The story of Lock Street Brewing Company starts in 1824 when the ‘game changers’ of the time started work on the first Welland Canal. People with vision and the ability to bring stakeholders and community members together for the greater good created a new form of network. The Welland Canal not only connected people and commerce, but created new and transformational views: ideas to build a better future.
The first three canals were built through Port Dalhousie, and in 1845 Lock One was opened, setting the stage for the Wellington Hotel where we reside today. By the 1850’s leaders and game changers were enjoying fresh lager at 15 Lock Street.
Lock Street Brewing Company is ready to offer a ‘new normal’ of quality and experience, with a community and family-oriented craft brewery. Lock Street is about Time, and embracing it with the people most important to you.
At Lock Street we take our time, so you can enjoy yours.
OUR BREWING PROCESS
At Lock Street Brewing Company, we follow the German Purity Law of reinheitsgebot (rine-heights-gah-boat), which emphasizes only four ingredients shall be used for the brewing of beer:
We try to adhere to this rule for all beer brewed in our facility. If a particular beer does require an additional ingredient, we make sure that it is 100% organic and locally sourced from Niagara. There are no additives to speed up any aspect of the brewing process, and all brewing goes unfiltered. Any brew can spend between one to eight weeks in a fermenter before it is on tap or packaged. We pride ourselves on our philosophy “We take our time, so you can enjoy yours”, meaning we take our time perfecting every brew before you take your time to enjoy it.