Highlander Brew Company

Highlander Brew Company

Highlander Brew Co. is located in South River, Ontario, in the Almaguin Highlands from which Highlander takes its name. The brewery is on the Northern edge of Algonquin Park, making Highlander one of the most northerly craft breweries in Ontario.

Highlander began operations in 2009 when Brewmaster Brian Wilson made the brewery’s first beer, a traditional Scottish Ale. Using four varieties each of malt and hops, and cracking barley on site to ensure freshness, Highlander was soon a favourite of the region.

Highlander has expanded its line with the addition of Blacksmith Smoked Porter and Lion Grass, as well as a number of seasonal and collaboration beers.

Currently, Highlander beers can be purchased in well over a hundred LCBO stores and many restaurants throughout Ontario.


19 Howard St.
South River ON P0A 1X0
Phone: (705) 792-0808

Beers Available

Beerded Lady
Beerded Lady
Beerded Lady boasts the best that craft beer can offer. A 4% light ale, it has an incredible drinkable quality. We use Pale malt to capture notes of Vienna honey. A subtle delicate sweetness from our milled crystal malts gives a mild caramel sweetness. Orange rind hand pitched to obtain that je-ne-sais-quoi element, oatmeal for a soft mouth feel, down to our crisp cascade hop finish with subtle notes of citrus. This hand crafted summer beer is of the utmost quality for the sessional beer enthusiast!
LCBO #449314 (6 x 355 mL bottle)
Front malt flavor, herbal essence middle with notes of honey and mild fruit, and a clean, crisp finish
LCBO #450551 (6 x 355 mL bottle)
Highlander Blacksmith Smoked Porter
Highlander Blacksmith Smoked Porter
Color: Dark Nut Flavor Profile: Brawny complex malt Notes of Dark Chocolate Dark roast with burnt expresso edges hints of maple and mello smoke peat Pairing with Stews, steak, venison, wild game and rabbit also dark chocolates and sweet jams
LCBO #362772 (650 mL bottle)
Highlander Brew Co Scottish Ale
Highlander Brew Co Scottish Ale
Scottish Ale ABV 5.5 % Flavor Profile: British Pale Ale aromas of anise and dark toasted rye hints of caramel and nut subtle burnt edges accented by coffee soft mouth finish. Pairing : grilled steak spicy pork tenderloin or curry
LCBO #334375 (650 mL bottle)
Highlander LionGrass
Highlander LionGrass
Organic lemongrass and dandelion leaf blended with Cascade hops. Well-balanced leaning towards the malt side with hints of honey, a citrus dryness with a light and clean finish.
LCBO #397471 (650 mL bottle)

Tour Hours

Please call ahead for tours.
no charge
Sunday: By Request
Monday: 9-5
Tuesday: 9-5
Wednesday: 9-5
Thursday: 9-5
Friday: 9-5
Saturday: By Request

Highlander Brew Company

Day Trip #1

Try a new way into Algonquin park. Our brewery is on the road into the park . take highway 11 to South River . Follow ottawa street to 19 Howard street ( Bear Chair Factory). You are at the brewery. Continue on that road and you arrive at Algonquin or several nice lodges. Stop at the brewery and we will tell you more.- see website

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