Brews & Views: Ottawa Brewery Guide

 

Pair Your Beer with the Nearest Hike

 Evergreen Craft Ales Kanata Brewery Patio


I have partnered with two fellow hike and beer enthusiasts; Victoria from Girl Gone Good, and Carolyn of Wander Ramble Roam, to compile an extensive list, matching breweries to their closest nature hike. CLICK HERE for the full list of breweries and hikes, in Ottawa and beyond.
 
For details and more information of those brews and views within Ottawa, read on. Scroll down from Ottawa West to East.

 

 

Ridge Rock Brewing

421 Donald B. Munro Dr, Carp

Nearby Hike: Crazy Horse Trail

Atmosphere: Spacious historical building, with many antiques and local treasures from Carp which create a down-to-earth, unique feel. A crisp, clean finish just like their American Pale Ale.  

Patio: Wooden picnic tables with room at each table. Open late Friday & Saturday.

Food: A full menu of mainly pub-style food, appropriate to go for dinner. Offering takeout.

 

Brew Revolution

6081 Hazeldean Rd, Stittsville

Nearby Hike: South Highlands Conservation Forest

Atmosphere: Spacious and clean with just a hint of their old grunge, this brewery is starting to feel like a neighbourhood stop.

Patio: The new patio extends out front of the brewery. Complete with umbrellas and some Adirondack chairs.

Food: Hot apps and bites available.

Brew Revolution Ottawa Brewery

 

Evergreen Craft Ales

21-767 Silver Seven Rd, Ottawa

Nearby Hike: South Highlands Conservation Forest

Atmosphere: Recently moved to Kanata from their start in a garage! Spacious and bright location.

Patio: Yes – beautiful wooden patio deck in the back, with new furniture and umbrellas.

Food: Grab some simple BBQ or snacks & dips.

  

Covered Bridge Brewing

119 Iber Rd #6, Stittsville

Nearby Hike:  South Highlands Conservation Forest

Atmosphere: Simple space with wooden community bar tables and board games available.

Patio: A patio has been extended into the parking lot. Open until 6pm Thurs - Sun.

Food: Food trucks are often invited and served at the brewery. Changes frequently so check first.

 

Small Pony Barrel Works

101 Schneider Rd, Kanata

Nearby Hike: Shirley's Bay

Atmosphere: Rustic and open concept, they take the ‘barrel’ in the name to the next level. Note, sour beers only!

Patio: Open Tuesday – Sunday, new patio extension out front.

Food: Not at the brewery itself, but you’re able to bring something from the bakery next door.

 

Big Rig Brewery

103 Schneider Rd, Kanata

Nearby Hike: Phiney Forest

Atmosphere: Big Rig is no longer a small craft brewery and is in fact Ottawa’s largest, with 3 locations. It is a well-known establishment in the capital, with a casual pub-restaurant feel.

Patio: Yes – A larger patio has been extended into the parking lot area.

Food: Bar bites and snacks (full menu at their kitchen locations).

 

Kichesippi Beer Co.

2265 Robertson Rd, Nepean

Nearby Hike: Stony Swamp - Lime Kiln Trail

Atmosphere: Their location in Bells Corners was previously a car dealership, and has spacious taproom with a long bar.

Patio: Sizeable patio with wooden picnic tables. Indoor taproom also open.

Food: Ad Mare and Walking Tacos food trucks on site.

Kichesippi Brewing Co Bells Corners Brewery

 

Conspiracy Theory Brewing Co.

2172 Robertson Rd, Nepean

Nearby Hike: Stony Swamp - Jack Pine Trail

Atmosphere: New location with a spacious open concept dining hall. Note, they also make and sell their own coffee grounds.

Patio: No patio, working on proper spacing at their new location to account for distancing.

Food: Not currently (brewery only open for delivery & curbside pick up).

 

Whiprsnapr Brewing Co.

14 Bexley Pl, Nepean

Nearby Hike: Phiney Forest

Atmosphere: Simple, edgy look and all the creative seasonal beers you could ask for. It has a relaxed environment, almost hidden in the back of a parking lot.

Patio: Yes, the ‘palletio’ has been recently opened with new umbrellas. 

Food: Menu available by their neighbour Ishina Indian Cuisine, and all payable on one bill! New beer every Friday. 

 

Nita Beer Co.

190 Colonnade Rd #17, Nepean

Nearby Hike: Chapman Mills Conservation Area

Atmosphere: Laid back and rustic with wooden accents.

Patio: Yes, modest sized patio created out front. Open until 5pm.

Food: No food but they make their own kombucha too.

 

Overflow Brewing Co.

2477 Kaladar Ave, Ottawa

Nearby Hike: Stony Swamp - Old Quarry Trail

Atmosphere: Modern, industrial style tap room with wrap around bar and large garage door window.

Patio: Yes – extended patio out front, with sun umbrellas. Open until 9pm.

Food: Partnered with Meatings BBQ, different specials daily.

 

Tooth & Nail Brewery

3 Irving Ave, Ottawa 

Nearby Hike: Pine Grove Trail

Atmosphere: A smaller brewing company, it has a playful yet intimate vibe. Full shelf of board games you can play while you drink.

Patio: Yes –the main patio is covered, with an extension around the front.

Food: Typically have a menu with apps and sandwiches, but their kitchen has not yet reopened.

