Seasonal


 

Sunny and hot, sunscreen on, shorts and swimwear ready …It's summer and the green flag is up on our refreshing take on a Bavarian weizen wheat beer is brewed with a delicate combination of wheat malt and barley malt, filtered for clarity giving it a light golden hue. A light easy to drink, summery beer nicely balanced between sweet and dry.

Enjoy – The taste of the summer

 

At one time in England, before pales or stouts, Brown or running ales were the only commercially produced beer style. HogsBack’s Full Monty is tongue in cheekily named in honour of the recent exploits of Prince Harry in Las Vegas, Full Monty is a refreshing take on Britain’s original beer style brewed with lightly kilned malts giving it its signature brown colour and a light malty chocolate – somewhat nutty, caramelized flavor with sweet aroma and a slight bitter finish.

So rise to the occasion, head out to your favourite pub, and ask for the Full Monty

 


Sandy Hill Lounge

 

 

Events

Friday September 28th to Sunday September 30th, 2012

Oktoberfest Ottawa

Clarke Fields, Barrhaven

HogsBack is the Official Beer of Oktoberfest Ottawa

Enjoy 3 days of Food, Fun, Froth, Frauliens & more!

Click HERE for more info

 

Saturday September 15th,2012

Beach Soccer Tournament

Britannia Beach, Ottawa

HogsBack is the Official Beer of the Beach Soccer Tournament

Have some fun playing soccer on the beach for charity

Click HERE for more info

 

Friday August 17 to Sunday August 26th, 2012

Capital Pride

HogsBack is the Official Beer of Capital Pride

Click HERE for more info

 

Saturday August 18th, 2012 6pm – 10pm

Rideau Valley Roller Girls

Brewer Brouhaha Double Header

Brewer Arena – 210 Hopewell Ave, Ottawa

HogsBack is the Official Beer of the Rideau Valley Roller Girls 

Join us for a pint trackside – right by all the action!

Click HERE for info

 

Tuesday August 14th, 2012 9pm – 11pm

Rideau Valley Roller Girls presents the movie:

Derby Baby! A Story of Love, Addiction & Rink Rash

Mayfair Theatre 1074 Bank St (at Sunnyside)

Meet the members of RVRG teams, have a pint of HogsBack & watch the movie

Click HERE for more info

 

 

 

Sunday August 12th to Saturday August 18th, 2012

National Capital Craft Beer Week & Festival

Click HERE for more info

 

Saturday August 4th to Monday August 6th, 2012

Rideau Canal Festival

HogsBack is the Official beer of the Rideau Canal Festival

Join us for a pint at one of the many participating restaurants

or on the HogsBack patio at Dow's Lake or the Bytown Locks

Click HERE for more info

 

Saturday July 28th, 2012 1pm – 5pm

D & S BBQ 3rd Anniversary Party

6501 Russell Road, Carlsbad Springs

HogsBack will be there for the party – Hope to see you there

Click HERE for more info

 

Thursday July 26th to Sunday July 29th, 2012

Toronto Festival Of Beer

Come visit HogsBack at Booth # 55

Try our award winning Vintage Lager & our summer seasonal Sunofa Beach Kristal Wheat

Click HERE for more info

 

Saturday July 21st, 2012 6pm – 10pm

Rideau Valley Roller Girls

Barbara Ann Scott Arena – 2250 Tourquay Ave, Ottawa

Four-Wheel Fury Double Header

Click for info

 

Thursday July 19th, 2012 5pm – 7pm

HogsBack SUNOFA BEACH Kristal Wheat Launch Party

Sandy Hill Lounge & Grill – 321 Somerset Street East, Ottawa
Space is limited – get there early

Release party for the latest release in a series of Limited Edition seasonal beers – Sunofa Beach Kristal Wheat

 

Past Events

June 13, 2011 – 3 Cheers for the Rideau Valley Roller Girls! Join us at the 2 day Roller Derby tournament, June 18 -19 at Navan Memorial Arena.
http://rideauvalleyrollergirls.com/

