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.