 Tooth and Nail Brewery Hintonburg

 

Vimy Brewing Co.

1 - 145 Loretta Ave N, Ottawa

Nearby Hike: Hogs Back Park

Atmosphere: Casual, playful atmosphere, full of Canadian pride. It feels like a private legion has welcomed you.

Patio: Yes – new picnic tables and umbrellas out front on a grassy lawn. Open until 7pm during the week, 3pm on weekends.

Food: None, but located near some tasty restaurants.

 

Beyond the Pale Brewing

250 City Centre Ave Bay 106, Ottawa

 Nearby Hike: Phiney Forest

Atmosphere: A spacious brewery which typically hosts unique events. They have a long bar and different sized tables.

Patio: Yes – The patio extension has full tables, with their signature white fence surrounding.

Food: BTP has a full menu with Southern inspired BBQ dishes.

                   

Spark Beer

702 Somerset St W, Ottawa

Nearby Hike: Pine Grove Trail

Atmosphere: Modern, intimate feel – you can tell it’s been renovated!

Patio: Yes – a small patio has been created out front as well as one out back.

Food: Not currently but it’s in the heart of Chinatown.

Spark Beer Chinatown Ottawa Brewery

 

Flora Hall Brewing

37 Flora St, Ottawa

Nearby Hike: Stony Swamp - Lime Kiln Trail

Atmosphere: Open concept space with some community style tables and a lively atmosphere. 

Patio: Yes – recently added patio space.

Food: Various sandwiches, salads and even picnic baskets at Flora Hall. Takeout available.

 

Waller Street Brewing

14 Waller St, Ottawa

Nearby Hike: Stony Swamp - Jack Pine Trail

Atmosphere: Cozy and historic feel, nestled in the basement of a stone building.

Patio: Deck patio with brick wall accent and twinkle lights.

Food: Not on site, but you’re welcome to bring your own!

 

Lowertown Brewery

73 York St, Ottawa

Nearby Hike: Stony Swamp - Sarsaparilla Trail

Atmosphere: Spacious, lively and casual, located in the Byward Market.

Patio: Always a good-sized patio out front.

Food:  Menu deals differ throughout the week, a variation of your typical pub food.

 

 

Mill Street Brewery

555 Wellington St, Ottawa

Nearby Hike: Pioneer Trail

Atmosphere: No longer technically a ‘craft brewery’, a larger space with a pub/restaurant feel.

Patio: Beautiful space in a historical mill along the Ottawa River. 

Food: Full menu with a variety of meal options.  

 

Bicycle Craft Brewery

850 Industrial Ave #12, Ottawa

Nearby Hike: Green's Creek Trail 

Atmosphere: Simple, clean look with bicycle accents and industrial lighting.

Patio: None. Open for curbside pick-up. 

Food: Local snacks, or have food delivered from another spot.

 

Savage Brewing Co.

1151 Ogilvie Rd, Gloucester

Nearby Hike: Mer Bleu Conservation Area 

Atmosphere: Small batch brewery located within Gracie’s Brew Pub & Music Hall.

Patio: No patio, can grab beer to go.

Food: Complete pub style menu at Gracie’s.

 

Dominion City Brewing Co.

5510 Canotek Rd Unit 15, Gloucester

Nearby Hike: Dewberry Trail

Atmosphere: Rustic Canadian vibe, with wooden tables and an outdoor patio next to a park.

Patio: Yes, but currently still closed. Beer pickups and deliveries only. 

Food: Changing menu with different specials available.

 

Orleans Brewing Co.

4380 Innes Rd, Orléans

Nearby Hike: Dewberry Trail

Atmosphere: Modern renovated building with rustic and wooden accents. 

Patio: Substantial covered patio, open until 9pm or 10pm on weekends. 

Food: Their own menu full of bites, flatbreads and mains. 

 

Stray Dog Brewing Co.

501 Lacolle Way Unit 4, Orléans

Nearby Hike: Humantics Sanctuary And Sculpture Park 

Atmosphere: Classic and clean rustic feel with wooden tables and bar. Very dog friendly!

Patio: New distanced patio created into the parking lot. Open until 8pm Friday & Saturday. 

Food: None at the brewery, but they encourage ordering from Bistro L'Entre-Deux next door.

 

Broadhead Brewing Co.

1680 Vimont Ct Unit 106, Orléans

Nearby Hike: Chutes de Plaisance

Atmosphere: Clean industrial building, with a blue collar, built-it-myself attitude.

Patio: Grassy patio extended alongside the building. Open until 8pm weekends.

Food: None currently, but it's in the works. 

 

For a hiking guide to Chutes de Plaisance, CLICK HERE.

 

 

* Please note that with current Covid-19 concerns, the status of a restaurant or brewery is changing more than usual. Always check online beforehand if a location is open. Hours may be different than pre-pandemic.* 

3 comments

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    Great List and Review
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  • You forgot the most popular hike in Calabogie: Eagle’s Nest! Less than an hour from Ottawa and 10 minutes from the Calabogie Brewing Co on the Madawaska River rapids. Cheers!

    Chuck Rigelhof
  • What an excellent post! I love that you’ve included patio and atmosphere information as well. This will be so helpful as we look for ways to support local business. Cheers!!

    Carolyn

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