Wellington Brewery

Wellington Brewery

Wellington Brewery is Canada's oldest independently owned microbrewery. Based in Guelph, Ontario, we craft our award-winning beers in small batches using the freshest all-natural ingredients. Since 1985, we've been a pioneer in the craft brewing scene by producing timeless, traditional style ales as well as experimenting with new recipes as part of our Welly One-Off Series.

Contact

950 Woodlawn Road West
Guelph ON N1K 1B8
Phone: 1 (800) 576-3853
Phone Alt: 519-837-2337
Fax: 519-837-3142
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Beers Available

Chocolate Milk Stout
Chocolate Milk Stout
Chocolate Milk Stout is a sweet and robust stout brewed with fair trade cocoa powder, lactose (milk sugar), roasted malts, and a touch of flaked oats. With an inviting aroma of dark chocolate and a silky smooth unfiltered malt body, this unique stout is a decadent treat to enjoy any time of the year!
LCBO #380477 (750 mL bottle)
Farmers
Farmers' Market Rhubarb Saison
A flavourful summertime Saison with a twist! This crisp and refreshing beer has a mild malt body with spicy notes from the farmhouse style yeast. Working with local farmers' markets and food producers, over 200 pounds of locally grown rhubarb was hand picked by growers and added to this brew. The rhubarb adds a slightly sour and tart finish, making this a refreshing summertime beer that is best enjoyed outdoors!
Frost Quake Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine
Frost Quake Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine
Like a loud boom on a cold winter night, this bourbon barrel aged barley wine will awaken your taste buds! Frost Quake has a robust malt body with notes of toffee and biscuit balanced with earthy and floral hop flavours. After a few months of aging in Kentucky bourbon barrels, this complex ale takes on rich oak flavours with notes of vanilla and smoke. So go ahead, crack it open!
LCBO #405886 (750 mL bottle)
Terrestrial India Brown Ale
Terrestrial India Brown Ale
This unique hybrid beer strikes a beautiful balance of roasted malts and aromatic hops by bringing together the rich malt complexity of an English-style brown ale with 5 varieties of American-style hops: Chinook, Centennial, Cascade, Sorachi Ace, and Amarillo. Terrestrial India Brown is a dark mahogany brown in colour with a delightfully hoppy aroma, robust malt body, and a pronounced bitter finish.
LCBO #419028 (750 mL bottle)
Wellington 30th Anniversary Ale
Wellington 30th Anniversary Ale
This small-batch commemorative ale is a blend of two unique beers specially crafted to mark our 30th anniversary. We took a malt-forward ale brewed with elderberries and aged it for 3 months in Kentucky bourbon barrels. Over time this traditional English style ale develops oak and smoky vanilla notes that complement the rich malt flavours of dark fruit and raisin. We then blended this barrel-aged beer with a dry-hopped imperial golden ale infused with heather tips. This imperial golden ale contributes floral and aromatic hop flavours to create a captivating and unique beer. Cheers to thirty years!
LCBO #436972 (750 mL bottle)
Wellington Arkell Best Bitter
Wellington Arkell Best Bitter
First brewed in 1985, Wellington Arkell Best Bitter is an amber session ale with a mild, caramel malt body and a subtle hop aftertaste. With only 4% alcohol by volume, Arkell Best Bitter is an incredibly flavourful light beer that is easy to enjoy. This well-balanced bitter is the perfect session ale for any occasion.
LCBO #257345 (473 mL can)
Wellington County Dark Ale
Wellington County Dark Ale
Wellington Brewery's most celebrated beer is a rich, dark ale that is handcrafted to deliver exceptional smoothness and balance. Modelled after a traditional English brown ale, County Dark Ale uses roasted malts and English hops to create a beer of timeless distinction.
LCBO #65011 (473 mL can)
Wellington Imperial Russian Stout
Wellington Imperial Russian Stout
Full bodied and complex, Imperial Russian Stout is one of the boldest beers brewed in Ontario. With an inviting aroma of dark chocolate and coffee, Imperial Russian Stout has a smooth, full bodied flavour patterned after the highly fortified stouts that were exported from the U.K. to Russia in the 1800's.
LCBO #296269 (473 mL can)
Wellington Iron Duke Strong Ale
Wellington Iron Duke Strong Ale
With the character of barley wine, Iron Duke is dark burgundy in colour with an enticing aroma of rich malt, chocolate and fruity notes. This complex ale has a smooth full-bodied flavour and is an excellent dessert beer.
Wellington Special Pale Ale
Wellington Special Pale Ale
Our most popular beer is a refreshingly smooth pale ale that is deep gold in colour and notably full of flavour. With a balance of malt and hops that is patterned after traditional British pale ales, S.P.A. has an aroma of caramel and toasted grain followed by a delicate hop aftertaste.
LCBO #687103 (6 x 341 mL bottle)
LCBO #190439 (473 mL can)
Wellington Trailhead Lager
Wellington Trailhead Lager
Trailhead is a Vienna-style lager which is characterized by a careful balance of malt sweetness and clean, crisp hop bitterness. Brewed using 100% Canadian two row pale barley malt, this refreshing lager is the perfect beer for any occasion.
Welly Pub Pack
Welly Pub Pack
This mixed pack includes four 473mL tall cans of Wellington's award-winning ales: Special Pale Ale, Imperial Russian Stout, County Dark Ale, and Arkell Best Bitter. It's the perfect sampler pack with something for every taste. Cheers!
LCBO #315846 (473 mL can)

Tour Hours

Please call ahead for tours.
Free on Saturdays from 1-4pm or
$10/person by appointment
Saturdays 1-4pm or by appointment

For Private Group Samplings please call ahead for an appointment.

Wellington Brewery

Day Trip #1

Visit the brewery for a guided sampling from 1-4pm then head downtown to the Woolwich Arrow for dinner at one of Guelph's best craft beer bars. Call the Woolwich Arrow for reservations at (519) 836-2875


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.