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OUR STORY

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Orillia, Couchiching Craft Brewing Co. stands as the quintessential destination for those seeking a rich craft experience unlike any other. Just steps from the shores of Lake Couchiching, we are your go-to destination for quality food, beer, events and more!

HISTORY

With roots extending back to the early 20th century, our building's history has played an important role in downtown Orillia.

Once home to local establishments such as

  • Blacksmith Blacker Joe (1880)

  • McKay and Co Woolen Mill (1888)

  • Holmes & Church Livery and Stables (1906)

  • H R J Holmes & Son Auto Dealers (1930)

  • York Trading Co LTD (1937)

  • Borden Co. LTD's Ice Cream Manufacturing (1942)

  • Askett Printing (1960) 

We are honoured to continue to provide downtown Orillia with quality products and services and recognize the history of the men and women who have stood before us. 

THE RENOVATION

In an extensive renovation spanning 2018-2020, our shareholders were on a mission to preserve the soul of this historic structure.

Some of the original brick walls stand proudly, whispering stories of days gone by. Many of our wooden table tops, bar siding, and hardwood floors are reincarnated from the sturdy elm wood that once graced the building's facade.

Wood, brick, and even graffiti from the early 1900s have been preserved to celebrate the growth and perseverance of the building and its people before us. 

Our commitment to preserving heritage is not merely architectural but extends to honouring and giving respect for the hard work and dedication of early downtown businesses. 

TODAY

Our cutting-edge production system allows us to brew both large and small-scale batches of award-winning craft beer.

The Taproom offers a full eat-in and bar experience which extends to our patio - one of the largest in Downtown Orillia. Red Seal Chef, Brandon, transforms local and fresh ingredients into delectable bites that pair perfectly with our selection of beer, wine, and cocktails.

 

As a passionate member of our community, we are proud to partner with many local organizations for special events and festivals as we enjoy promoting and celebrating all things Orillia!

We invite you to join us and make Couchiching Craft Brewing Co. your local destination for the finest craft experiences in Orillia!

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