Hands are finally thawed from scooping some delicious Timber Raft IPA frozen custard all day Saturday at the inaugural Ottawa Beer Market in Hintonburg.


We were blown away by the people who lined up, stopped by to meet us and have a little taste of what’s to come from Hintonbrew.


Stay tuned to find out more about who we are, what we want to bring to you and where you’ll be able to find us!!

Get Ready Hintonburg – We’re Coming!

We are getting closer and closer to bringing Hintonbrew to a local tap near you! In the meantime, we are very excited to participate in tomorrow’s first annual Ottawa Beer Market!

More than 10 local Craft Beer vendors, including Beau’s, Kichessippi and Ashton Brewery will be on hand to serve you their tasty brews at this unique market. Our brew master, Jason, will be on hand to answer your beer-related questions and give you a sense of what Hintonbrew has in store for you.

Hungry? Nosh on some delicious treats from Hintonburger, Hintonburg Public House and Union 613.

When you’re ready for dessert – come see US! We can’t let you have a taste of our signature Timber Raft IPA just yet, but we do have something fun to offer…hint, hint  The Merry Dairy


So get your toques and gloves out – it’s gonna be a little chilly. But don’t worry, a little brew will go a long way to warming you up. We’ve staked out the warmest spot we can find – near the Hintonburger grills!

Please come visit and remember that proceeds from the event go directly to the ottawariverkeeper.ca, a grassroots charity formed to protect, promote and improve the health and future of the Ottawa River and its tributaries.

See you tomorrow –

12pm – 8pm 

1000 Wellington Street at Irving Avenue

Slow and steady…

Hintonbrew was proud to celebrate Colonel By Day this past weekend. We raised a glass of some frosty IPA in the name of the Colonel as well as Philemon Wright – sometimes credited with suggesting the building of the Rideau Canal.

Always an entrepreneur, Philemon Wright, who arrived in the capital region in 1800, began by clearing land to farm and when that was complete, started the arduous process of establishing his village. Shops, a foundry, lumber mill, bakery and a brewery were priorities.  When funds ran low, he cut timber from his land, built a raft and sailed it down the Ottawa River – yes, really. This was the ingenious beginnings of the Timber Trade that lasted almost 100 years.

From humble beginnings as a farmer, to a leader and founder of what we now call Gatineau, Philemon Wright is an inspiration. Leading the way for others, becoming a voice for his people, and staying true to his roots, we are proud to offer a beer in his spirit.

When will that be, you ask?? 

Well, the raft wasn’t built in a day, and Hintonbrew is working diligently to bring Hintonburg a selection of beer that we can all be proud of.

Stay tuned and watch as we make our way down our own river – albeit a little less wet – of licences, permits and equipment. It is sure to be a rocking ride.