PORT COLBORNE, ON – A new brewery strongly inspired by the history of its area is set to open next week in the city of Port Colborne in Ontario’s Niagara Region.
Breakwall Brewing has been founded by Fred and Monica Davies, owners of several other local businesses and longtime advocates for improving Port Colborne’s downtown. The business is named after the Gravelly Bay breakwall, which has protected the community and its marine industry for over 180 years.
Located at 46 Clarence Street in a 5000-square-foot building that was previously home to Davies Stationary (no relation), Breakwall features a custom brewhouse from local supplier Criveller, a 160-seat restaurant, outdoor patio, and retail store.
Core beer brands developed by head brewer Cameron Shedden include Shrinking Mill Pale Ale (5.5% abv, 20 IBU), Sailor Saison (5.8% abv, 15 IBU), and 9 O’Clock Whistle IPA (6% abv, 35 IBU), all names inspired by local history and landmarks. These beers will be available on tap, and in cans and growlers in the retail store.
In addition, the brewery will be offering a limited edition Vintage Series of brands and recipes from Cronmiller & White – a brewery that was one of the largest employers in the region in the early 1900s – starting with a Maple Lager that will be available exclusively on tap at the brewpub.
Breakwall Brewing will be opening to the public on Friday February 23rd. Full details about the opening, food menu, and business hours should be available soon on the brewery’s Facebook page.