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.
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’s brewery, 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 a surprising range of craft beer flavours that are sure to satisfy any craft beer enthusiast.
Each brewery in London has its own story, its own inspiration behind their brews, and its 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 we picked 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, please write a comment below and we’ll consider adding them!
THE BEST LONDON BREWERIES
Alright, ready to find out which breweries we chose for this year?
Anderson Craft Ales
The owner of Anders Ales love of craft beer began at an early age when he got his first homebrew 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.
- Address: 1030 Elias St, London, ON N5W 3P6
- Beers to try: Cream Ale and Anderson Gold
London Brewing Co-Operative
The London Brewing Co-op is 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! As a co-op, this brewery is fully invested in the community and seeks to contribute to the growth and spirit of London’s Old East Village. They also offer 100% organic beer options!
- Address: 521 Burbrook Pl, London, ON N5W 4B5
- Beers to try: London Organic Lager and Downtown Coconut Brown Organic
Storm Stayed Brewing Company
This is a small, community oriented craft brewery that not only focuses on quality ingredients and sound brewing science but also on 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.
- Address: 169 Wharncliffe Rd S, London, ON N6J 2K7
- Beers to try: Paddington Brown Porter and Nebulose New England IPA
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.
- Address: 1634 Hyde Park Rd, London, ON N6H 5L7
- Beers to try: Pink Frizzle Raspberry Sour and Red Rye Amber
Powerhouse Brewing Company
Located in Old East Village, Powerhouse Brewing 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.
- Address: 100 Kellogg Ln, London, ON N5W 2T5
- Beers to try: Passion Power Passion Fruit Wheat and Dunkel Dark German Lager
Make sure to go and check these London breweries out, grab a pint (or 2), and tag @craftbeer_guide in your photos!
If we’ve missed any of your favourite London breweries and you think they should be added to the list, share it with us in the comments below!