The 7 Best London Breweries

Craft Beer Guide / Pint Glass

What are the best London Breweries to visit this year? Well, we’ve done the work to figure that out for you! We have sampled all their brews, spent time in their taprooms and read all the online reviews to come up with our take on the top London Breweries to explore this year! 

London Breweries

Another city in Ontario that offers a small, but quality, collection of craft breweries is London. As the craft beer scene here continues to grow, we’re excited to see what new breweries come to the scene. For now, the city offers almost a dozen craft breweries for you to explore.

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What are the top breweries in London?

The “craft beer explosion” has hit almost every city in Ontario and London, Ontario is no exception. Known for a long time as a brewery town because of the local Labatt brewery and its best selling Canadian beer, it’s no surprise that craft breweries have been popping up in London. This is a great town to visit not only for beer history but for a surprising range of craft beer flavours that are sure to satisfy any craft beer enthusiast.

Each of these London breweries have their own story, their own inspiration behind their brews, and their own unique quality ingredients that make up their craft recipes. In London, you’ll find breweries offering certified organic beers, breweries that pair beers with delicious meals, and breweries that are dedicated to serving the local community. London is yet another great reason to explore the Ontario craft beer scene and taste all that they have to offer.

How do we pick the best London Breweries?

With every ‘Best Breweries’ post that we write, we make sure to do diligent online research to determine who makes it on our list. From reading online reviews and reviewing beer selections, to checking other authority websites and of course, sampling their beers. We do our best to take all the information we collect and give you our opinion of the top breweries in London.

However, we know we aren’t perfect and if we’ve missed a London brewery that you think should be on this list, contact us and let us know who the brewery is and we’ll do our best to include them!

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The Best London Breweries

Without further ado, here are the top London breweries to explore this year!

Anderson Craft Ales

Anderson Craft Ales
Anderson Craft Ales

The owner of Anderson Craft Ales’ love of craft beer began early in life when he got his first home brew kit at the age of 19. Since then, hundreds of batches of beer have lovingly been brewed to give us the quality beers that Anderson Ales offers today. This brewery is 100% family-owned and 100% worth a visit if you are in London.

You’ll find top notch craft beers in this tap room along with a variety of games to play with friends. Check out their retail store and upcoming events while you’re there and don’t forget to grab your favourite brews to go on your way out!

Customer Review: This brewery is really something special. I’ve tried every brewery in London and this is by far the best. They offer a very good range of beers. Some are pretty simple, true to style brews while others are super creative and interesting. The commonality is that all of them are great. On top of that, their food is also really good. We got the duck poutine and were quite surprised with how good it was. Highly recommend this place!

London Brewing Co-operative

London Brewing Co-operative
London Brewing Co-operative

The London Brewing Co-op is a worker owned cooperative. It’s unique in that it offers the opportunity to come and actually work with them to learn how the beer is made. This is a great way to learn if you have what it takes to be your own craft brewer! This brewery celebrates the hard work and wisdom of local farmers, is fully invested in the community, and seeks to contribute to the growth and spirit of London’s Old East Village.

They’ve got live music, pinball, and a big patio, plus they offer 100% organic beer options! Just down the street from Anderson Craft Ales and Powerhouse Brewing, a great addition to your next brewery hopping tour!

Customer Review: Some of my top favs come from here. Love that they use local and organic ingredients. I also like the brewery, lots of patio space and nice environment. Very friendly place! Love the workhorse IPA.

Toboggan Brewing Company

Toboggan Brewing Company
Toboggan Brewing Company

London Ontario, AKA, Forest City, began as a tobogganing hub in the 1800’s which quickly became a city wide phenomenon. Toboggan Brewing Co. is an ode to the rich history of London, designed to be a space for the community to come together to enjoy locally made craft beers and great food.

Located in downtown London, this craft brewery makes an impressive roster of beers. They focus on small batch, quality offerings, with a small selection available year round. Grab your friends and have a pint at this uniquely decorated brew house next time you’re in the area!

Customer Review: Variety of beers and ciders brewed on site & many other local/regional features available too! Seasonal variation. Unique sharing plates and many street food taco options! Super on their decor theme with the toboggans, from the entire interior ceiling to the beer flight trays! Hot, home made & delicious wood oven pizzas. Lots of patio space and can easily accommodate groups.

Forked River Brewing Company

Forked River Brewing Company
Forked River Brewing Company

What happens when two Biologists and an Engineer walk into a bar? Well, a lovable Forked River Brewing Company is born! This brewery keeps things upbeat and lively, hosting live music, trivia night, weekly “hoppy hour” and other great events for the neighbourhood to enjoy!

They’ve partnered with Kyle’s Fried Chicken to serve mouth watering wings and other BBQ specialties that pair amazingly with a pint of Forked River beer.

Customer Review: Love this brewery. Always trying new things! Love walking in and asking about what’s new. Interstellar is always good, and a regular go-to for me. Staff always courteous, and gives you the feeling they love being there. Always helpful, and a real sense of community!

Powerhouse Brewing Company

Powerhouse Brewing Company
Powerhouse Brewing Company

Located in Old East Village, Powerhouse Brewing Co. offers Canadian brews made with Canadian equipment, brewed by Canadian boys. A truly Canadian brewery. They bring “chill vibes and cool brews” to this historic neighbourhood and are proud to carry on the legacy of London-strong manufacturing roots.

Their brew house is actually a newly revitalized Kellogg’s factory nestled amongst many other factories on Kellogg Lane. They’re proud to carry on the legacy of the manufacturing roots, infused with a little power-up!

Customer Review: It may not be obvious looking at its location on a map, but it’s a really cool place to hang out. There’s a huge patio, and a bit of sitting room inside as well. Being a brewery, there’s always fresh and good beer available at the bar as well as the retail shop. They don’t have a kitchen, but very often there are food trucks.

Storm Stayed Brewing Company

Storm Stayed Brewing Company
Storm Stayed Brewing Company

This is a small, community oriented craft brewery in the Coves neighbourhood near Old South, focuses on quality ingredients, sound brewing science, and creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for beer lovers to enjoy.

“Storm Stayed” is a Maritime term that means to be stranded by stormy weather and we can’t think of a better place to be “stranded” while enjoying some great beers.

Customer Review: The greatest local beer with the most variety. If what you’re looking for is character and personality, this is where you go. Beers for every taste!

Curley Brewing Company

Curley Brewing Company
Curley Brewing Company

Curley Brewing specializes in small-batch brewing and experimenting with unique flavours in their brews. This nano-brewery is London’s first all-vegan Craft Beer Cafe and is worth a visit to try their beers, baked goods, and delicious vegan menu items.

Since they’re always experimenting, their five beers on tap in their tasting room change frequently. If you love trying new, unique craft beers, visit Curley, and visit often!

Customer Review: Great beer and even better staff! They always have good, fresh beer on hand. There is some sitting room inside so you can enjoy a pint there, or buy some of their beers in bottles. Great place to hang out. If you get a chance to talk to Nigel (owner/brewer), he loves talking about all things beer!

Enjoy the best breweries in London!

Make sure to go and check out London’s best craft breweries, grab a locally brewed pint (or 2) and support your local brewers!

If we’ve missed a brewery on our list that you think should be added, contact us and let us know who the brewery is and why you think it should be added to our list of the best London Breweries!

More Ontario Breweries to Explore! 

But wait! There are more great breweries to discover in Ontario, Canada! If you happen to find yourself on a road trip around Ontario, make sure to check out some of the following cities for great local craft beer!

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