List of breweries in Canada
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This is an incomplete list (10+ years old) of many of the breweries in Canada. Breweries are not included in this list unless the individual brewery is notable or contains significance to Canadian culture and history.
Breweries in Canada
|Agassiz Brewing||Manitoba||Winnipeg||1998||Closed in 2010|
|All or Nothing Brewhouse||Ontario||Oshawa||2014|
|Amsterdam Brewing Company||Ontario||Toronto||1986|
|La Barberie||Quebec||Quebec City||1995|
|Beau's All Natural Brewing Company||Ontario||Vankleek Hill||2006|
|Big Rock Brewery||Alberta||Calgary||1985|
|La Brasserie du Roi (The King's Brewery)||Quebec||Quebec City||1668||Closed in 1674; founded by Jean Talon. Talon's original 1668 brewery building burned down in 1713.||: 21–22|
|Les Brasseurs du Nord||Quebec||Blainville||1987|
|Les Brasseurs RJ||Quebec||Montreal||1998|
|Brick Brewing Company||Ontario||Kitchener||1984|
|Cameron's Brewing Company||Ontario||Oakville||1997|
|Carling Brewery||Ontario||London||1840||Originating in 1840 as a small brewing operation in London, Ontario, Carling became a national and eventually a global brand, particularly popular in the UK and South Africa. Carling merged with the Brewing Corporation of Ontario (BCO) in 1930. BCO launched Carling in the US in 1932, and acquired Toronto's O'Keefe Brewery in 1934. BCO became Canadian Breweries (CBL) in 1937. Carling brands entered the UK market in 1952. After CBL was sold to Rothmans in 1969, it was renamed Carling O'Keefe in 1973. In 1989, Carling O'Keefe merged with Molson, which merged in 2005 with Coors to form Molson Coors Brewing Company. Molson Coors has continued to brew and sell Carling Black Label across Canada.|
|Carling O'Keefe||Ontario||Toronto||1930||Originally formed as Brewing Corporation of Ontario, became Canadian Breweries in 1936. One of the "Big Three" of Canadian brewing formed by buying or merging smaller competitors. Became Carling O'Keefe in 1973. Merged with Molson in 1989|
|Central City Brewers & Distillers||British Columbia||Surrey||2003|
|Le Cheval Blanc||Quebec||Montreal||1986||Merged in 1998 to form Les Brasseurs RJ|
|Collective Arts Brewing||Ontario||Hamilton|
|Columbia Brewery||British Columbia||Creston||1898||Purchased by Labatt in 1974|
|Cool Beer Brewing Company||Ontario||Etobicoke||1997|
|Creemore Springs||Ontario||Creemore||1987||Acquired by Molson in 2005|
|Dominion Brewery||Ontario||Toronto||1878||Acquired by Canadian Breweries in 1930, closed in 1936|
|Dow Breweries||Quebec||Quebec City||1790||Originally Dunn Brewery, renamed William Dow & Co. on death of Thomas Dunn. Combines with Williams to become National Breweries in 1909. The National Breweries Ltd. building was constructed in 1919 with additions in 1924. Acquired by Canadian Breweries in 1952, brands discontinued in 1997|
|F&M Brewery||Ontario||Guelph||1995||Closed in 2018|
|Farmery Estate Brewery||Manitoba||Neepawa||2012|
|Formosa Springs Brewery||Ontario||Formosa||1994||various owners, independent as of May 2018|||
|Fort Garry Brewing Company||Manitoba||Winnipeg||1994|
|Granville Island Brewing||British Columbia||Vancouver||1984||Purchased by Molson in 2009.|
|Great Lakes Brewery||Ontario||Toronto||1987|
|Great Western Brewing Company||Saskatchewan||Saskatoon||1989||Founded in 1927 as Hub City Brewing Company|
|Half Pints Brewing Company||Manitoba||Winnipeg||2006|
|Hamilton's Kent Brewery||Ontario||London||1859||Named after, and imported its hops from, the county of Kent in England. Closed in 1917.|
|Hogsback Brewing Company
||Ontario||Ottawa||2010||Closed in 2018|
|Alexander Keith's Brewery||Nova Scotia||Halifax||1820||Sold to Oland Brewery in 1928, now owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev. The current ironstone brewery building was built in 1837.|
|Labatt Brewing Company||Ontario||London||1847||Purchased by Interbrew in 1995, now owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev|
|Lakeport Brewing Company||Ontario||Hamilton||1992||Taken over by Labatt in 2007|
|Lighthouse Brewing Company||British Columbia||Esquimalt||1998|
|McAuslan Brewing||Quebec||Montreal||1989||Sold to Les Brasseurs RJ in 2013|
|Mill Street Brewery||Ontario||Toronto||2002||Sold to Labatt Brewing Company in 2015|
|Molson Brewery||Quebec||Montréal||1786||Merged with Coors in 2005 to form Molson Coors Brewing Company. The oldest extant building from the original Molson brewery complex was built in stone in 1913.|
|Moosehead Breweries||New Brunswick||Saint John||1867||The Halifax Explosion of 1917 destroyed the Moosehead brewery.|
|Mt. Begbie Brewing Company||British Columbia||Revelstoke||1996|
|Muskoka Cottage Brewery||Ontario||Bracebridge||1996|
|Nelson Brewing Company||British Columbia||Nelson||1991|
|Neustadt Springs Brewery||Ontario||Neustadt||1997||Originally founded by Henry Huether in 1859 as the Crystal Springs Brewery. Closed in 1916 due to prohibition. Reopened in 1997 as Neustadt Springs Brewery.|
|Northern Breweries||Ontario||Sudbury||1907||Closed in 2006|
|O'Brien Brewing and Malting Company||Yukon||Klondike City||1904||Closed in 1919|
|Oland Brewery||Nova Scotia||Halifax||1907||Sold to Labatt Brewing Company in 1971|
|Paddock Wood Brewing Company||Saskatchewan||Saskatoon||2004|
|Parallel 49 Brewing Company||British Columbia||Vancouver||2012|
|Picaroons Traditional Ales||New Brunswick||1995||Still operating|
|Louis Prud'homme's brewery||Quebec||Montreal||1650||Closed; just outside the walls of Fort Ville-Marie (early Montréal)||: 23–24|
|Quidi Vidi Brewing Company||Newfoundland & Labrador||St. John's||1996||Still operating|
|Russell Brewing Company||British Columbia||Surrey||1995|
|Shaftebury Brewing Company||British Columbia||Vancouver||1986|
|Sleeman Breweries||Ontario||Guelph||1988||Re-establishment of family brewer dating back to 1830s. Original Sleemans during prohibition; re-established in 1988; Sold to Sapporo Brewery in 2006|
|Steam Whistle Brewing||Ontario||Toronto||2000|
|Steamworks Brewing Company||British Columbia||Vancouver||1995|
|Steelback Brewery||Ontario||Tiverton||2004||Closed in 2010|
|Unibroue||Quebec||Chambly||1991||Sold to Sleeman Breweries in 2004, now owned by Sapporo Brewery|
|Upper Canada Brewing Company||Ontario||Guelph||1985||Acquired by Sleeman Breweries in 1998|
|Walkerville Brewing Company||Ontario||Windsor||1998||Closed in 2007|
|Wild Rose Brewery||Alberta||Calgary||1996||Sold to Sleeman Breweries in 2019|
|Yukon Brewing Company||Yukon||Whitehorse||1997|
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