red circle In a nutshell

In the early 1900s, the original Red Circle name gained recognition as an iconic brand of coffee across Canada. Today, under the leadership of Ignite Group of Brands, the trademark has grown to include Red Circle Brewing Co., and aims to honour the makers of the past and their passion for their craft. 

Our microbrewery is the first of its kind in Canada, offering an on-site restaurant, coffee roaster, and bakery. We are proud to feature a diverse selection of core beers and rotating special edition brews, offering an inventive taste for every palette. Most importantly, our company is built on the heritage, craftsmanship, and labourers that built Kitchener, the place we call home.

Belmont Village

Blonde Ale

ABV: 4.8% • IBU: 15

Belmont Village is a crisp and easy-drinking Blonde Ale with citrus and floral notes. Brewed with Cascade, Citra, and Centennial hops, this crowd pleaser is a hit among craft beer newbies and aficionados alike.

The Story: In the 1930s, work crews installed street lights and paved a three-block stretch of road to create Belmont Village in Kitchener. This Blonde Ale pays homage to the hardworking makers, who built our home into what it is today.

Always Available:  473mL Cans • 1.89L Growlers • On Tap

Crystal Park

Unfiltered German Pilsner

ABV: 5.4% • IBU: 30

Crystal Park is a traditional unfiltered German Pilsner made with 100% German pilsner malt and noble hops. This lager has a light and crisp body that builds to a hop-forward yet dry finish. 

The Story: In the 1860s, one of the first breweries in Kitchener-Waterloo was constructed by German immigrants, producing around 5,000 litres of beer a year. Known for its decorative green space around the brewery, Crystal Park became a popular hangout for the locals. This unfiltered German pils pays homage to the pioneer brewmasters who brewed the first batches of “Old German Lager” in our hometown.

Always Available:  473mL Cans • 1.89L Growlers • On Tap

Iron Horse Trail

American Style IPA
2019 Canadian Brewing Awards Bronze Medal Winner

ABV: 6.3% • IBU: 60

Iron Horse Trail is our signature take on the classic American Style IPA. Waves of tropical fruit blend with citrus and peach undertones to create a truly unique taste. Iron Horse Trail is Brewed and dry-hopped with Citra, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops.

The Story: Our brewery overlooks a section of the Iron Horse Trail, an abandoned railway corridor that was once home to the Canadian Pacific Railway line. We created this IPA in recognition of the route that once delivered materials to the makers of Kitchener, which now connects the cities of Kitchener-Waterloo.

Always Available:  473mL Cans • 1.89L Growlers • On Tap

Night Shift

Coffee Porter

ABV: 5.0% • IBU: 25

Night Shift is a full-bodied, robust porter with notes of mocha, vanilla, and coffee. Each batch is cold conditioned with fresh house-roasted Red Circle espresso coffee, and brewed to perfection for the perfect post-shift pint.

The Story: The site of our brewery was once home to Dominion Tire in 1957. Back then, the night shift was a crucial part of the tire business, which we honour to this day with our Night Shift coffee porter. Fresh, in-house roasted Red Circle coffee beans help to give this brew its signature tasting notes.

Always Available:  473mL Cans • 1.89L Growlers • On Tap

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