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Wellington Brewery (formerly Wellington County Brewery)

Wellington Brewery (formerly Wellington County Brewery)

950 Woodlawn Road West
Guelph, Ontario, N1K 1B8
Canada

519-837-2337

Year Established: 1985

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When founder Philip Gosling opened Wellington Brewery in the spring of 1985, his concept was to produce English-style real ales for the Ontario market. These cask-conditioned ales are naturally carbonated, served at cellar temperature, and drawn by a hand pump, much like the ales the Iron Duke himself would have enjoyed. Wellington was part of the first wave of Ontario microbreweries that were brought about by changes to Ontario law allowing small breweries to operate in the province for the first time in decades. By 1987, our beers were winning local and national brewing awards, and were packaged for the first time in 1 litre PET bottles. While still focusing on the south-central Ontario market, we continued our steady growth through the 1990Œs, and switched to the industry standard 341mL bottle in 1995. Doug Dawkins and Mike Stirrup The year 2000 brought a changing of the guard to Wellington Brewery, when long-time employees Michael Stirrup and Doug Dawkins took over. With nearly 25 years combined experience at the brewery, they brought passion and an intimate knowledge of both our products and the craft brewing industry. Their plan was to focus even more on licensee business, both in Guelph and throughout southern Ontario. This meant hiring an experienced sales team to bring Wellingtonfs fine ales to the pubs where they should be served. They were supported by the gTry a Welly Onh marketing campaign, which featured the now-famous gbooth taphandle. These factors led to a period of substantial growth with licensees, and brought Wellington beers to a much broader audience. 2005 saw the introduction of the gDukeh bottle packaging, followed by 473mL cans of County Dark Ale and Trailhead Lager in 2007. We continue to expand the breweryfs reach, with our products now available in Alberta. In fact, 2009 finds Wellington Brewery standing tall as Canadafs oldest independent microbrewery

