Brewed in Hamilton – The Local Craft Beer Scene

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Hamilton Craft Brewers 

Collective Arts Brewing (

Locals and tourists are excited about Hamilton Craft Beer!  Beer lovers seek out Collective Arts Brewing on Burlington St East, near the Waterfront.  Collective Arts features a large onsite brewery, store, tasting room and gallery.  Daily tours and a full schedule of events make Collective Arts a popular destination.  Original works by local Artists are featured on Collective’s one of a kind Art Can Designs.

Their Burlington Street building was constructed in 1947 as a brewery and housed 7 different breweries over the years. Collective Arts Brewing restored the building and blended the “made in Hamilton” craft beer tradition with strong support for local artists and music.

You may not know that Collective Arts Craft Beers are widely distributed in Ontario and the United States, spreading the word about Hamilton’s Craft Brewing Scene!

Shawn & Ed Brewing Co (

Craft beer fans in Dundas love the lagershed line of craft beers at Shawn & Ed Brewing Co. on 65 Hatt St.  Shawn Till and Ed Madronich restored this historic Dundas brick building for their brewery. The building was 150 years old and badly needed work. The masthead out front shows 65 Hatt Street was originally built as a curling and skating rink.

The  Shawn & Ed Brewing Co. motto is “quality not quantity” for their “state of the art” craft beer. In addition to their lagershed beers, Shawn & Ed offer a barrelshed line, aged in wine barrels for a one of a kind craft beer experience.

Rust City Brewery  (

Rust City Brewery is a unique combination of urban coffee house, restaurant, pub, and soon to be onsite brewery at 27 King William Street in Downtown Hamilton. With live music, events, and great food, this destination pub is a local star in the downtown Hamilton craft beer scene.

Merit Brewing  (  

Check out Merit Brewing at 107 James Street North. Merit opens every day at 11:30am, hosting a kitchen, tap room, bottle shop and brewery. Merit is known for light brews, and for trying unusual ingredients and experimental combinations to create new, exciting beer tastes.  Merit serves sausages made in house that customers love!

Hamilton Restaurants, Pubs and Craft Beer Celebrations.

Hamilton Restaurants and Bars proudly serve local craft beers!  Hamilton festivals and events highlight locally “brewed in Hamilton” craft beers.


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