June 13, 2011 – Father's Day "Show-n-Shine" at the Cheshire Cat Pub, Sunday June 19. Bring dad out to admire the vintage vehicles while enjoying a HogsBack Vintage Lager. Brunch seatings at 9 and 11am.
http://www.cheshirecatpub.com/

February 23, 2011 – Join us at the Bon Appetit Ottawa charity event May 3rd, 2011. Hogsback will be flowing.
http://www.bonappetitottawa.ca/index.htm

February 23, 2011 – We're sponsoring the Ottawa Humane Society's Furball. Support the Society and drink a Hogsback! Details here…
http://www.ottawahumane.ca/events/furball.cfm

October 25, 2010 – We will be at the Ottawa Food & Wine show Nov 5-7 where we will be serving beer and selling HogsBack glasses, t-shirts and hats. Drop by and say hello!
http://www.ottawawineandfoodshow.com/

August 26, 2010 – Put a face to the Hogsback! We're having 2 tasting sessions where you can come try the beer and meet the owners.
- Sep 4, 5pm at The Cheshire Cat, "Hog and Cob" event.
http://www.cheshirecatpub.com/

July 11, 2010 – We'll be a part of the Watson's Mill Beer Tasting Event
on July 16 in Manotick.
http://www.watsonsmill.com/Home.html

July 08, 2010 – Well be hosting our beer at Serendipity's in Merrickville for the Classic Cars Show on July 11. Come down and have a beer while viewing some awesome bodies…cars, that is.
http://www.merrickvillecarshow.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

General Information: Info@hogsback.ca
Ordering: orders@hogsback.ca

For any other concerns or comments, please contact:
Jerry at jerry@hogsback.ca or Call us: 613-986-BEER (2337)

Media Enquiries contact email

 


We Support

65 Roses Sports Club
Helping to support the fight against cystic fibrosis.

Rideau Valley Roller Girls
Not-for-profit Roller Derby league based Ottawa. They are a collective that is run by skaters for skaters with a focus on women in sport.

Canadian Tulip Festival
Celebrating its long 59 year heritage while continuing to foster its commitment to the city that has made it the largest Tulip showcase in the world.

Ottawa Humane Society
Providing immediate care for the animals under their roof and creating a better future for all of Ottawa's animals.

Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario
Assisting persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieving independence, self-reliance and full community participation.

Capital Pride
Ottawa's most colourful festival

News & Press

NEWS

 

 

 

 


PRESS

Sep 15, 2011 - "Hogsback Vintage Lager: A New Reason to Invade Canada"
 Read the full story HERE

May 24, 2011 – Jeff O'Reilly of Metro News writes about "Ottawa's Latest Lager (pdf)"
http://hogsback.ca/pdfs/Metrotable_pg29.pdf

April 27, 2011 – "Hogsback Brewing raises a glass to a good year"
http://www.emcbarrhaven.ca/home

March 2, 2011 – Carlton University writes about "Brewing in Bytown"
http://www.cusjc.ca/ottawainsight/?p=1535

February 28, 2011 – Beer blogger Chris Schryer gets cozy with Hogsback. Here's his take…
http://www.torontobeerblog.com/beer-review/vintage-lager-hogsback-brewing-co/

January 21, 2011 – LiVE 88.5 sips our Vintage Lager on air!
Hear the clip.
http://hogsback.ca/audio/HogsBack_On_Live885.mp3

January 21, 2011 – 'Hear' what Hogsback sounds like on LiVE 88.5
http://hogsback.ca/audio/HogsBack_On_Live885.mp3

December 1, 2010 – We're in The Ottawa Business Journal -
"Good times brewing for local beer companies"
http://www.obj.ca/Local/2010-11-29/article-2001470/Good-times-brewing-for-local-beer-companies/1

December 1, 2010 – We're in The Ottawa Business Journal -
"Good times brewing for local beer companies"
http://www.obj.ca/Local/2010-11-29/article-2001470/

November 4, 2010 – Greg Clow, notable Beer blogger, sits down with a six pack of Hogsback. Here's his take…http://www.beerbeatsbites.com/2010/10/19/beer-review-hogsback-vintage-lager/

