Elgin County Local Craft Beer

RAILWAY CITY BREWING Co.: Small Batch Brewed. Hand Crafted.

Written by The Editors

Established in 2008, the brewery takes its name from St. Thomas’ extensive railway history. Heritage is important to the town, and Railway City Brewing is proud to celebrate that through their beer names and by supporting cultural initiatives within the community.

The Scene

Railway City’s brewing operation features a 20-hectoliter system comprised of a kettle, mash tun, hot liquor tank, and a number of 10, 20 & 40HL fermentators and conditioning tanks. A welcoming taproom provides the perfect spot to grab a bite and try new releases and your favourites with other beer fans. A retail store offers the best selection of cold beer, including limited releases, as well as fun brewery swag such as T-shirts and glassware.


Railway City Brewing Co. has won numerous awards and medals turning Ontario-grown grains and hops into small-batch craft beers. After ten years in business, each offering is still crafted the same way, using only the finest ingredients, with no artificial adjuncts or preservatives, and never dulled through pasteurization. These uncompromising standards complement environmentally sustainable practices, such as dispensing refillable glass growlers and donating spent grains to local farmers for livestock feed. 

Besides popular brews such as Dead Elephant IPA (inspired by Jumbo the elephant, in turn inspiring the release of Double Dead Elephant every autumn, brewed with twice the hops), Crew Premium Lager, Juice Caboose Juicy IPA, Black Coal Stout and Honey Elixir, the company also concocts seasonal beers, such as Orange Creamsic Ale, Steampunk Mixed Berry Sour, and Cranberry Festive Lager. Watch for interesting one offs, including barrel-aged limited release brews. Ultimately, taste for yourself. Staff would love to show you around and demonstrate the brewing process. Samples are encouraged with every tour!

Craft Brewery, Tap Room & Retail Store

130 Edward Street, St. Thomas
(at Currah Road)

MON–WED 11 am–8 pm
THURS & FRI 11 am–9 pm
SATURDAY 11 am–8 pm
SUNDAY 11 am–6 pm


Small-batch Craft Brewing Since 2008
Retail Store with Growlers, Bottles & Cans to Go
Beer Flights and Tours Available
Welcoming Taproom

Indoor Seating & Seasonal Patio

Established in 2008


Seasonals & Limited Edition Beers


Brewery Tours & Tastings