Fully independent and family-run, Anderson Craft Ales takes pride in crafting small batch, handcrafted, premium beers without compromise. Under the rigourous watch of Brewmaster Gavin Anderson (bottom, second from the left) and his crew, and reliance on Canadian-grown barley, North American hops, crisp clean water and yeast, comes top-quality award-winning beer.
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.
A locally-sourced and thoughtfully curated menu is served out of the new in-house kitchen by a team of local chefs, known as EatOA! Think Smoked Beef Tacos with peppercorn gravy, sauteed mushrooms, crispy onions and blue cheese crema, or “Hungary Butcher” Bratwurst simmered in Autumn Ale with a warm potato salad, sauerkraut and beer mustard. Hint: check the social media channels for kitchen hours and specials.
The brewery is a strong community force and recently celebrated its third year of business. The team believes in maintaining a family-friendly environment and loves the social aspect of the craft beer community. Check out the hugely popular year-round Run Club and the taproom events calendar.
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.”
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.
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.
1030 Elias Street (East of Dorinda)
WED–SAT 11 am–9 pm
SUNDAY 12 noon–5 pm
Family Owned & Operated
Retail Store with Fun Swag and Growlers & Cans To Go
Beer Flights and Tours Available
Friendly Bar & Indoor Seating
Group-Friendly Social Space overlooking the brewery