November 4, 2010 – Greg Clow, notable Beer blogger, sits down with a six pack of Hogsback. Here's his take…
http://www.beerbeatsbites.com/2010/10/19/beer-review-hogsback-vintage-lager/

July 31, 2010 – We dropped in on the A-Channel's Morning show.
Watch the video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a18pQj16xFc

July 15, 2010 – "HogsBack Brewing Company quenches thirst for variety" The EMC Nepean/Barrhaven
http://www.emcbarrhaven.ca/home

July 1, 2010 – "Cheers to us!" The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Cheers/3223021/story.html

June10, 2010 – "Brand-new breweries 100-Mile Beer" The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Brand+breweries+Mile+Beer/3134154/story.html

APRIL 22, 2010 – Check out what Taps Magazine has to say about our
approach to brewing.
http://hogsback.ca/pdfs/TapsSpring-HogsBack3.pdf

April 22, 2010 – Check out what Taps Magazine has to say about our approach to brewing. Download PDF
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Brand+breweries+Mile+Beer/3134154/story.html

Our Story


It all started over a beer… No really!

We are a group of old friends who had worked together for many years, were having a beer in a brew pub and were tired from a hard day's work…no really! We looked around and saw the fun and enjoyment that the brew-pub patrons were experiencing and, frankly, the beer was great too. One of the guys said, "…you know, we could do this!" And so it began.

After several months of market research, beer tasting, financial assessments, brewpub visiting and several bottles of Aspirin, we decided that we could make a go of it…but what to call the brewery? In looking for a name, and since the beer would be craft brewed and local, we decided that we needed to find a name that represented the local region and was easily recognizable. One day one of the guys walked in and presented a picture of a pig…well, not really a pig, more like a picture of a prize-winning hog. We all agreed that no matter what we called the brewery, we had to have the hog. In a stroke of genius…no really, it happens when you're drinking beer…someone said "…how about Hogsback?" So began the HogsBack Brewing Company. But there's more to the story…

After liking this name, we looked back in Ottawa's history for where it came from. All the way back, in fact, to Philemon Wright, who is credited as being the first permanent settler in the Ottawa area (I know, we all said, "who would name their kid Philemon" …but keep reading, it's a good story). Within a few years of his arrival in 1800, the new settlement apparently had mills to make flour, cut lumber, process hemp and make potash. Philemon would later branch into mining and cement-making and become a justice of the peace, a road builder and a hotelier. Philemon was quite the entrepreneur.

Continuing the history lesson, the name "Hog's Back" was first coined to describe a section of the Rideau River where a ridge of limestone was cresting the river, looking like the backbone of a hog. This area of the river became a critical location in the building of the Rideau Canal for canal builder Colonel John By, who identified in 1827 the need to build a large dam to raise the river water and create what is now Mooney's Bay. The main story at Hog's Back became the building of the dam, and the contract to build this dam was awarded to, who else, Philemon Wright and Sons, by now lumber barons. Building the dam at Hog's Back was a tremendous engineering challenge, which was critical to the completion of the Rideau Canal and resulted in what is now Hog's Back Falls.

So, just what is the beer connection to Hog's Back Falls and Philemon Wright? Well, we have it on very good authority that when kicking back after a long day building dams at Hog's Back Falls, Philemon enjoyed a good beer, having also established the very first brewery in the Ottawa Valley. It is also reputed that he sold hops to a young John Molson back in the day…now there's a connection to beer!

The HogsBack Brewing Company salutes the entrepreneurship of Philemon Wright and the challenges he overcame. We plan to embody that spirit as we launch our own brewing establishment to bring back a traditional approach to hand-crafted beer in the Ottawa Valley. The HogsBack Brewing Company offers a traditionally brewed craft beer alternative to the standard industrial beer from who knows where. And, most importantly, the HogsBack Brewing Company is owned and operated by four local guys – Frank, Jerry, Mark and Paige, with a goal to provide the finest-flavoured beer using all-natural ingredients and traditional small-batch brewing. Give us a try and let us know what you think.

Cheers!

