About Maclean's Ales Inc.

Many years ago, Charles MacLean developed a passion for two things. By day he loved riding motorcycles and, when the day was done, he enjoyed great beer. So, in 1978 he decided take an epic journey. He traveled overseas to ride a Norton Commando through the beautiful English countryside.

After months of experiencing the best ales in England, he found his gas tank empty and his trip funds running low. As luck would have it, Charles found a nearby pub that not only gave him a job tending the bar, but also introduced him to the craft of brewing beer.

Once home, Charles began brewing his own ales in tribute to his time spent in England. His passion flourished, as he became one of Ontario’s pioneering independent craft brewers. As other small breweries came and went over the years, Charles continued to follow heart and taste buds. This eventually led to what has become his signature ale, the very same one that today bears his name.

Beers made by Maclean's Ales Inc.

Armchair Scotch Ale

Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Bent Spoke

American IPA

Cherry Porter

American Porter

Dark Lager

Euro Dark Lager


Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Farmhouse Blonde

American Blonde Ale

India Pale Ale

American IPA

Low Gear

American Blonde Ale

Luck & Charm

Oatmeal Stout

MacLean's Lager

American Adjunct Lager

Mildmay Mild

English Dark Mild Ale

Old Angus

English Brown Ale

Pale Ale

English Pale Ale

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Maclean's Ales Inc. Address

52 14th Ave.
Hanover, Ontario, Canada

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