Our Story

Georgian Bay: a bright expanse of pure, fresh water. The ski hills of Blue Mountain. A community of family farms, endless bike routes and 5-minute commutes. What better place to enjoy great beer?

Here, perfect strangers talk to each other on the street and in the grocery store. It’s a relaxed vibe we like to think we’ve captured in our beer.

We set out to make well-crafted, balanced beers designed to draw in people who haven’t discovered craft beer…and delight those who do. Which is probably why we keep on winning awards.


Meet Chris Freeman, our Head Brewer & Co-Founder

Chris (@thecollingwoodbrewer) loves good music, good art, good food and good drink. Not to mention good friends and good times. He was already a great cook and a decent home brewer when he dreamed of brewing really great beer.

He switched paths to follow that dream, going back to school and graduating Summa cum laude as part of Niagara College’s first Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management cohort.

He cut his teeth learning to make great lagers at Creemore Springs Brewery, then moved his family to Collingwood, where he opened The Collingwood Brewery with partners he found along the way. Many years and over a dozen awards later, you’ll find Chris on the production floor doing what he does so well: brewing our core beers and terrific one-offs brews while dazzling everyone with his terrific singing voice. Opera to Disney, this guy can do it all.


Meet our Production Team

Chris brews it…these fellas can it, box it and get it out the door. Without this group of hard-working guys, the Collingwood Brewery would be like a dairy cow bawling for its evening milking. In early, out late…nobody ever needs to tell them what to do. Many of our team come from Collingwood’s First Families, so we consider ourselves lucky that they allow us newcomers to hang around (so far, at least).


Meet Kyle Weston, our Sales Manager


He can do it all—and does! To pick him out of the crowd, just look for the handsome fella with the million-dollar smile. You can find Kyle bustling about the Brewery, or out on the road selling the finest beer the world has ever known. Find him online at.  @collingwood_kyle



Join our Team

We are always on the lookout for individuals that have a passion for craft beer to join our team. 

We are currently looking for:

If you don't see any positions that apply to you, please email us at info@thecollingwoodbrewery.com with your resume and why you want to join our team - we love to hear from you! Cheers! 



705.444.BEER (2337)
10 Sandford Fleming Drive
Collingwood, ON



Taproom & Retail Hours

SUN 12:00pm - 6:00pm
MON 11:00am - 6:00pm
TUES 11:00am - 6:00pm
WED 11:00am - 6:00pm
THU 11:00am - 7:00pm
FRI 11:00am - 8:00pm
SAT 12:00pm - 6:00pm

No reservations required. First come, first serve. We are barrier-free. Please note, we are not offering brewery tours at this time.


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