The Beer


HogsBack Vintage Lager

Our inaugural and flagship style is a European-inspired lager with superior flavour derived from using only premium ingredients combining three malt types (2-Row, Munich and Vienna), unique Saaz hops and German lager yeast. The result is a crisp, flavourful lager experience.

Bitterness
Low-Med.
IBU
18
OG
1.052
SRM
5_7
ABV
5.2%

IBU – International Bitterness Units
OG – Original Gravity
SRM – Standard Reference Method (Colour)
ABV – Alcohol By Volume

Find Our Beer

LCBO'S

Note: Our new 473ml tallboy cans are disappearing from the LCBO shelves as quick as we can stock them …call ahead to check availability or CHECK HERE to view up to date online listings

OTTAWA AREA

OTTAWA 1980 BANK STREET
BANK & WALKLEY
613-523-7763 
 
 OTTAWA 1385 CARLING AVENUE
CARLING & KIRKWOOD (HAMPTON PARK)
613-728-6746 

 OTTAWA 640 BANK STREET
BANK & QUEENSWAY (THE GLEBE)
613-234-7064
  
 OTTAWA 222 RICHMOND ROAD
RICHMOND & KIRKWOOD
613-729-1735 

 OTTAWA-NEPEAN 120 RIOCAN AVENUE
STRANDHERD & GREENBANK (BARRHAVEN)
613-825-1160 
 
 OTTAWA-ORLEANS 6487 JEANNE D'ARC BOULEVARD
ORLEANS & JEANNE D'ARC (CONVENT GLEN)
613-824-8115 
 
 OTTAWA-ORLEANS 4220 INNES RD
INNES & TENTH LINE
613-837-5527 
 
 OTTAWA-VANIER 230 MONTREAL ROAD
MONTREAL RD E OF VANIER PKWY
613-745-1523

 MANOTICK 1154 CURRIER STREET
RIDEAU VALLEY DRIVE & COUNTY R
613-692-2503

FIND YOUR STORE

BURLINGTON 2000 APPLEBY LINE
APPLEBY & UPPER MIDDLE RD (MILLCROFT)
905-336-6200 

 BURLINGTON 501 APPLEBY LINE
APPLEBY LINE & NEW STREET
905-639-0337 

 EMO HWY. 11
HWY 11 & HWY 71
807-482-2463
 
 KINGSTON 1280 BATH ROAD
QUEEN MARY & BATH
613-548-8552 
 
 LAKEFIELD 2 NICHOLS ST
NICHOLS & WATER
705-652-7031 
 
 LANARK 99 CLARENCE STREET (& GEORGE)
GEORGE AND CLARENCE ST
613-259-2134 
 
 LONDON 71 YORK STREET
YORK & RIDOUT
519-432-1831 
 
 LONDON 1073 WELLINGTON ROAD SOUTH
WELLINGTON & BRADLEY
519-681-4242  
 
 MAXILLE 3 MAIN STREET
HWY. 43 SOUTH & 417 NORTH
613-527-2941 
 
 MISSISSAUGA 3020 ELMCREEK RD.
DUNDAS & MAVIS
905-949-6100 
 
 MISSISSAUGA 9 – 5035 HURONTARIO ST.
HWY 10 & EGLINTON
905-501-9784 
 
 MISSISSAUGA 6975 MEADOWVALE TOWN CENTRE
WINSTON CHURCHILL & AQUITAINE/BATTLEFORD
905-286-0188 
 
 NORTH BAY 186 WORTHINGTON STREET WEST
WORTHINGTON & FRASER STREET
705-494-4065 
 
 OAKVILLE 321 CORNWALL DRIVE
CORNWALL & TRAFALGAR
905-845-8100 
 
 TILLSONBURG 200 BROADWAY STREET
BROADWAY & BRIDGE
519-842-4191 
 
 TORONTO-CENTRAL #10 – 12 MARKET STREET
FRONT & JARVIS (ST LAWRENCE MKT)
416-368-0521 
 
 TORONTO-CENTRAL 3520 DUNDAS STREET WEST
DUNDAS & JANE
416-762-8215 
 
 TORONTO-CENTRAL 147 LAIRD AVENUE
LAIRD & EGLINTON (LEASIDE)
