Canvas Brewing Comany is Huntsville’s newest craft brewery, born out of a love for the local landscape and a passion for fresh, well-made craft beer. Opened December 2019, the large building houses a taproom, rooftop and streetside patios with occasional live music, and a 3200 sq ft event space right in Downtown Huntsville.  There’s are 20 rotating taps to sample, along with a full bar with wine and cocktails too. See below for a selection of the more popular and seasonal selections, and they allow you to bring in your food purchased at one of the near by food trucks. Next time you’re up in cottage country, be sure to pay a visit.

Popular year-round beers

Original – Kolsch-Style Ale – available at select grocery and beer store locations as well as at the brewery – A local favourite – this German-style lagered ale is fermented cooler to create a smooth and light bodied ale, and cold aged for a crisp lager finish.

Backtrail Pale Ale – Available at select LCBO’s, grocery stores and at the brewery – Bursting with hop flavour of orange citrus and soft peach notes with undertones of lemon and lime, this pale ale showcases all the hop flavour and aroma with low bitterness.

Ember – Red Ale –  Available at Select grocery, beer stores and the brewery.  Flavour and aroma of toasted bread, sweet caramel and toffee make this a very smooth but complex beer.

Huntsville Hefeweizen – Available only at the brewery – A traditional hefeweizen that produces lovely yeast esters of banana with sweet fruity notes that are supported by the sweet malted wheat producing a refreshing beer reminiscent of banana bread


Raspberry Hibiscus Seltzer – infused with hibiscus flowers and raspberry puree that produces a refreshing tartness that make this a great drink for those hot summer days

Hazy IPA – double dry hopped with Citra and Idaho 7, this beer is a beautiful melody of tropical fruit flavours like fresh pineapple, mangos, peaches and apricots. Intensely sweet and juicy from the oats and wheat malts, with a pleasant bitterness to balance all this sweetness.

Peach Kettle Sour – conditioned on a huge amount of peach puree, this drink is tart and refreshing like biting into a fresh peach

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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.