About Us Draft
Our desire to build this brewery was always about much more than beer. Our vision is to establish a community hub that helps push our region towards an even brighter future. To create a memorable taste of place through the interception of exceptional beer, food, community and ambience. To show love for our fellow human beings by creating world class products and meaningful shared experiences.
We brew beer that we love to drink. Our inspiration comes from the classics, the traditional techniques, the brewers that are pushing the limits, and our local environment. With pure Georgian Bay water as their base, we brew a number of styles that change with the seasons and some that we keep around permently.
The philosophy with our food is to provide you with a taste of place that demonstrates our Northern Ontario roots. Our food is unlike anything else you'll find around here. A small menu of gastropub-style comfort food & small plates that changes seasonally. One thing stays the same, everything is made from scratch using locally sourced ingredients and our beer wherever possible. Our restaurant is proudly FEAST ON® certified by the Ontario Culinary Alliance meaning that we are committed to developing Ontario’s culinary identity by sourcing and showcasing products of Ontario. We’re proud to work with a variety of incredible local suppliers.
Trestle Brewing was founded in 2015 by two best friends and our families. A lot of water has flowed under the Trestle since we first met in university 20+ years ago. We both had long hair and enjoyed imported beer on long canoe trips into Algonquin Park, out on Georgian Bay and other northern paddling destinations. Over time, our tastes shifted and we became unwavering consumers of Ontario craft beer. After careers in our respective industries, we decided to change it up and build Trestle Brewing Company in the town that we love with a small is beautiful mindset.
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 prior to us purchasing it 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 build a brewery here in a sustainable manner. We are committed to being responsible stewards of this land, implementing procedures that minimize our environmental footprint, and doing our part to help us all realize a brighter future.