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Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)

  • Photo of Black Swan Brewing Co.
  • Photo of Black Swan Brewing Co.
  • Photo of Black Swan Brewing Co.
  • Photo of Black Swan Brewing Co.
  • Photo of Black Swan Brewing Co.

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.


Don’t miss the fun due to construction delays!

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