Side Launch Brewing Company

Side Launch Brewing Company

ust a short drive from the base of Blue Mountain in Collingwood, Side Launch opened its doors in 2014 with the intention of providing Ontario with wonderfully complex and highly drinkable beer. Our focus is on traditional German styles with an occasional one-off or seasonal brew.

The name Side Launch comes from Collingwood's rich history in ship building in the late 1800's all the way through to the mid 1980's. Due to the geographical constraints of our harbour, the large steel hulled boats had to be side launched into the water, instead of going in forward. These launches were dramatic events that brought people together from all over to celebrate.

We hope our beer can bring people together to celebrate just as much.

Contact

200 Mountain Rd. Unit 1
Collingwood ON L9Y 4V5
Phone: 705-293-5511
Fax: 705-293-5513

Beers Available

Side Launch Dark Lager
Side Launch Dark Lager
Side Launch Dark Lager is an authentic Munich style bottom fermented Dark beer (lager). It is characteristically a little sweet in the start, followed by a good malty character and continuing with a long, complex finish. It is brewed with a majority of Bavarian malt, including special dehusked dark malt from Bamberg to give it unusual smoothness.
LCBO #437228 (473 mL can)
Side Launch Mountain Lager
Side Launch Mountain Lager
Side Launch Mountain Lager is a light lager both in colour and alcohol, in the style of a Munich Hell. Delicate with a soft European Malt character, finishing with a lingering but very pleasant aftertaste from the German Noble hops used.
LCBO #459115 (473 mL can)
Side Launch Pale Ale
Side Launch Pale Ale
Side Launch Pale Ale is a Canadian Pale Ale that marries the best of traditional English and modern American pale ale styles. We use Canadian Superior Malt and a blend of traditional North American hops to create a very well balanced session beer with character.
LCBO #399063 (473 mL can)
Side Launch Wheat
Side Launch Wheat
Side Launch Wheat is an authentic Bavarian style wheat beer, served unfiltered with its natural yeast and proteins. Using traditional special yeast, the beer is bursting with flavours that may surprise you, reminiscent of bananas, cloves and lemons. This style of wheat beer has a quite tart finish and should never be served with a lemon by default. It pairs very nicely with seafood, especially broiled or grilled fish, such as salmon, due to its low level of hop bitterness. Hops and fish tend to reinforce each other, resulting in an excessively bitter, fishy taste experience.
LCBO #385674 (473 mL can)

Tour Hours

Side Launch Brewing Company
Please call ahead for tours.
Please call ahead

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