Lake Of The Woods Brewing Company

Lake Of The Woods Brewing Company

It all started back in 1898 when entrepreneur Abraham Kingdon opened the doors to the original Lake of the Woods Brewing Company in downtown Kenora. The brewery closed for a period during prohibition but was soon re-opened by Stanley Drewery in 1927. Unable to compete with the emergence of large national breweries, the brewery closed its doors in 1954... until now.

June 29th, 2013 marked the opening of Kenora's first brewery in 59 years. Local, fresh, handcrafted beer has returned. Proud of Kenora's brewing heritage, Lake of the Woods Brewing Company uses the same simple ingredients used by the brewers of the past... fresh, Canadian Shield water, malt, yeast and hops. That's it.

We encourage you to pay us a visit and experience craft beer at its finest. Located downtown in Kenora's Historic Firehall.

Contact

350 Second Street South
Kenora ON P9N 1G5
Phone: (807) 468-BEER
Fax: (807) 468-3207

Beers Available

1907 Limited Edition Scottish Ale
1907 Limited Edition Scottish Ale
ABV 6.65% | IBU 9 | SRM 22 In March of 1906, the Montreal Wanderers (now the Montreal Canadians) won the Stanley Cup from Ottawa and retained it until they met with the Kenora Thistles hockey team in January of 1907. The Thistles traveled to Montreal and cleanly beat the Wanderers, winning the first game by a score of 4-2, and the second 8-6. Kenora is the smallest town to have ever won the Stanley Cup.
Big Timber American Style IPA
Big Timber American Style IPA
ABV 6% | IBU 60 | SRM 5 Dedicated to the larger than life men and women that helped forge the North American landscape. For all the lumberjacks, loggers, fellers and buckers... this beer's for you. An unexpected bend to an American India Pale Ale, this non-traditional IPA has a depth of body and colour with an enormous floral/citrus hop aroma and a supporting malt profile. Keep on loggin' on.
LCBO #498725 (473 mL can)
Border Dispute Coffee IPL
Border Dispute Coffee IPL
ABV 5.5% | IBU 46 | SRM 6 Tasting notes: Coffee and citrus nose, dirty golden in colour (unfiltered), slightly sweet at first with tropical hop and subtle roasted coffee flavours. Behind the name: Kenora was once claimed as part of the Province of Manitoba, and there are early references to Rat Portage (now Kenora), Manitoba. There was a long lasting argument between the two provinces known as the Ontario-Manitoba boundary dispute. Each province claimed the town as part of their territory and the dispute lasted from 1870 to 1884. Although Ottawa had ruled the town part of Manitoba in 1881, the issue was finally taken up with the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council which eventually decided in Ontario's favour. Kenora officially became part of the province of Ontario in 1889.
Firehouse English Nut Brown Ale
Firehouse English Nut Brown Ale
ABV 4.75% | IBU 28 | SRM 19 It would only make sense for us to dedicate the name of this beer to our brewery and tap room location, a 104-year old firehall in downtown Kenora. A small amount of chocolate malt provides the colour and aroma of this amber coloured ale while the aftertaste is of almond and the finish is dry. English hop varieties are used although the balance is malt forward.
Forgotten Lake Blueberry Ale
Forgotten Lake Blueberry Ale
ABV 7.1% | IBU 13 | SRM 16 Hidden in the Lake of the Woods region on a small back lake there exists patches of berries usually reserved for the discerning palates of black bears. This beer is subtle with a clear fruity nose. Muted blueberry, low bitterness and medium body. Although high in ABV, its finish is smooth and well-balanced.
LCBO #467134 (473 mL can)
Happy Camper Honey Brown Ale
Happy Camper Honey Brown Ale
ABV 4.75% | IBU 13 | SRM 13 There's nothing quite like pitching a tent by the lake and gathering a few logs to burn in the fire. We find this activity always goes best with a few beers and a few good friends. Happy Camper is brewed with Manitoba honey and finishes with sweet clove and a hint of chocolate. Best enjoyed in the great outdoors. Pairs well with S'mores.
Sasquatch Black Lager
Sasquatch Black Lager
ABV 4.5% | IBU 40 From deep in the forests of Northern Ontario... Very few people are lucky enough to see this elusive creature that has become legend in NW Ontario... and now, we are offering a beer just as rare. Sasquatch Black Lager is a dark, rich and roasty beer that's elusively smoother and less bitter than you'd expect. Sasquatch Black lets you have your dark beer and drink it too. Jet black in colour with a tan head, medium bodied yet fresh and crisp. Well balanced with dark roasted malt flavours with a smooth bitterness and lingering long finish. Sasquatch Black Lager. Yes, you heard right, Black Lager... it really does exist.
Sultana Gold North American Blonde Ale
Sultana Gold North American Blonde Ale
ABV 5% | IBU 15 | SRM 3 Named after the legendary Sultana Gold Mine on Lake of the Woods. The mine, located on Sultana Island, prospered for over a decade and eventually flooded in 1902. The gold may not have panned out, but this clean, crisp, sessionable ale certainly did. Stake your claim to a true northern beer and bring home the gold.
LCBO #429712 (473 mL can)
Tippy Canoe Wild Rice Ale
Tippy Canoe Wild Rice Ale
ABV 6% | IBU 25 | SRM 12 This uniquely northern beer is brewed with malted barley & wild rice. Wild rice (harvested in our area) is added to the boil, giving this beer a distinctive nutty finish. Wild rice, also known as Manoomin, which translates into 'the good berry' in Ojibwe, has played a major role in the lives of Ojibwe people in our region for centuries.

Tour Hours

Lake Of The Woods Brewing Company
Please call ahead for tours.
Brewery Tour- $10/person
Souvenir Brewery Tour- $15/person
Four Pack Tour- $20/person
Tours can be booked by contacting our tour guide, Korbyn Lofgren, at korbyn@lowbrewco.com

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