We brew our beer using heirloom organic specialty grains grown and milled right here in the Ottawa Valley. It’s our way of producing a unique product that celebrates the best of our region.
Dominion City Brewing Co. produces three full-flavoured, always-available beers.
We aim to source as many of our ingredients as possible as close to home as possible. That means brewing our beer using heirloom organic specialty grains grown and milled right here in the Ottawa Valley. It’s our way of producing a unique product that celebrates the best of our region.
Town & Country Blonde Ale
Citrusy, rustic and bright.
With Town & Country, we set out to brew a refreshing, easy-drinking blonde ale with a little something extra. Like its namesake, this beer is about contrast, combining soft malty sweetness and biscuit notes with midly spicy and citrusy hop crispness.
Town & Country Blonde Ale is brewed using Ontario malted barley and we incorporate organic Red Fife wheat grown and malted in small batches a stone's throw from Ottawa.
Not so long ago, the pint in your hand said a lot about where you were. In the late 19th century, the Dominion of Canada was home to more than a thousand breweries, most of which were small and dedicated to serving their local communities. Brewers relied on ingredients they could source from nearby farmers, forging a strong urban/rural connection. The resulting styles and flavours emphasized a sense of place.
Town & Country Blonde Ale is our nod to this great brewing tradition. Cheers!
Two Flags IPA
Hoppy, burnt sugar and tropical fruit.
An assertively hoppy but well-balanced and highly drinkable India Pale Ale, Two Flags IPA pours a slightly hazy, copper with strong citrus and pineapple aroma. Flavours include burnt sugar, grapefruit and lingering resinous hop bitterness.
Two Flags is brewed with Ontario barley and organic Red Fife wheat grown and malted in small batches a stone's throw from Ottawa. Dominion City also works with local hop producers who are reinvigorating our province's lost and once-great hop-growing traditions.
Originally brewed for British servicemen in India during the Raj, India Pale Ale was a solution to a problem. Traditional ales would spoil on the long journey, so brewers introduced a new style with more hops than English beer drinkers were accustomed. In addition to acting as a natural preservative, the result was a deliciously refreshing beer, perfect for the warm Indian climate. Late 20th century craft brewers rediscovered the style, brewing IPAs with powerful American hop varieties that created exciting new flavours and aromas. Cheers!
Earl Grey Marmalade Saison
Tangy, floral and tart.
This is our reimagining of a rustic agrarian beer style from the French-speaking Wallonian region of southern Belgium. Brewed with fresh zested oranges and Bridgehead organic Earl Grey tea, Dominion City Earl Grey Marmalade Saison pours a distinctive rusty copper colour with a delicious bergamot aroma . Flavours include contrasting fruity, spicy and tart notes with phenolic and fruity esters complementing a dry, moderately bitter finish. It all adds up to one deliciously unique and refreshing pint!
Earl Grey Marmalade Saison is brewed with organic wheat grown and malted in small batches a stone's throw from Ottawa. Dominion City also works with local hop producers who are reinvigorating our province's lost and once-great hop-growing traditions.
Saison was an essential component for the harvest on pre-industrialized farms, which relied on back-breaking labour and many hands. With potable water often unavailable in far flung rural areas, Wallonian farmers turned to brewing Saison as a drinkable beverage to offer their seasonal workers, known as "les saisonniers," who essentially survived on this easy drinking beverage over the hot summer months. Cheers!
Ironwood Organics Farm
Located near Delta ON, Chris Wooding raises landrace organic grains and wheats and barleys which Dominion City uses in all three of our mainstay beers. Ironwood believes in a mixed farm model, pre-1950, along with organic agriculture practices which will provide a stable, sustainable farming model that enhances biodiversity, produces premium products, and minimizes ecological impact. Watch this short video to learn more about our partnership with Ironwood.
Experimentation. Bold flavours. Rediscovered styles. We started out as passionate home-brewers and it's that spirit that still inspires us. We regularly brew specialty batches to deliver new and compelling flavours to our customers and to keep pushing the boundaries of our craft. Our specialty beers were designed to deliver great flavours and fresh perspective. Cheers!
Sounds stodgy. Tastes bloody brilliant.
Earnscliffe ESB blends caramel and biscuit malt notes with mild earthy hop aroma. A rich, full-flavoured ale, this quintessential style is popular in traditional UK pubs. This beer is named for the residence of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald; now home to the British High Commissioner to Canada.
Oatis Pale Ale
Oatis is a pale ale brewed with an intemperate amount of oats (40 per cent to be exact.) It features an aggressive late-hopping schedule with excessive amounts of Mosaic, Citra and Mandarina Bavaria. The result is a juicy, smooth and highly crushable beer.
Julebryg - Winter Ale
Every year around the first snowfall, breweries across Denmark release a special Julebryg ("yule brew"), bringing people together in the coldest, darkest time of the year for something cozy and warming. At Dominion City, we're taking up the tradition by bringing this great Danish custom to Ottawa. Our own Julebryg features malted rye spiciness alongside fresh plum with hints of ginger, cardamom, pink peppercorn and orange zest. In other words, it tastes like Christmas in a bottle.
Beacon Ale - American Pale Ale
Beacon Ale is our tribute to the folks here in Beacon Hill; the same people who've given us so much support since we opened our doors in August 2014. Brewed with 100% Ontario-grown Galena hops, this snappy, refreshing beer is loaded with blood orange, papaya and floral hop aroma contributed by our province's unique growing conditions.
