The Beer

Here at Black Creek Historic Brewery, we regularly brew four styles of beer that were common beverages during the 1860s - India Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Porter and Stout. Between May and December, we also offer a lineup of specialty single batch beers. Enjoy!

Growlers available for sale in the Black Creek Historic Brewery daily from 3:00 p.m. to closing, or by appointment. Please call 416-736-1733 for more information.

The Black Creek Historic Brewery is open for beer sales between May 1  and December 23. Planning a visit? Please call 416-736-1733 for details about the available beer selection.



May 16, 17, & 18
Apricot Ale


June 20 &21
Ginger Ale


July 1
Maple Brown Ale


August 3
Simcoe Hopped Ale


September 19 & 20 
Fresh Hop/Wet Hop Pale Ale


October 3
Whiskey Barrel Aged Brown Ale

October 10, 11,& 12 
Honey Brown Ale

October 17, 18, 24, 25, & 31 
Pumpkin Ale


November 21
Elderflower Stout


Winter Warmer


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Develop a Taste for History


You can enjoy a pint of authentic Black Creek Historic Brewery ale here at our pub or in the comfort of the Brewery restaurant. Or pick-up a growler of ale to enjoy at home. Keep the growler as a souvenir, or bring it back for a refill anytime!

Beer is a pretty simple drink and the basic recipe hasn’t changed much: water, malted barley (or some other grain, such as wheat), hops and yeast. The art of brewing lies in slight variations in temperature, timing or ingredients. This is how we get the many different varieties of beer available today.

At Black Creek Historic Brewery we regularly brew four styles of beer that were common beverages in Ontario during the 1860s - India Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Porter and Stout. We usually have a combination of three of the four available for purchase and/or sampling.

All of our ingredients are locally sourced, and other than hops, (which was originally introduced as a preservative), we use no artificial additives or preservatives. Our beers ferment in real wooden barrels.

Our bottled beers are bottle-conditioned, meaning that the carbonation arises naturally from the addition of yeast to each bottle.


Our Beers

India Pale Ale - The flavour of India Pale Ale comes from its hops. India Pale Ale, our most bitter style, dates to when the British Empire had thirsty troops stationed in India. Hops, as a natural preservative, kept the beer fresh on its voyage east.

Brown Ale - Brown ale is characterized by a warm caramel chocolate flavour drived from the roasted malts used to make it. Brown Ales, also known as Dark Ales, were the most popular beer in the 19th century.

Porter - Porter's deep-mahogany colour comes from a darkly roasted malt. The flavour varies from slightly nutty with burnt grain hints to bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Originating as a distinct style in the 1700s, its name comes from the hardworking porters of London who enjoyed this inexpensive, fortifying drink.

Stout - Stout is a Porter gone mad. In fact the style was known as "Stout Porter" well into the 19th century. Using extra-darkly roasted grains means chocolate and coffee flavours are more intense, and the sweetness that one finds in Porter is lacking.

Other Beers - Through the year, we will also be offering special single batch beers such as Raspberry Porter and Pumpkin Ale. Check out our blog for the latest news on specialty brews.