewery will host round two of Queen of Craft, a Beer Education Series inviting women to explore the world of craft beer. The four sessions will touch upon trends in craft beer, food and beer pairings, high ABV and low ABV brews and conclude with a cask festival! All sessions will be run by women for women, and once again, proceeds will go to Guelph-Wellington Women In Crisis.

If you were excited by the journey of Team Brew Queens and the "2014: A Spice Odyssey" brew they produced, you may want to consider attending 3 or 4 of the above mentioned events to enter your name for a chance to be on the 2015 brewing team. It was a wonderfully thorough experience that exposed the team to all facets of the industry, and allowed us to be creative with our brew of choice. We hope to see your beer-beaming smiles out next month!


News image thumbnail Happy Holidays! Retail Store Holiday Hours
From the crew at Wellington Brewery, we'd like to wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season! Thanks to everyone who supports us and made 2014 an amazing year. We're already cooking up some exciting things for 2015 when we'll be celebrating our 30th anniversary. Our brewery retail store is open regular hours with the following special holiday hours:


News image thumbnail Welly One-Off DecemBEER Series
It's DecemBEER time again! For the next 3 weeks we'll be releasing a brand new Welly One-Off beer every Friday. Each of these releases are small batches that will be available exclusively at our brewery retail store while supplies last.

News image thumbnail Welly Coaster Series Vol. 2
A new series of 4 collectible coasters designed by local artists. Each artist brought the Welly boot to life on these wildly creative coasters. For volume 2, we're honoured to work with Ryan Price, Cai Sepulis, Gordon James Lachland Auld, and Aaron Awad. Look for these amazing coasters at your favourite bars and restaurants!

News image thumbnail Realist Party 2014
It's time to get real with Wellington Brewery! Join us on Saturday September 20th, 2014 from Noon to 5pm for the Realist Party, our annual customer appreciation party. This year marks the 29th anniversary of the brewery and we're marking the occasion with an afternoon of craft beer, BBQ and fun.

News image thumbnail Wellington Brewery Launches Gryphon Gold To Celebrate University of Guelph's 50th Anniversary
Wellington Brewery is excited to embark on a unique partnership with the Guelph Gryphons to launch Gryphon Gold, a new craft-brewed lager to celebrate the University of Guelph's 50th 'Golden' anniversary.

News image thumbnail Wellington Brewery Takes Home Medals at U.S. Open Beer Championship
For the third year in a row, Wellington Brewery picked up medals at the U.S. Open Beer Championship this past weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.

News image thumbnail Father's Day Ale Trail - Craft Beer Bus Tour
It's become a Guelph tradition! The popular Father's Day Ale Trail is back for another year. Join us to celebrate Father's Day and Ontario Craft Beer Week with a craft beer bus tour that includes stops at Wellington Brewery, F&M Brewery and The Woolwich Arrow Pub.

News image thumbnail Wellington Brewery Wins 3 Medals at the Ontario Brewing Awards 2014
Congrats to our fellow Ontario Craft Brewers who won awards at the Ontario Brewing Awards this year. We took home a Silver Medal for Frost Quake, a Bronze Medal for Terrestrial IBA and a Bronze Medal for Imperial Russian Stout. Thanks again for the support! Cheers

News image thumbnail Queen Of Craft: Women's Beer Series
Craft Beer in Ontario is exploding in popularity and more women are discovering the bold and exciting flavours and styles of craft beer, as well as working in the industry. To address this growing interest, Wellington Brewery will host "Queen of Craft" a Beer Education Series inviting women to explore the world of craft beer. The three sessions will touch upon beer basics, food and beer pairings, and roundtable on the role of women in the craft beer industry. All sessions will be run by women for women, and proceeds will go to Guelph-Wellington Women In Crisis.

News image thumbnail Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays from all of us at Wellington Brewery! Over the holiday season we'll be hosting our regular Saturday Samplings from 1-4pm on Saturday Dec. 21st & Saturday Dec. 28th. This holiday season we'll be open regular retail store hours with the following exceptions:


News image thumbnail Welly One-Off DecemBeer Series
We're excited to announce the release of four new small-batch Welly One-Off beers to be released in 4 weeks this December. It's a great lead up to the holiday season with a selection of different styles showcasing unique ingredients in four seasonal winter beers. Here's what we've got planned:

News image thumbnail Brewmaster's Choice Discovery Pack Now Available at the LCBO
The Ontario Craft Brewer's are back with a new mixed pack, the Brewmaster's Choice Discovery Pack for Fall 2013. The mixed 6 pack will be widely available at LCBO locations across Ontario.

News image thumbnail Wellington Brewery Celebrates 28th Anniversary with Annual Realist Party
Wellington Brewery celebrates 28 years of craft brewing with the 2013 Realist Party, an annual customer appreciation party happening from Noon-5pm on Saturday September 21st.

News image thumbnail Wellington Brewery takes home medals at U.S. Open Beer Championship
For the second year in a row, Wellington Brewery picked up medals at the U.S. Open Beer Championship this week in Atlanta, Georgia.

News image thumbnail Ontario Craft Beer Week - June 16th-23rd 2013
It's time again for Ontario Craft Beer Week, happening June 16th to 23rd across Ontario. All week we'll be toasting the art of craft brewing with a bunch of amazing events in Guelph, Toronto, and beyond.

News image thumbnail Father's Day Ale Trail - Craft Beer Bus Tour
Back by popular demand, we're hosting our 2nd Annual Father's Day Ale Trail on Sunday June 16th. Join us from From Noon until 5pm to celebrate Father's Day and the launch of Ontario Craft Beer Week with a craft beer bus tour that includes:

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Starts August 28, 2015
CNE Craft Beer Fest
Toronto, ON

September 13, 2015
Best Bites
Cambridge, ON

September 17, 2015
Beer Experience
Toronto, ON

Starts September 26, 2015
THIRTY: Anniversary Cask Fest
Guelph, ON

October 03, 2015
Oktoberfest Craft Brew Haus
Kitchener, ON

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