ID: 1585 Last updated 4 hours ago Added to database 19 years ago

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177

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185

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Beer | Style | ABV Score
Guelph Beer Collective Dry Hopped Saison
Saison| 4.5 %
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Wellington (Extra) Terrestrial Imperial IBA
Strong Ale| 8.2 %
3.175 (1)
Wellington / Anderson Craft Ales Dubbleburg
Abbey Dubbel| 7.2 %
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Wellington / Block Three Ginger Beer'd
Spiced Beer| 5.7 %
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Wellington / Block Three Hazy American Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| 4.6 %
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Wellington / Brothers Brewing Beach Potion
IPA| 6 %
-
Wellington / Cameron's Brewing Join Together Kviek IPA
IPA| 6.3 %
3.150 (1)
Wellington / Cameron's Brewing Prickly When Poked
Saison| 5.2 %
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Wellington / Dominion City Fresh Off The Wire
American Pale Ale| 5.5 %
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Wellington / Elora Brewing Festbier
Marzen / Oktoberfest| 5.8 %
-
Wellington / F&M 777 Blackened IPA
American Black Ale| -
-
Wellington / F&M Guelph Special Bitter
Extra Special Bitter| 6.5 %
-
Wellington / Forked River I-Owl Imperial Orange Wheat Lager
Strong Lager| 10.2 %
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Wellington / Four Mile Brewing Walk Four Miles Lager
Lager| 4.8 %
-
Wellington / Grand River Booby Trap Tripel
Abbey Tripel| 9.5 %
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Wellington / Great Lakes Brewery A Rising Tide
American Pale Ale| 5.8 %
3.050 (1)
Wellington / Muskoka Brewery Lifts All Boats
Cream Ale| 5 %
3.075 (1)
Wellington / Nickel Brook Come And Float
Wild Ale| 4.8 %
3.075 (1)
Wellington / Red Circle American Brown Ale with Coffee
Brown Ale| 5.7 %
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Wellington / Royal City Brewing / Stonehammer Brewing Dandy Rye-PA
Rye Beer| -
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Wellington / Stonehammer Brewing / Royal City Brewing / Brothers Brewing Guelph Trappist Hunks
Belgian Strong Ale| 5.2 %
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Wellington #Lager Dave Pils
Bohemian / Czech Pilsener| 5 %
3.125 (1)
Wellington 2015: A Spice Odyssey
Spiced Beer| 7 %
3.417 (3)
Wellington 3 Weeks Notice Pomegranate Witbier
Witbier| 5 %
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Wellington 30th Anniversary Ale
Strong Ale| 8.2 %
3.175 (1)
Wellington 5 Out Of 5
Foreign / Extra Stout| 6 %
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Wellington Against The Currant
Fruit Beer| 5.5 %
3.117 (3)
Wellington All Together IPA
IPA| 6.5 %
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Wellington All Weather Is Passing Kviek IPA
IPA| 7 %
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Wellington Apples 2 Oranges
Saison| 7.4 %
-
Wellington Arkell Best Bitter
Bitter| 4 %
3.017 (9)
Wellington Azimuth Belgian Blonde
Belgian Ale| 6.7 %
-
Wellington Beach Umbrella
Gose| 4.2 %
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Wellington Beehive Honey Lager
Lager| 5.2 %
2.843 (4)
Wellington Best Laid Plans
Cream Ale| 5 %
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Wellington Bewitched Belgian IPA
Belgian Ale| 6.3 %
3.025 (1)
Wellington Big Chill IPA
IPA| 6.9 %
3.220 (2)
Wellington Black Is Beautiful
Imperial Stout| 10 %
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Wellington Blueberry Cedar Bitter
Bitter| -
-
Wellington Cake SMaSH
American Pale Ale| 6.1 %
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Wellington Candle Burner Coffee IPA
IPA| 6.2 %
3.271 (4)
Wellington Caskfest Kveik Pale Ale
Ale| 5.2 %
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Wellington Cereal Killin' Stout
Oatmeal Stout| 7.6 %
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Wellington Chamomile and Chaga Mushroom Ale
Spiced Beer| -
-
Wellington Compromise
Spiced Beer| 5.5 %
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Wellington County Brown Ale
Brown Ale| 5 %
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Wellington County Dark Ale
Amber Ale| 5 %
3.317 (15)
Wellington County Maple Stout
Imperial Stout| 8.5 %
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Wellington County Oast House Ale
Amber Ale| 5.5 %
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Wellington Crazy Straw
Gose| 4.2 %
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Wellington Crispy Forever
Helles / Dortmunder| 4.5 %
3.175 (1)
Wellington Cruel Summer
American Pale Ale| 3.5 %
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Wellington Cry If I Want To Sour IPA
IPA| 5.7 %
3.250 (3)
Wellington Cuckoo For Cocoa Husks
Porter| 6 %
2.900 (1)
