About Grand River Brewing
Grand River Brewing is committed to producing fresh craft brewed beers of outstanding quality for discerning beer drinkers. Our goal is to produce full flavoured beers with alcohol contents less than 5% for today’s population concerned about over indulgence. These beers stand out and change people’s thoughts on how beers should and can taste.
Check out this Rogers Special “On Tap" posted last July! Bob tells the story of how it all got started!
Grand River Brewing’s Historic Building
Grand River Brewing is located at 295 Ainslie St. in downtown Cambridge Ontario. We are situated in an historical building which was the original home of the Galt Knife Company, the manufacturer of industrial knives for the last 100 years. The building is typical of industrial buildings built at the beginning of the 20th century, being of red double brick construction with many large windows, which bathe the interior with wonderful natural light. The location gives the building great street presence and we are taking advantage of the windows, by situating the brew house right behind the front ones so it will be visible to the passing motorists.
Extensive renovations have been carried out, in order to make the building suitable as a brewery, while still retaining the unique character, which makes it so eye catching. Post and beam construction, with open rafters in the brew house are complimented by massive Victorian trusses in the high ceiling fermentation room and the whole interior is bathed in sunlight, as previously mentioned giving it a wonderful warm ambiance. By putting our own stamp on it, while still maintaining the historical character of the building, we hope that area residents will soon start referring to it as their local brewery.
The brewery has a large meeting room with slate floors and a lovely antique wood bar that was purchased in Wisconsin. The walls are lined with several antique church pews to provide seating for special events. The former office and walk in safe in the building have become the retail store area. The coolers for the growlers have actually been placed in the old payroll cash vault.