Brewed by the Bay
Long ago the property was occupied by one of the largest train stations in northern Ontario. Later, it was a fuel oil storage depot. The property had been vacant for almost 20 years and testing confirmed it was contaminated with hydrocarbons. After the purchase of the property a full site evaluation and cleanup was undertaken. We decided early on that cleaning up the site was the right thing to do. It is an incredible location with a unique view and we are fortunate to have an opportunity to have built a brewery here!
The 4000 sq. ft facility opened July 1, 2018 and includes a taproom serving year round beer offerings brewed on site as well as other seasonal special beers throughout the year. We have a full kitchen inside serving up a small, but delicious menu of food that pairs perfectly with our beer. The open concept design connects the brew house area on one end through our taproom/retail area, out onto our waterfront patio on the other end. In the spring of 2019 we added a riverside Biergarten that doubled our total seating and gets you even closer to the water.
The Trestle Team
We have an incredible team of 25 year round staff that keep us on the rails. In the summer months, we have another 25 staff that join us to help us through the busiest part of the year!
Chris & Dave
A lot of water has flowed under the Trestle since they first met in university 20+ years ago. They both had long hair and enjoyed imported beer on long canoe trips into Algonquin Park, out on Georgian Bay and other northern paddling destinations.
After careers in their respective industries, they decided to change it up and build Trestle Brewing Company in the town they love with a small is beautiful mindset.
Now, when they get together in the great outdoors, they are unwavering consumers of Ontario craft beer.
We are proud to have Matt Lyons on board as our Head Brewer. A graduate of the Niagara College Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program, Matt spent four years brewing in Victoria, BC, before moving to Parry Sound in June of 2017 with his family. Matt has been loving the small town lifestyle ever since and Brewing by the Bay!