Once upon a time breweries set up in the city’s core, or at least within the greenbelt. Lately, there’s been a smart trend to open breweries where people live rather than where they work: the ‘burbs!
Orléans Brewing Co. has joined the subrew’ban movement by officially opening in Ottawa’s east end. Join them this Saturday, May 11 from 1–11pm for a party with live music from local bands and DJ, covered outdoor patio with extra bar space and games. Plus ~10 taps of their in-house brews.
The brewery itself started out in 2017, contracting its brews locally and growing to 100 different LCBO locations plus restaurants. Now they have their own brewing space. They soft-opened their brewery on Innes Road in February and are making it official with a launch this weekend.
Behind the beers logo’d with a plaid-wearing buffalo are couple Célia and Yann Lemieux. Yann honed his skills as a homebrewer before taking things to the professional level. Brewmaster Adam March, who comes from the Niagara College brewmaster program, joined the team in 2018.
The new space offers a comfortable, hip vibe that transports visitors away from their big box neighbours to somewhere more intimate. The split level design gives the bar its proper showcase.
Congrats to the Brewing team for making the tough but successful transition from contract brewer to a bricks ‘n mortar brewpub!
The Orléans Brewing Co. grand opening party is at 4380 Innes Road (at Tenth Line) this Saturday May 11, 2019. RSVP on Facebook.