Wellington Digger's Wit
Witbier| 4.5 %
3.280 (2)
Wellington Dinner Music
Wild Ale| 4.5 %
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Wellington Dinner Music: Track 2
Saison| 4.7 %
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Wellington Dissolved Splendor
Baltic Porter| 11.8 %
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Wellington Duck Dive
IPA| 6.9 %
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Wellington Duke It Out
Belgian Strong Ale| 7.2 %
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Wellington Faces Double IPA (Amarillo and Simcoe)
Imperial IPA| 8.2 %
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Wellington Faces Double IPA (Azacca and Citra)
Imperial IPA| 8.5 %
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Wellington Faces Double IPA (Cascade and Chinook)
Imperial IPA| 8.5 %
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Wellington Faces Double IPA (Citra and Idaho)
Imperial IPA| 8.2 %
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Wellington Faces Double IPA (Citra and Mosaic)
Imperial IPA| 8.5 %
3.300 (3)
Wellington Faces Double IPA (Mosaic and Simcoe)
Imperial IPA| 8.5 %
3.200 (1)
Wellington Fine Italian Pilsner
Bohemian / Czech Pilsener| 5.5 %
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Wellington Friday Helles Lager
Helles / Dortmunder| 5 %
2.975 (1)
Wellington Gastropub #29
Pale Lager| 5 %
-
Wellington Ghost Cow
Milk Stout| 7.1 %
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Wellington Haskap Berry Saison
Saison| 4.7 %
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Wellington Helles Bock
Bock| 6.8 %
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Wellington Helles Lager
Helles / Dortmunder| 4.5 %
3.143 (4)
Wellington Hoperation
IPA| 6 %
-
Wellington Hyperbole
Spiced Beer| 6.1 %
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Wellington Ice Eater
American Pale Ale| 5.2 %
3.286 (4)
Wellington Imperial Russian Stout
Imperial Stout| 8 %
3.710 (18)
Wellington Iron Duke Porter
Porter| 7.7 %
-
Wellington Iron Duke Strong Ale
English Strong Ale| 6.5 %
3.280 (12)
Wellington ISO Haze Cans
IPA| 5.2 %
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Wellington Kazoo Brew
IPA| 5.2 %
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Wellington Kentucky Cow
Imperial Stout| 7.5 %
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Wellington Kickin' Back Dry-Hopped Session Ale (Version I)
American Pale Ale| 4.8 %
3.120 (2)
Wellington Kickin' Back Dry-Hopped Session Ale (Version II)
American Pale Ale| 4.8 %
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Wellington Kickin' Back Dry-Hopped Session IPA
IPA| 4.8 %
3.000 (1)
Wellington Lily The Pink
Wild Ale| 6 %
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Wellington Lune
Belgian Ale| 6.6 %
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Wellington New Growth
American Pale Ale| 6.4 %
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Wellington Noisemaker
Wild Ale| 4.8 %
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Wellington Not A Word Spoken Apricot IPA
IPA| 7 %
3.200 (2)
Wellington Nothing Civil IPA
IPA| 6.5 %
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Wellington Oat Pale Ale with Experimental Hops
American Pale Ale| 5 %
-
Wellington Ol' Cranny
Fruit Beer| -
-
Wellington Old Buddy
Brown Ale| 5.4 %
3.260 (2)
Wellington Paper Crown
Wild Ale| 4.8 %
-
Wellington Phantom Time
American Pale Ale| 4.1 %
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Wellington Pinata
Wild Ale| 4.8 %
3.234 (3)
Wellington Pinwheel
Ale| 4.2 %
-
Wellington Pleasant Island Hazy Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| 4.9 %
3.250 (3)
Wellington Punch
Ale| 4.2 %
-
Wellington Queen Of Craft: APA
American Pale Ale| 4.8 %
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Wellington Queen Of Craft: Dry Hopped Pilsner
Bohemian / Czech Pilsener| 4.5 %
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Wellington Queen of Craft: Grisette
Ale| 4.5 %
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Wellington Raked Over IPA
IPA| 6.9 %
3.280 (2)
Wellington Raspberry Hefeweizen
Hefeweizen| 5.5 %
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Wellington Rhubarb Saison
Fruit Beer| 5.1 %
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Wellington Rose, Hibiscus and Pear Ale
Spiced Beer| 4.5 %
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Wellington S.P.A. (Special Pale Ale)
English Pale Ale| 4.5 %
3.240 (12)
Wellington S'wheat Thang
American Wheat| 5 %
3.260 (2)
Wellington Sadako
American Pale Ale| 5.7 %
-
Wellington Shadowy Pact Irish Dry Stout
Dry Stout| 4.4 %
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Wellington Shangri-La IPA
IPA| 6 %
3.050 (3)
Wellington Shubie
Wild Ale| 6.9 %
3.184 (3)
Wellington Shuttlecock Kettle Sour
Wild Ale| 5.3 %
-
Wellington Silver Wheat Ale
American Wheat| 4 %
2.388 (5)
