Brewery Retail Store

Glasses of frosty beer and a bottle of Butlers Bitter on the patio

About our Brewery Program

Watch the students of the brewery on the Rick Mercer Report

The Niagara College Teaching Brewery is Canada’s first and only teaching brewery, and a practical learning environment for students in Niagara College’s Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program.

The program prepares graduates for employment in the expanding brewery, microbrewery and brewpub industries, as well as significant hands-on training on-site in our Brewery and Retail Store. It includes specialized instruction in brewing technology, brewery operations, sales management and advanced business applications specific to beer-related or brewery-related business sectors.

Study at the Teaching Brewery

About the Teaching Brewery

Front view of the Teaching Brewery Teaching Brewery logo

Our open-concept state-of-the-art 1,500 sq. ft. teaching micro-brewery facility allows students to brew their own craft beer on-campus and gain significant hands-on training in beer making, sales management and sensory evaluation.

Located at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, the facility includes both a large scale system capable of producing 1,000 litres of beer and a smaller pilot system that allows students to brew one keg at a time – an ideal set-up for the creation of experimental brews and special beers for events that highlight the interaction between beer, food and wine.

BrewMaster and Butlers Bitter beer bottles on ice

Visit the NC Teaching Brewery Retail Store

After entering the main entrance of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, follow the signs around to the other side of the Greenhouse. Free parking is available.

135 Taylor Road,
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0

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Seasonal beers and certified originals are available for sale at our retail store. Visit the NC Teaching Brewery site for hours of operation and news. Some special edition beers may be purchased online on our NC Teaching Winery website.

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