Named for the now dilapidated 150 year-old lighthouse whose rusty steel platform still stand today a mere 750 meters north of the brewery in the middle of the Ottawa River. Let this be the beer that guides you home to the friendly shores of Beacon Hill.
Picnic Blanket Raspberry Rhubarb Saison
Loaded with fresh Ontario grown rhubarb and pumped full of juicy raspberries, this farmhouse ale is tailor made for a warm day outside. Earthy, spicy, crisp and dry yeast notes complement tart rhubarb and raspberry character. This beer pours a pleasant deep pink with rose-coloured head. Extremely refreshing.
Paper Salesman American Pale Ale
Brewed in honour of our brewer's father, Don McJannett, a life-long paper salesman and the hardest working, straight up decent man. We designed this American pale ale to refresh after a hard day's work. Aggressively aroma hopped with Azacca, Galaxy and Mosaic hops, this beer reveals complex passion fruit, mango and peach hop character and a crisp, mild caramel maltiness.
Devil's Brigade Belgian-Style Golden Ale
True to style, this is a pale, golden Belgian-style ale with intense fruity, spicy aromas and subtle alcohol warmth. It comes complete with satanic reference (typical of traditional Belgian-style Golden Ales); in our case a homage to the 1st Special Service Force, commonly known as the Devil's Brigade, an elite Canadian-American commando unit formed during WWII. Despite its devilish high ABV, it is deceptively quaffable.
Le Hibou Black Witbier
Deceptively light and refreshing, this beer blends the characteristically tart, citrus and spicy esteriness of a Belgian Wit with notes of chocolate and light roasted coffee. Brewed using flaked certified organic Red Fife wheat from Ironwood Organics in Leeds County, about an hour south of Ottawa.
Boxing Hare Ruby Mild
Mild not meek.
For centuries, mild was the beer of the Welsh working class. Long before the style (and its strength!) all but disappeared in the early 20th century, it was known to be anything but timid. Boxing Hare Ruby Mild is our tribute to this traditional beer; full-flavoured and robust, it pours a deep garnet with luscious malt complexity.
Working Lunch Session American Pale Ale
Originally brewed for Ottawa Folk Festival, we set out to create a low-alcohol session ale that didn't compromise on flavour. Crisp and refreshing with a healthy dose of citrusy hops and a clean finish.
Rain Shadow New-Zealand Style I.P.A.
Loaded with overripe mango, tangerine and passionfruit hop notes, this New Zealand-style IPA is balanced against wildflower honey and subtle caramel malt character
Morningside Blonde Ale on Coffee Beans
Morningside is an American Blonde Ale brewed with citrusy Ontario-grown hops and complemented with distinctive Bridgehead whole coffee beans. The result is a clean, crisp but robust beer with massive citrusy/floral aroma and loaded with notes of grapefruit, black currant, and toasted coconut.
Provincial Single Farm I.P.A.
A single-farmed India Pale Ale brewed with Cascade and Chinook hops from a single farm. This classic take on a full-lavoured I.P.A. showcases massive orange and city fruit aroma with a clean, crips and mildly spicy grain character. To date we've brewed two versions, one featuring Ontario-grown hops from Lot 17 Hop Yard in Campbellford, ON and a second featuring hops from Houblonniere Lupuline in Isle-aux-Allumettes, QC.
A traditional Franco-Belgian farmhouse ale, Seigneurial Saison is brewed with 100% Ontario-grown Nugget hops that impart a refreshing earthy spiciness. Cheers!
Dominion City has a mission to drive a connection with the people and the land who make our product possible. Our Terroir Series is a line up of single or limited batch runs with a central, locally-sourced ingredient. Fresh-roasted pumpkins from Manotick, Ontario-grown hops, Ottawa Valley-grown oats and landrace grains. There's a lot to celebrate right here in town and our Terroir Series beers were born from the idea that Ottawa's producers create world class ingredients that contribute unique and compelling flavours to our beers.
Land Is Strong Wet-Hopped Belgian IPA
Loaded with fresh-picked, never-dried Cascade hop flowers from the vines of a family-run hop farm near Campbellford, ON; this beer balances banana and clove Belgian character against sticky, malty goodness. It's topped with earthy hop aroma, made possible by the dedicated hands that picked and delivered the cones from farm to kettle on the same day.
Galloping Hessian Pumpkin Brown Ale
Rich and seasonal.
Named for the headless horseman who would crawl from his grave and strike fear into the hearts of the townspeople of Sleepy Hollow, this beer pours a dark reddish brown and features rich nutty flavours balanced against notes of dried fruit, roasted local pumpkin and baking spice.
Lost Train Oatmeal Stout
Rich and roasty.
Named for Ottawa's fabled beer train, rumoured to be buried somewhere beneath Lebreton Flats at the former site of Canadian beer baron E.P. Taylor's Bradings Brewery, Lost Train is full-bodied with notes of rich chocolate, roasted coffee and dark grains. Ottawa-grown organic oats contribute a delicious silky smoothness.
Honey Bear & Friends Granola Porter
Brewed with honey from Radical Homestead, a local apiary in Blackburn Harmlet, this traditional Porter is the fourth instalment in the Dominion City Terroir Series, a line up of single-batch beers built around a central, locally-sourced ingredient. Loaded with oats grown and rolled a stone's throw from Ottawa and intense biscuity malt, flavours include, toasted grain, malted milk, chocolate and medium bodied coffee complemented by a subtle earthy honey character.