MacLean’s Ales Closes Brewery & Moves Production to The Collingwood Brewery

HANOVER & COLLINGWOOD, ON – MacLean’s Ales has announced that it is shutting down its bricks-and-mortar location in the Southwestern Ontario community of Hanover, and will now be producing its beer under contract at The Collingwood Brewery.

According to a statement posted on social media, this shift is happening to allow the company to “keep our prices fair, maintain the exceptional quality and consistency of our beer, and provide reliable delivery and better customer interaction through our sales team.”

The roots of MacLean’s Ales extend back to the 1990s, when Charles MacLean was a partner and brewmaster at Guelph’s F&M Brewery, and released MacLean’s Pale Ale as one of the brewery’s brands. He continued brewing there under contact after his retirement in the early 2000s, and then moved back into full time brewing in 2009 with the opening of MacLean’s Ales as a nanobrewery in West Grey township. A larger brewery and retail store was opened in Hanover in 2014.

For more details, see the full announcement.

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