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ANDERSON CRAFT ALES: Ask for Anderson

The Editors
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Fully independent and family-run, Anderson Craft Ales takes pride in crafting small batch, handcrafted, premium beers without compromise. Under Brewmaster Gavin Anderson (centre) and his crew’s rigourous watch, and reliance on Canadian-grown barley, North American hops, crisp clean water and yeast, comes top-quality award-winning beer.

The Scene

The Anderson Family

Located in London’s Old East Village, Anderson has warmed an industrial building with a friendly bar and retail space, a social space and game area on the second floor that overlooks the gleaming tanks and brewing process, and an inviting seasonal patio. Food trucks visit on Friday nights, or they host a restaurant pop-up, so that you can get your munch on! The brewery is already a strong community force and recently celebrated its second year of business. “We love the social aspect of drinking and appreciating craft beer,” says Aynsley Anderson. “It is important to us to maintain a family-friendly environment, and encourage people to come and meet friends, family or work colleagues in a setting where they can have a beer, but also just relax and socialize.”

Growlers & Howlers

Highlights

Anderson IPA (pleasantly hoppy, stronger) and Anderson Amber (ruby red, maltier, lighter) were the first two beers launched, and quickly established a following. Cream Ale (straw-coloured, unfiltered), Brown (toasty, chocolate and espresso notes), Stout (coffee and chocolate notes, stronger) and a quarterly seasonal (Winter was a spiced ale, Spring was a dark lager, Summer a session IPA and Autumn a märzen) round out a core of six flagship beers. A 2017 expansion to the Anderson draft system allowed them to have seven beers on tap plus a dedicated nitro line.

Award-Winning Beers

You can find Anderson Craft Ales at the Beer Store and LCBO in cans, and on tap at an ever-growing number of bars and restaurants.

Craft Brewery

1030 Elias Street (East of Dorinda)
548-888-ALES (2537)

HOURS:
WED–SAT 11 am–9 pm
SUNDAY 12 noon–5 pm

andersoncraftales.ca  

Family Owned & Operated
Retail Store with Fun Swag and Growlers & Cans To Go
Beer Flights and Tours Available
Friendly Bar & Indoor Seating
Seasonal Patio
Group-Friendly Social Space overlooking the brewery

Friendly Bar/Retail

 

Second Floor Brewery View

 

A Quality Canadian-Built Brewery

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