News & Events

New Location Open


The new location is open.  We are proud to be brewing our hand-crafted offerings in our new home.  Located at 712 Macdonell St, the new facility will allow us to more than double our production as well as offer us much needed storefront.  With a plan in the works for a taproom in the new year, the new venue will allow us to showcase our full potential.  Come by and see us and thanks for drinking local.


Sleeping Giant Brewing Company presents BEERFEST 2016! We’re celebrating our 4th year anniversary and Ontario Craft Beer Week on June 18th from 12-7pm(ish) outdoors in the lot beside Fresh Air Experience, at 710 Balmoral Road.

Tons of beers to choose from including two guest breweries and ten Sleeping Giant brews & cask ales, food trucks on the scene, barbecue, live music, local vendors, and lots of fun. Families welcome – come celebrate with us!

Tickets on sale now at the brewery! 946 Cobalt Crescent, (807)344-5225. $5 for entry ticket, or $20 for a premium ticket that includes entry, a t-shirt, and 4 tokens.

Bring your party hat!

Mother’s Day Beer Cocktails & Brunch at The Sov

Join us at the Sovereign Room on Sunday May 8th from 10am to 2pm, for Mother’s Day beer cocktails & brunch! A special brunch menu prepared with optional beer cocktail pairings (available after 11am). We’ll also be doing a gift basket draw.

Show mom some love!

Barley’s Angels: Getting Crafty

On Monday April 18th, the ladies of our North Shore Barley’s Angels chapter are invited to participate in “Getting Crafty,” a cooking with beer class at Giorg Cucina y Barra. There will be antipasto to start things off, a beer cocktail for everyone to enjoy, a family-style meal after the class, and everyone will get a take-home recipe booklet. Tickets are available at the brewery! For more information about joining Barley’s Angels, come visit us or send us an email.

International Women’s Brew Day

Join us March 5th at the brewery for International Women’s Brew Day! One of our brewers will be on-site brewing a batch, and inviting everyone to help with the process.

This day was first launched in 2014 and takes place during the same week as Women’s Day. The idea is to raise the profile of women in the beer industry, and to raise the profile of beer to women. It’s designed for camaraderie, so women can brew together socially. The profits from these events are give to charity. Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. has chosen the Faye Peterson Transition House for our first year of participation.

One day, we hope to be able to fully participate in International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day by following the yearly brewing recipe, and giving the beer sale profits to charity.

Barley’s Angels: Pints & Poses

The next Barley’s Angels event is coming up on February 21st! Join us at Red Lion Smokehouse at 11:00 a.m. for some light yoga followed by a beer flight, snack foods, and a brief talk on porters by sommelier Jeannie Dubois. Tickets are $40 and are available at the brewery. Just bring yourself and your yoga mat!


On Sunday February 14th, start off your Valentine’s Day evening with beer & chocolate at the brewery! $20 per person, get your tickets at the brewery or online at Includes a sampling glass and four beer & chocolate pairings. Additional samples can be purchased at the event.

Friends, singles, and couples welcome! Drop-in at the brewery anytime between 4-6pm. Tickets are limited.

Christmas Hours

To make everyone’s Christmas shopping a little bit easier, we’re extending our store hours for the month of December:

Sundays: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
December 21st, 22nd & 23rd: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
December 24th: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.
December 26th: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stop by for a visit and get your Christmas shopping done!

Cask Night at Red Lion Smokehouse

Come by the Red Lion Smokehouse this Thursday evening (November 26th) for cask night! Sleeping Giant has brewed an oak-aged Armoury Ale (Scottish ale on oak), and a Bourbon-soaked coffee bean aged Skull Rock stout, made with beans are from Rose’N’Crantz Roasting Co.

Also known as “real ale,” cask conditioned ale is beer that matures in the cask that it is served out of. It’s fresh and unfiltered, giving it a unique flavour.

Movember 2015

Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. and The Walleye present Movember 2015! We’re throwing three parties throughout November in support of men’s health. Stop by the brewery to register your ‘stache for free and start raising money! Along with the chance to win some moustache awards, prizes, and the satisfaction of looking amazing, participants get free entry to all three events:

November 5th – Shave The Date

8:00 p.m. @ Black Pirates Pub (215 Red River Rd.)

  • Bryan and Raffale of The Barber Shop on Frederica will be giving participants a live shave on stage to make sure everyone starts with a clean slate. The Walleye will be snapping photos, and we’ll be tapping a special cask ale of Northern Logger with mango and citra hops!

November 18th – Progress Party

8:00 p.m. at Red Lion Smokehouse (28 Cumberland Street South)

  • It’s grow time! Win prizes, celebrate some moustaches, and raise money for men’s health. Participants submit their money raised so far at the door, and Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. will match a random donation up to $500. We’ll also be tapping another special cask ale, and Brother John will be performing.

November 29th – The ‘Stache-Off

8:00 p.m. at Black Pirates Pub (215 Red River Rd.)

  • The day of reckoning. Moustache awards will be bestowed by our judging panel, prizes will be won, and Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. will match the highest donation up to $2,000 as we celebrate the funds raised for men’s health! Participants are to submit their donations to the brewery by November 27th so we can calculate the totals.

Register your ‘stache, and let’s get the party started!

Must be legal drinking age