Wellington Slide Whistle
Wild Ale| 4.8 %
-
Wellington Sour Cherry Porter
Porter| 7.2 %
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Wellington Sun Stands Still Dark Sour
Wild Ale| 5.7 %
3.100 (1)
Wellington Sunshine
Blonde Ale| 5 %
-
Wellington Sweet Caroline
Wild Ale| 4.5 %
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Wellington The Big DIPA
Imperial IPA| 9.2 %
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Wellington The Magic Radler
Fruit Beer| 3 %
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Wellington Trailhead Lager
Lager| 4.5 %
2.769 (10)
Wellington Treaty Of Paris
IPA| 6 %
-
Wellington Turtle Roll
IPA| 7 %
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Wellington Upside IPA
IPA| 6.8 %
3.400 (4)
Wellington UVB76 Boris
Imperial Stout| 11.9 %
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Wellington UVB76 Dasha
Imperial Stout| 11.9 %
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Wellington UVB76 Elena
Imperial Stout| 11.9 %
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Wellington UVB76 Maksim
Imperial Stout| 11.9 %
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Wellington UVB76 Mikhail
Imperial Stout| 11.9 %
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Wellington UVB76 Olga
Imperial Stout| 11.9 %
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Wellington UVB76 Roman
Imperial Stout| 11.9 %
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Wellington Vanta Black
Schwarzbier| 4.8 %
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Wellington Welly One Off: Belgian Pale Ale
Belgian Ale| -
-
Wellington Welly One Off: Bike Ryed Kolsch
Rye Beer| 4.7 %
2.800 (1)
Wellington Welly One Off: Bootchuck IPA
IPA| 5.5 %
3.080 (2)
Wellington Welly One Off: Ce' Da Bitter Blue
Bitter| 4.5 %
-
Wellington Welly One Off: Cedar Rye-PA
Rye Beer| 5.7 %
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Wellington Welly One Off: Chocolate Milk Stout
Imperial Stout| 7.1 %
3.478 (6)
Wellington Welly One Off: County Stout MC²
Imperial Stout| 9 %
-
Wellington Welly One Off: Dry Hopped Arkell Best Bitter
Bitter| 4 %
-
Wellington Welly One Off: Freak Turbulence
Witbier| 4.2 %
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Wellington Welly One Off: Frost Quake Barrel Aged Barley Wine
English Barleywine| 9.8 %
3.225 (1)
Wellington Welly One Off: Giggle Juice
IPA| 30 %
-
Wellington Welly One Off: Gourd'n Lightfoot
Saison| 4.7 %
-
Wellington Welly One Off: Homegrown Bitter
Bitter| 5.2 %
3.220 (2)
Wellington Welly One Off: Imperial Russian Stout Oak Aged
Imperial Stout| 8 %
-
Wellington Welly One Off: India Pale Ale
IPA| 5.5 %
3.140 (2)
Wellington Welly One Off: Iron Duke Saison
Saison| 7.5 %
-
Wellington Welly One Off: Kazoo! Brew Festive IPA
IPA| 4.8 %
-
Wellington Welly One Off: Kentucky Common
Ale| 4.5 %
-
Wellington Welly One Off: Kolvoord Hopburst
Imperial IPA| 8.6 %
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Wellington Welly One Off: Morning Brew Coffee Cream Stout
Milk Stout| 6.7 %
3.460 (2)
Wellington Welly One Off: Moustache Saison
Saison| 4.5 %
-
Wellington Welly One Off: Pumpkin Ale
Spiced Beer| -
-
Wellington Welly One Off: Quick Brown Fox ESB
Extra Special Bitter| 6 %
3.000 (3)
Wellington Welly One Off: Rye-It!
Rye Beer| 5.5 %
3.300 (2)
Wellington Welly One Off: Shadowplay Schwarzbier
Schwarzbier| 5 %
3.175 (1)
Wellington Welly One Off: Smokey The Beer
Smoked Ale| 5.2 %
-
Wellington Welly One Off: Sour Cherry Brown Ale
Wild Ale| 5 %
-
Wellington Welly One Off: Sour D'oh
Wild Ale| 5.5 %
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Wellington Welly One Off: Spaltacus Imperial Golden Ale
Blonde Ale| 8.5 %
2.950 (1)
Wellington Welly One Off: Sputnik Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Imperial Stout| 8 %
-
Wellington Welly One Off: Summerthyme Lager
Spiced Beer| 5.3 %
-
Wellington Welly One Off: supPorter
Porter| 6 %
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Wellington Welly One Off: Terrestrial India Brown Ale
American Black Ale| 5.9 %
3.311 (6)
Wellington Welly One Off: Tropidelico Lager
Lager| 5.7 %
-
Wellington Welly One Off: Welly Mammoth Winter Stout
Imperial Stout| 9 %
3.150 (1)
Wellington Welly One Off: Yuletide Barley Wine
English Barleywine| 9.8 %
-
Wellington Winter Lager (2016)
Vienna / Amber Lager| 5.5 %
3.080 (2)
Wellington Winter Lager (2017)
Bock| 6.8 %
-
Wellington Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Wild Ale| 4.8 %
-
Wellington Yuletide Barley Wine (2017)
English Barleywine| 9.8 %
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Wellington Yuletide Barley Wine (2017) Bourbon Barrel Aged
English Barleywine| 11.9 %
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Wellington Yuletide Barleywine (2019)
English Barleywine| 9.8 %
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Wellington Zunne
Abbey Tripel| 8.8 %
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