The historical building housing Old Flame Brewing Co. was originally built in 1874, and began as the Ontario Carriage Works. It was here where horse-drawn carriages were manufactured locally in the late 19th century. The building also served as a wood shop and blacksmith’s forge during this time. Beginning in the early 1900s, the building changed hands and uses several times. It became home to a Massey-Harris dealership, a shoe factory, a lumber yard, a farm equipment supplier, and a textile factory, before converting to its most recent use as Port Perry’s LCBO, in 1976.
Old Flame moved in September 2013 and became dedicated to telling and preserving the building’s rich history. Renovations took 11 months to bring the building back to its original grandeur, and the doors to the brewery finally opened.
Uncovering the past
During the painstaking revitalization to restore the building to its grand former self the original post and beam structure was uncovered, along with century-old brick and burnt timber from a historical blaze. Repurposed industrial equipment, salvaged local ‘pickings’ and signs of yesteryear furnish our tasting room, giving our brewery a warm character that is worth remembering.
Almost all the picturesque decor in our tasting room has a story. It has become a museum of Port Perry antiques, keeping the rich history of our town alive. This carefully curated atmosphere is paralleled only by the quality and taste of our traditional handcrafted lagers and specialty beers. Here at Old Flame we believe in drinking to remember instead of drinking to forget.
The brewery originally started with our signature lagers; Blonde, Red and Brunette. We have since have brewed a wide variety of unique styles and flavours that vary from season to season.
The Tasting Room
With beautiful rustic and eclectic décor, our tasting room is full of character. It has been lovingly restored to its former glory, with majority of the décor tying into the building’s history. We have a beer garden built between the tasting room and production facility, complete with an outdoor bar in the pergola. There is live music every Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm and a variety of exciting events happening monthly. Visit the News and Events page for a list of upcoming events.
Join us for a tasting or to fill up your growlers with an award-winning craft beer. Every visit to our brewery is a captivating experience and are we confident you will find an Old Flame craft beer that is truly worth remembering.
Our 4000 sq ft brewery is currently stocked with over fifteen fermenters of many different sizes, three bright tanks, and a pilot system. We built an addition to our brewery in May 2018 which now houses our packaging facility with a canning line, a bottling machine and a lab. All of our beer is brewed on site!
To book a tour of the brewery, visit the Booking page! We tell you about the history of the building and take you into the production facility to give you an introduction to the brewing process.
Events at the Brewery
At Old Flame Brewing Company we love to host a variety of events throughout the year. See the video below from our inaugural Fall Food Fest!
Book a Tour
Our tours are free of charge and typically run about 30 to 45 minutes in length. We will take you through the rich history of the building, how Old Flame came to be, and then give you an introduction to the brewing process. Our tours run at 12 pm, 2 pm and 4 pm. Please call ahead to book your tour!
Book the Tasting Room
Our tasting room can accommodate groups of 20 to 120. Our space is ideal for celebrations, networking events, exhibitions, live musical performances, media launches, speaker events, meetings, fundraisers, workshops, and wedding receptions.
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135 Perry Street
Port Perry, ON
Tuesday - Thursday
10am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday
10am - 11pm
Sunday & Monday
10am - 6pm
OPEN on all Holiday Mondays!
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