416-425-6282 

 TORONTO-CENTRAL 10 SCRIVENER SQUARE
YONGE & SUMMERHILL
416-922-0403 
 
 TORONTO-CENTRAL 213 DANFORTH AVENUE
DANFORTH & BROADVIEW
416-469-4724 
 
 TORONTO-NORTH YORK 195 THE DONWAY WEST
LAWRENCE & DON MILLS
416-447-0491 
 
 TORONTO-NORTH YORK 2625D WESTON ROAD
HWY 401 & WESTON (CROSSROADS)
416-243-3320
 
 WATERLOO 450 COLUMBIA ST WEST
COLUMBIA & FISCHER HALLMAN (LAURELWOOD)
519-886-1559  


Establishments

OTTAWA
Absinthe – 1208 Wellington St
Al's Steakhouse – 327 Elgin St
Allium – 87 Holland Ave Ot
Alpha Soul – 1015 Wellington St
Annie & Clydes – 895 Bank Street
Army Officer's Mess – 149 Somerset St West
Arrow and Loon – 99 Fifth Ave
Atomic Rooster – 303 Bank St
Aulde Dubliner – 62 William St
Backlane Café - 1087 Wellington St
Black Tomato – 11 George St
Burnt Butter – 1100 Wellington St
Draft Pub (Ottawa U) - 801 King Edward Ave
East India Company - 210 Somerset St West
Elmdale House – 1084 Wellington St West,
Fish Market - 54 York St
Flying Piggys – 1665 Bank St
Fraser Cafe - 7 Springfield Rd
Grand, The – 74 George St
Haveli (Market) 39 – Clarence St
Heart & Crown Market – 67 Clarence St
Heart & Crown Preston – 353 Preston St
Hintonburg PH – 1020 Wellington St
IKEA – 2685 Iris St
James St Pub – 390 Bank St
Leitrim Mess – 3545 Leitrim Rd
Mekong – 637 Sommerset Ave West
Michel Ange - 35 Laurel St,
Navarra - 93 Murray St,
NAC – Le Café – 53 Elgin St
Pelican Grill – 1500 Bank St
Prime 360 – 407 Laurier Ave West
Pub Italia- 434 Preston St
RCAF Officer's Mess -158 Glouchester, St
Sandy Hill Lounge – 321 Somerset St East
Sir John A Pub - 284 Elgin St
Taylor’s Genuine- 1091 Bank St
Tennessee Willems-1082 Wellington St West 
Village Café-295 Richmond Rd
Vons Bistro - -819 Bank St
Wontonmama-109 Clarence St

BARRHAVEN
Barrhaven Legion
- 3500 Fallowfield Rd
Royal Oak - 4110 Strandherd Dr

BURRITTS RAPIDS
Lock 17
- 646 River Rd.

CARLETON PLACE
St. James Gate
- 111 Bridge St

CARLSBAD SPRINGS
D&S Southern BBQ
- 6501 Russell Rd

CARP
The Cheshire Cat Pub
- 2193 Richardson Side Rd
Huntley Curling Club - 199 Langstaff Dr
The Swan at Carp - 108 Falldown Lane

KANATA
Kanata Sports Club
- 10 McKitrick Dr
Loch March Golf & Country Club - 1755 Old Carp Rd
Poco Pazzo - 854 March Rd

KEMPTVILLE
The Branch Restaurant -
115 Clothier St East

KITCHENER
Lancaster BBQ
- 574 Lancaster St West

MANOTICK
The Black Dog Bistro
- 5540 Main St
Burgers on Main - 5536 Main St

MERRICKVILLE
The Baldachin Inn
– 111 St. Lawrence St

PAKENHAM
Love that Barr
- 2496 County Rd 29

STITTSVILLE
Louisiannie's
- 1518 Main St

TORONTO
C'est What 
- 67 Front Street E
The Only Café - 972 Danforth Ave
Relish - 2152 Danforth Ave