Factory. Speakeasy. 100 per cent community supported.
At Dominion City Brewing Co., we brew our beer in small batches and we take our time.
As Canada’s first Kickstarter-funded brewery, we also are excited to have a custom-built bottle shop and tasting room which was made possible because of the generosity of more than 273 backers contributing a total of $19, 617 last April.
Our tasting bar is handcrafted from reclaimed pine timber that spent more than a century at the bottom of the Ottawa River. Originally destined for England by way of the Saint Lawrence River during the height of Bytown’s status as a lumber town, the logs never completed their journey. Instead, they got stuck in the the riverbed where they rested in cold dark waters, protected from sunlight and oxygen, for more than a hundred years before being transformed into our bar. We partnered with Logs End, a local mill specializing in retrieving and transforming these pieces of our history into beautiful wood products.
The room itself is designed with barn board rescued from a decades-old barn in nearby Almonte, Ontario. There was no use for the barn anymore and the family that owned it figured it was best to tear it down. Through word of mouth, Logs End heard about the barn board and went on tour to reclaim the barn. All the planks were collected and found a new home, allowing the memory of the multi-generation family barn to live on today adding character and history to our brewery.