Who Are We

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Welcome!

A Family Owned Farm

As young twenty-somethings, we always knew we wanted to do something with the family farm. Although our education and eventual careers took us in other directions, our initial inclination was never very far away. In 2010, we bought half of our family's farm and decided to start growing hops. It was from here that our dream to one day own an estate brewery started to evolve.

Since then, we've gleaned some knowledge, accomplished some goals, and constructed a sound idea of what we wanted our business to look like. We've built a kick-ass brewery in one of two incredible turn-of-the-century barns. In the other, we've created a beautiful space, with an adjacent outdoor patio, for guests to lounge, imbibe, and nibble all day long.

Did You Know?

A Few Quick Stats

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5* Google Reviews
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Community & Industry

Recognition

2023

Gold – Ontario Brewing Awards – Belgian Ale category for ‘En Garde! – Biere de Garde

Sustainable Tourism Certified Silver Business – granted by Green Step Solutions

2022

Amazing Places Designation – granted by Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation

Ontario Tourism Resiliency Award – granted by Tourism Industry Association of Ontario – Sustainability in Beverage Category 

Green Leader Award – granted by Green Economy London – Green Project Implementation 

Ontario Living Wage Employer – Certified by the Ontario Living Wage Network

2021

Bronze – Ontario Brewing Awards – Amber & Brown American Beer Category for ‘Wedgie Delight’

2020

Entrepreneur of the Year – granted by Norfolk County – Tourism & Economic Development

2019

Sustainable Tourism Ambassador Award – granted by Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation

Community & Industry

Recognition

2022

Amazing Places Designation
– granted by Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation


Ontario Tourism Resiliency Award 
– granted by Tourism Industry Association of Ontario – Sustainability in Beverage Category 


Green Leader Award
– granted by Green Economy London – Green Project Implementation 


Ontario Living Wage Employer
– Certified by the Ontario Living Wage Network

2021

Bronze
– Ontario Brewing Awards – Amber & Brown American Beer Category for ‘Wedgie Delight’

2020

Entrepreneur of the Year
– granted by Norfolk County – Tourism & Economic Development

2019

Sustainable Tourism Ambassador Award
– granted by Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation

Our Staff

The Charlotteville Team

Alex DeWolfe

Busser/Dishwasher

Caity Ferrar

Taproom Associate / Events Coordinator

Stephanie Adema

Taproom Associate / Retail Coordinator

Sarah Henry

Taproom Supervisor / Licensee Sales

Holly Schell

Brewster

Leah Gibson

Taproom Associate / Prep Cook

Melanie Doerksen

Kitchen Help

Tim Wilson

Eye Candy
We Pay

A Living Wage

Living Wage Employers are responsible employers who care about their employees and the community in which they live and work. They recognize that paying a living wage constitutes a critical investment in the long-term prosperity of the economy by fostering a dedicate, skilled and healthy workforce.

From a ‘beverage sector’ perspective, we are proud to be included amongst the 14 Ontario craft breweries involved with the Ontario Living Wage Network. There are, however, over 725 different businesses throughout the province committed to paying a living wage; which in Norfolk County, is $20.35/hour.

A living wage is not the same as the minimum wage, which is the legislated minimum all employers must pay and is set by the provincial government. The living wage reflects what people need to earn to cover the actual costs of living in their community. Living wage employers voluntarily decide to pay a living wage and maintain their certification as new rates are calculated for their area on a yearly basis.

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Food for thought...

Our Manifesto for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The farm surrounding Charlotteville Brewing Company is organic in its activities and practices.  The forests surrounding the farm is natural and defies simple definition, as it’s a complex ecosystem of organisms synergistically thriving at different times during the year.  Nothing coming to our land is poisonous, toxic, or threatening to the environment or the people using it. 

Putting this philosophy into practice, Melanie, Tim, nor any of the Charlotteville Team will differentiate people based on artificial lines.  We will not make decisions using personality, skin tone, religious or spiritual tendencies, differing cognitive or physical abilities, sexual or gender orientations, or ethnic heritages as inputs.  We are humans, working with humans, serving humans.  Instead, we base decisions of business on minimizing negative environmental impact, and maximizing the personal growth of our customers, our employees, and ourselves.

Our goal is to always tread lightly.  Respect everyone who walks in the door and celebrate the diversity that surrounds us everyday. 

Our Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge Indigenous peoples as the original caretakers of the land and waterways on which we live. We also acknowledge that we are located on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississauga’s of the Credit First Nation and the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize and respect both the written and oral history of the Indigenous nations that continue to inhabit this beautiful land that sustains us all.

We are commit to the teachings of the Two Row Wampum and the One Dish One Spoon Wampum; and our duty to reconcile, learn more and create safe spaces for Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives to meet and discuss the issues that matter to everyone. We are committed to the continuous process of the dismantling of colonial approaches and supporting the diversity of Indigenous practices and cultural expression.

Testimonials

What Guests Are Saying...

The friendly staff and owner, make the experience that much better. The food and beverages are awesome too!

GARY FREELEN

May 2024

We looooove this place. Excellent food, fantastic service, great ambiance.

SONIA DUCASSE

March 2024

Such a fun and inviting place to spend time and meet people.

SUSAN SANDIG

October 2023

The Montreal sandwich was worth the visit!! As was the Wet’n Wild Sour!!

DEREK HAMMOND

December 2023

Perfect fall day to enjoy Charlotteville Brewery! Busy afternoon; service, food and beer were fantastic!

HEATHER ZUSKAN

October 2022

Great relaxing place to spend time at. Good beer and good food. Thanks for a great afternoon!

GORD

August 2022

Very friendly staff, great atmosphere and awesome way to end the week. Love that they are dog friendly.

NADINE

May 2022

Fantastico!  Great evening… Fantastic beer.  Loved the nitro!!

ANTHONY CATANIA

December 2021

Such a nice property and picked a perfect quiet time to visit and enjoy the farm. Lovely beer too!

ERIN MAXIM

September 2021

Good prices. Friendly staff. Quick service. Looking forward to returning.

JESSICA KOWALIK

June 2021
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