About Side Launch Brewing Company

Our name, Side Launch Brewing Company, celebrates the deep-rooted history of shipbuilding that has fuelled our town since the late 1880s. For over a hundred years, Collingwood was responsible for building lake freighters designed to fit through the narrow locks of the St. Lawrence Seaway. During World War II, Collingwood Shipbuilding was contracted to build 23 warships for the Canadian Navy.

Due to the geographical constraints of the bay, these massive ships couldn’t be launched into water the conventional way: bow or stern first. Instead, they were launched sideways or “side launched”. 

As one of the only places in North America to introduce ships to water this way, people would travel from all over Canada and the US to get a taste of these momentous events. 

We hope the same happens with our beers. 

Beers made by Side Launch Brewing Company

Coffee Lager

Euro Dark Lager

Dark Lager

Munich Dunkel Lager

Down Under Double IPA

American Double / Imperial IPA

Dry-Hopped Sour

American Wild / Sour Ale


English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Hibiscus Sour

Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Midnight Lager

Euro Dark Lager

Mountain Lager

Munich Helles Lager

Mule Lager

Fruit / Vegetable Beer


Light Lager

Pale Ale

American Pale Ale (APA)

Passionate Sour

American Wild / Sour Ale

Session Seven

American IPA



Aloha Sour

Seasonal American Wild / Sour Ale

Brewery Contact

Phone Number

+1 (705) 293-5511

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