Here’s When a Trendy Craft Brewery Will Finally Open in Mississauga

Believe it or not, you don’t have to go to Toronto or small-town Ontario to enjoy an on-trend craft brewery (although local travel is almost never a bad thing), because one is about to open in our neck of the woods.

In a few short weeks, Old Credit Brewing won’t be the only brewery in town, as Stonehooker Brewing Company (that’s a memorable name if there ever was one!) is opening a craft brewery in Mississauga’s Port Credit and Lakeview area soon.

Recently, Stonehooker’s operators took to Facebook to say they expect to open their doors in six to eight weeks. That’s good news, as the much-anticipated brewery was originally slated to open in September 2018.

But while beer lovers have had to wait longer than expected, it does look like the scenic and sea-inspired brewery (in a recent newsletter, the brewery gave thirsty beer aficionados a sneak peek at its thematic taproom that makes guests feel like they’re imbibing underneath a large boat) is coming together.

Beer fans should also note that, even though the brewery isn’t open yet, Stonehooker has already released its first beer.

The brew? The Broad Reach Noreaster IPA (5.4% abv), which the Ontario Beverage Network describes as a hazy IPA brewed with Mosaic, Vic Secret and Simcoe hops.

The beer is currently available at select establishments in Port Credit, such as the Crooked Cue.

The brewery, founded by Ross Noel with Brewmaster Adam Cherry, will feature a tap room and retail store with beer styles including a saison, tripel, lager, imperial stout, hefeweizen, porter, milkshake IPA, and double IPA.

As for the perfect name, the Ontario Beverage Network says the moniker “Stonehooker” honours Port Credit’s history as a centre for stonehooking—a method of collecting stone slabs specifically from shores of Lake Ontario that was utilized in the 1800s.

If all goes according to plan, it looks like the brewery will open in March—just in time for spring.

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