Railway City Brewing

Railway City Brewing

Railway City Brewing creates a series of locally handcrafted beers in St. Thomas, ON - the Railway Capital of Canada. Each beer is all natural, crafted in small batches, using only the finest ingredients with no artificial adjuncts or preservatives. Brands include Dead Elephant Ale, Iron Spike Blonde, Copper, and Amber Ales, Honey Elixir, Black Coal Stout, The Witty Traveller, Express, and Crew Craft Lager as well as specialty seasonal brews. The onsite retail store is open 7 days a week and offers a tap room as well as tours and samples daily.

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Black Coal Stout
Black Coal Stout
ABV: 6% | IBU: 46 For all you Naughty Boys and Girls, you deserve a Black Coal Stout in your stocking. This medium to full-bodied Black Coal Stout is Railway City Brewing Co.'s signature dark ale. Introduced with a deep brown hue, the stout pours a thick and frothy dark chestnut coloured head. The nose is dominated by coffee and toasted characteristics with underlying tones of rich dark chocolate. On the palate the stout begins with bitter-sweet chocolate leading into elegant toasted notes reminiscent of coffee and a slight undertone of freshly baked rye bread.
LCBO #413781 (473 mL can)
Cranberry Festive Lager
Cranberry Festive Lager
ABV: 5.5% | IBU: 23 Brewed with local Bala, Ontario cranberries, this festive lager pours a golden/orange colour. Inviting malt aromas and a hint of holiday spice fill the nose. The biscuit malt characteristic is complemented by the use of hops to provide a gingerbread warmth, making this beer perfect for the holidays. On the palate, it begins with a sweet mandarin orange flavour and finishes with the tartness of cranberries.
LCBO #385518 (473 mL can)
Crew Craft Lager
Crew Craft Lager
ABV: 4.8% | IBU: 13 Crew Craft Lager pours a golden straw colour with a thick, frothy white head. To the nose is an inviting subtle hop aroma. On the palate is a ready back bone ending with a refreshing, crisp finish. Crisp. Clean. Refreshing. For all the hard workers out there, this one's for you. Cheers from our Crew!
Dead Elephant Ale
Dead Elephant Ale
ABV: 6.5% | IBU: 46 Dead Elephant is a full-bodied golden pale ale that pours with a linen white medium density head leaving spider web lace on the glass. On the palate, the flavour is sweet and fruity up front (apricot, mango) with a bit of candy, and slight grassy notes that fall away to reveal a hint of biscuit with rather pleasant grapefruit and perfume undertones. To the nose, there is a mild malt aroma that accentuates the robust floral bouquet derived from the hops.
LCBO #272104 (473 mL can)
Double Dead Elephant
Double Dead Elephant
ABV: 7.5% | IBU: 90 Double Dead Elephant is an Imperial IPA with twice the amount of hops than the original Dead Elephant Ale. This annual beer is released on September 15, the anniversary of Jumbo the Elephant's death, to honour the prized attraction. Double Dead Elephant features local Ontario grown cascade hops, picked fresh the day before brewing. With a cloudy apricot hue, this drink brings aromas of pine, strawberries and pear, followed by a taste of herbaceous candied cherry that is both warming and staggeringly bitter.
LCBO #396564 (750 mL bottle)
Express: India Session Lager
Express: India Session Lager
ABV: 4.8% | IBU: 18 Feel like something with a little more flavour than a lager, but not quite the punch of an India Pale Ale? Well Railway City Brewing put two craft favourites together to create Express: Indian Session Lager! Express pours a golden straw colour with white lacing. Complex hop aromas of citrus, tropical fruits and pine fill the nose. Bright lemon, orange, pineapple and mango meld seamlessly with pine notes over a crisp and light malt background, followed by a pleasant, lingering bitterness that's not overpowering.
Honey Elixir
Honey Elixir
ABV: 5% | IBU: 29 Honey Elixir is a beautiful mahogany coloured medium body English style brown ale that pours with a beige medium density head. Initial aromas suggest sweet fresh honey, some fig and raisin with an underlying hint of toasted nuts and spices. On the palate, the tastes of honey, taffy and a subtle espresso wash over, met with a refreshing well-balanced hop finish with subtle sweet fruit notes making your palate long for more.
LCBO #319749 (750 mL bottle)
Hoptoberfest
Hoptoberfest
ABV: 6% | IBU: 23 Try this lovely wet-hopped Vienna Lager with 35lbs of fresh whole cone Cascade hops from two local farms. Hoptoberfest enters the glass in an autumn orange hue. Caramelized sugar aromas from malts and a hint of cinnamon spice from freshly-picked hops fill the nose. This medium-bodied brew has a crisp and light hop spice, sweet malt profile, and softly lingering hop flavour on the tongue, making it a perfectly balanced beer for fall.
Iron Spike - Amber
Iron Spike - Amber
ABV: 4.6% | IBU: 30 A deep garnet, Iron Spike Amber pours a dense frothy beige cap with good lacing and retention. To the nose, toasted notes of dark bread and caramel malts as well as deeply rooted dark fruits give way to a perfume of bubblegum, banana, and yeasty esters. The flavour profile is initially sweet with dark fruit and caramel. This leads to toasted and spicy flavours with a hint of smoke and fall fruits while the hops come through to balance the sweetness. This full-bodied amber ale is an ideal balance of creamy grainy fruitiness, and sharp hops bitterness.
Iron Spike - Blonde
Iron Spike - Blonde
ABV: 4.3% | IBU: 14 Iron Spike Blonde introduces itself with an antique gold colour accentuated with generous white foam. Aromas include honey, spice, lemon zest and citric hops, some biscuit malt, and a nice peach/tropical fruit profile. On the palate, the beer enters with a hint of sweet fruit upfront (peach and pear mostly), followed by lemon, mild hops and sweet grains. It has a floral aftertaste, similar to that of rose petals. This medium body ale leaves plenty of pretty spider web lace behind from the head.
LCBO #271858 (473 mL can)
Iron Spike - Copper
Iron Spike - Copper
ABV: 4.4% | IBU: 16 With a rusty orange shade, Iron Spike Copper pours a thick and frothy cream coloured head. To the nose, caramel malts meet toasted spices with additional notes of chestnut and plum. Tastes of sweet caramel and butterscotch hit the palate first, followed by biscuit graininess, fruit, vanilla, rye, and spices. A nice hop bite comes forward mid-palate and lasts on the tongue. This medium to full-bodied ale is creamy and sweet with a lingering hoppy aftertaste.
Maple Bock
Maple Bock
ABV: 5.8% | IBU: 30 Maple Bock includes notes of molasses and dark maple syrup as well as dark fruit such as raisin and fig. On the palate, plum and toffee are foremost with a hint of chocolate. Like a good lager, Maple Bock is highly drinkable and impeccably clean with a crisp finish. It has a hint of sweetness with a minimal hop profile and produces a creamy mocha head that is dense in texture with little lacing.
LCBO #378703 (650 mL bottle)
Orange Creamsic Ale
Orange Creamsic Ale
Taste the nostalgia of this classic recipe reimagined! At Railway City Brewing, we hand zested fresh oranges and added whole vanilla beans and oats to create a full-bodied ale with a silky-smooth finish. Aromas of sweet vanilla and slight citrus notes fill the nose. Orange flavours dominate through the creamy mouth feel, leaving the taste of vanilla on the tongue.
Platform 16
Platform 16
ABV: 5.8% | IBU: 22 The Platform 16 beer, entitled Devil's Dark Lager, was brewed by Platform 16 Homebrew Competition winner Ryan Ward. This medium-to-full bodied brew contains seven premium malts. The black brew enters the glass and leaves a tawny one-finger head. Aromas include notes of dark fruits and sweet brown sugar. Chocolate and roasted marshmallow hit the front of the palate, slowly fading to reveal a subtle pecan and a roasted coffee-like ending for a smooth finish.
The Witty Traveller
The Witty Traveller
ABV: 4.2% | IBU: 15 The Witty Traveller's tale opens with a potpourri of spices and fruit - sweet anise seed and subtle orange rind. As you delve deeper into the libation you discover clove and bananas alongside soft and sweet arrowroot biscuit. This is followed by a short layover of bubblegum before cleansing fresh pepper and gingersnap. With spices from the east, fruits of the south, and yeasts of the north, The Witty Traveller envelopes tastes and aromas of far flung places.
LCBO #454736 (473 mL can)

