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-South River Ontario
Highlander Brewing Co. has grown out of their current facility located in South River Ontario. They are asking for assistance.

About three years ago, shortly after Highlander Brew Co. began production in South River, the new highway through Northern Ontario was rerouted past the village. During that time Highlander Brew Co has grown by distributing beer throughout Ontario. We have added a few fermenter tanks to the original brewery and have outgrown the small rented space we currently share with another local business.

However, the rest of the community has not grown. Rather than move away, we decided to stay in South River. With the support of the local and regional communities, Highlander will create a Destination Brewery that will encourage tourism in the area and provide a focal point for music, art and social events. Under the auspices of local Canadore College, the new brewery will also become a Brewery Technician School.

The village has secured funding for a new building to house our Destination Brewery. Now, with some help from you, we can complete the project. Please go to our Indiegogo Campaign Page and make your contribution!

Craftheads Brewery in Windsor is launching their much anticipated Growlers this Saturday April 25th.  Crafthead Brewery who recently opened their doors has been welcomed into the downtown area with much success and great reviews of their Beer.

Growlers are 64oz and will be poured fresh upon request

$12 Fills (+$5 refundable Growler deposit)

Aardvark Blonde and Jazzy “Blues” Berry Blonde Fills

Craft Heads Brewing is bringing back the “Aardvark” and “Blues” for one special night!

Live “Blues” Music by “South River Slims VooDuo” who played at the original “Aardvarks”

Live Music starts at Saturday April 25th, starts at 9

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Beaus Releases "Dunkel Buck" seasonal Wild Oat Series


For a limited engagement this spring, Beau’s Brewery is bringing back their first-ever Wild Oats Series beer released in the LCBO. Dunkel Buck, first brewed in 2011, is once again available in the province’s liquor stores – and unlike in 2011 when only a few hundred cases shipped to a total of 25 stores, Dunkel Buck will be available province-wide at LCBOs this spring.

The beer is a dunkel weizenbock, a strong, dark version of a traditional Bavarian wheat beer. The term “bock” indicates that is was brewed higher in alcohol than a standard interpretation of the weizen style. In a “dunkel” weizenbock the addition of a variety of darker malts produces a beer with rich amber and brown hues.

Beau’s has created more than 50 different beers so far for their Wild Oats Series, which is dedicated to exploring the bold flavours and exciting aromas of challenging styles of beer. Cloudy, dark and unfiltered, Dunkel Buck displays intriguing clove and banana aromas. The flavours follow, adding in a chocolate and mocha undercurrent. The beer finishes dry with a slightly tart spicyness, and the alcohol, at 6.8% ABV, is moderately warming.

Beau’s resident chef Bruce Wood advises pairing Dunkel Buck with fare such as curry-rubbed chicken wings on the BBQ with tamarind; ginger/dunkel dipping sauce; marmalade, mustard & clove-glazed smoked ham; and Glengarry Figaro or Chaource style cheeses; but he also adds that with its mocha, clove and banana flavours/aromas, Dunkel Buck has the distinction of being a great beer to pair with dessert. Chef Bruce’s signature recipe for “Dunkel Buck Banana Bread” is available online at

Fans of the bock beers of spring can look for Dunkel Buck at their local LCBO beginning this weekend, where a single-serve 600 ml bottle will sell for $7.95. Bottles are also available for purchase direct from the Beau’s Brewery in Vankleek Hill, ON, and in Ottawa through Beau’s beer home delivery service BYBO ( In addition the beer will be available on tap at a selection of craft-friendly restaurants and pubs throughout Ontario. A Québec release of Dunkel Buck is planned for spring as well, but an exact date has yet to be determined.