Black Swan Brewing Company is a partnership between Bruce Pepper and Ryan Stokes, both teachers with a long tradition of brewing. After years of home brewing and developing outstanding recipes, Bruce and Ryan launched Black Swan Brewing Company in the heart of iconic Stratford Ontario.
We like good beer and encourage our customers to do the same by maybe drinking less, but definitely drinking better. We love our city and all that it has to offer. This love, paired with our experience in home brewing has culminated in the opening of Black Swan Brewing Co., a microbrewery and taproom that offers retail sales of Black Swan beers in the downtown core of Stratford. We also distribute kegged beer to local restaurants and bars that are keen to provide clientele with top quality, local beer. We're continuously working on additional interesting, flavour-forward beers to augment our steady offering of three styles - English Pale Ale, Porter, & India Pale Ale. These staple beer styles vary greatly in malt character, hop profiles, aromatic intensity and colour. We aim to meet the need of consumers who are looking for flavour forward, high quality craft beers that remain true to style, but are not afraid to push the boundaries of beer flavour and aroma.
Our beer has - to our delight - quickly developed a strong and passionate local fan base, and we look forward to expanding that fan base by sharing our beer with tourists who are new to Stratford and/or to Black Swan.