Tour Hours

Railway City Brewing
Please call ahead for tours.
Tour only - $5 per person
Tour & Samples - $7 per person
Beer samples (4 x 3oz pours) - $6 per person

Tour & samples - $7 per person

Tour & samples with a Railway City Brewing Co. glass OR bottle opener - $10 per person

Groupon & WagJag deals available!
Please visit www.groupon.com or www.wagjag.com for more details.
MON-WED: 4pm - 6pm
THURS-FRI: 4pm - 7pm
SATURDAY: 12pm - 6pm
SUNDAY: 12pm - 3pm

Day Trip #1

Enjoy a tour of our region by visiting local wineries, farm markets, quaint villages and of course the brewery. This tour can either begin or finish at the brewery, next you would travel to Sparta, a small quaker village full of unique shops and artisans. Along the way you will pass by 2 wineries. Once you have visited Sparta, you are soon on your way to Port Stanley, a small fishing village with unique shops, restaurants, harbour and one of the best beaches on Lake Erie. On your way home, stop into the brewery to pick up your favorite craft beer, but make sure you do not miss an opportunity to enjoy a Shaw's ice cream along the way.

Day Trip #2

Railway City Brewing and all things about Trains. Enjoy your visit to the brewery by visiting other railway landmarks in our region. Stop by the historic Canada Southern Railway Station, BX Tower and the Elgin County Railway Museum, all within 5 minutes of the brewery. Visit the life size statue of Jumbo the Elephant, or take a train ride on the Port Stanley Terminal Railway. If you are visiting in the summer, make sure you visit the Iron Horse Festival with lots of free entertainment, midway, Kids' Junction, games, crafts and displays.

Don't drink and drive. Whether you and your friends plan to stay overnight or not, decide on a designated driver before heading to the brewery. For help finding one of Ontario's beautiful inns and hotels, click here.