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Our Beer

Our beer is carefully handcrafted with a commitment to crafting small-batch European style Pilsners and Lagers that are true to traditional style while producing quality craft, ultra-premium beer with the added freshness of a local product.

Pickup No. 26 Pilsner

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
MALT: Pilsner, Carabohemian
HOPS: Czech Saaz
ALCOHOL/VOLUME: 4.8% IBU:40
AVAILABLE FORMATS: Can (473mL) Keg (30L, 50L)

Pickup No. 26 Pilsner is a tribute to our farming heritage. In the country, the pickup has always ruled. Our Craft Cider and Brew House is located just off Highway No. 26 as you enter Thornbury Village. Enjoy the taste of our traditionally-made beers, handcrafted in no particular hurry.

An authentic Czech-style pilsner brewed with Bohemian malts, Saaz hops and genuine Czech yeast. These traditional ingredients are handcrafted by our Brewmaster in small batches creating a bright, golden-coloured, refreshing beer. Pleasing malty flavours and a soft floral and spicy hop character make this a complex and well-balanced Bohemian Pilsner.

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Ladder Run Amber Lager

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
MALT: Vienna
HOPS: Hallertauer
ALCOHOL/VOLUME: 4.8% IBU: 25
AVAILABLE FORMATS: Can (473mL) Keg (30L, 50L)

Located in the heart of Thornbury Village – home of our Craft Cider and Brew House – the Beaver River is home to trout and salmon. Our Ladder Run Amber is a tribute to the fish ladder that allows fish up river to spawn. Come Fall, it’s exciting (for us) to watch the jumping Chinook Salmon migrate.

This amber-coloured Lager is crafted with Vienna malt and noble hops. It is a medium-bodied beer with smooth malt and very moderate hops notes. The malt flavour is clean, and bready, with a nice rich toasty character. The palate is smooth and creamy and finishes with an amazing toffee-malt flavour, and nice, dry crispness.

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Dam Dark Lager

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada 
MALT: Munich, Vienna 
HOPS: Hallertauer
ALCOHOL/VOLUME: 4.8% IBU: 15
AVAILABLE FORMATS: Can (473mL) Keg (30L, 50L)

Our Dam Dark lager is a playful reference to Beaver River near our Craft Cider and Brew House in Thornbury Village. A key passage for spawning salmon and trout, beavers often “dammed” parts of the river causing much swearing from local conservationists until a bypass was built. Enjoy the taste of our traditionally-made beers, handcrafted in no particular hurry.

An authentic Munich Style Dunkel that is deep mahogany in colour, with a rich and complex taste that is still light and refreshing. Malt-forward with subtle hop flavours and hints of nuts, toast and toffee. It boasts a palate of delicate roastiness with dark-chocolate flavours, finishing dry and crisp.

Available at select LCBO

Blue Mountain Light Lager

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada 
MALT: Bohemian Pilsner
HOPS: Hallertauer
ALCOHOL/VOLUME: 4% IBU: 20
AVAILABLE FORMATS: Bottle (355mL)

The Blue Mountain Light Lager is a clean, dry and refreshing pale lager which anyone can appreciate. This beer has combined aromas of low malt and a light floral hop. It has a moderately grainy malt flavour with a well-balanced dry, crisp finish.

Clark is in session - Session IPA

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada 
ALCOHOL/VOLUME: 4.5% IBU: 45
AVAILABLE FORMATS: Can (473mL) Keg (30L)

Golden and unfiltered, this Session IPA is hop-forward with a very dry finish. It features exciting aromas of citrus, melon, and tropical fruit complemented with a pleasant, hoppiness on the palate, with notes of spicy tangerine-zest and a delicate touch of pine.

Available at select bars and Thornbury Cider & Brew House

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Red door releases

Exclusive cider and beer releases, only available at our Cider & Brew House!

The Red Door Release fridge gets its name from the original apple storage door, that still exists in the tasting bar today. The door is original to the building and today it leads you into the experience room which archives the history of the Thornbury Village Cider and Brew House. 

Available for a limited time, while supplies last!

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Barrel Aged Baltic Porter

After winning Best in Canada at the 2019 World Beer Awards, what do you do for an encore? Age it for a year in French Oak wine barrels! Full bodied with a pleasant alcohol warmth, this complex beer features flavours of coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, jammy plum and toasted pumpernickel with a soft roasted malt finish, completed by subtle barrel-aging notes of vanilla and oak. Sounds like another winner!

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A sip down memory lane

* These are past brews that are no longer on tap

Black Mountain Side Baltic Porter • Ashanti Espresso Dark Lager • Bomb Shelter IPL •
French Vanilla Dark Lager • Sibling Rivalry Saison • Wheat Beer • Kellerbier •
Little Germany Doppelbock • Ashanti Coffee Pale Ale • Rat Race IPA • Loose Nut Brown Ale •  Barrel Aged Baltic Porter

 

 

 

• Black Mountain Side Baltic Porter
• Ashanti Espresso Dark Lager
• Little Germany Doppelbock
• French Vanilla Dark Lager
• Ashanti Coffee Pale Ale
• Sibling Rivalry Saison
• Bomb Shelter IPL
• Wheat Beer
• Kellerbier

About the Brew Master - James Wilson

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Thornbury’s Brewmaster James Wilson, thrives on creating well-made craft beers which are balanced and true to style – and if you ask us he does just that.

James discovered his passion for beer after travelling to Europe and learning about the vast array of styles that exist outside of the North American style of light tasting yellow lagers. After returning home, James began home brewing with a friend and later went on to obtain an IBD Brewing Certificate.

Currently, James and his team are working on expanding the great portfolio of Thornbury beers. After brewing a great Doppelbock and Baltic Porter, which recently won a Silver medal at the Canadian Brewing Awards, he has set his sights on developing a new IPA and Saison for release in the near future.

When James isn’t brewing a delicious Thornbury Craft Beer you can find him playing hockey, golf, or more often than not hiking somewhere with his dog Riker.

Thornbury Craft Beer FAQ

The shelf life for craft beer is maximum six months to maintain the best flavour.

There are approximately 199 calories per 473mL can of beer.

Malted Barley, Hops, Yeast and Water, (4.8% alc./vol.).

Yes – it is nut-free.

There are no animal products or animal based products used in the production of our beer.

The first 4 digits tell you the year and day that can was produced. For example, 7131 is 2017 (represented by the “7”) and May 11th (represented by the “131” in the Julian Day Calendar.) More information about the Julian Day Calendar here.

Awards

Thank you to all our customers, friends and colleagues who continue to help us exceed expectations