5 Paddles Brewing Company started from humble beginnings as a group of home brewers decided to band together to open a very small brewery in Whitby, Ontario. After a couple of years in business, we moved around the corner to a larger facility. We operate a 10 barrel and 2.5 barrel brew house side-by-side which allows us to brew many different styles of beer. As a result, we're always working on something new but you can also find some of your old favourites in the fridge as well. Cheers!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q- Do you serve beer at the brewery?
A- Yes. We serve 6oz samples and 12oz glasses of beer.
Q- Do you do tours?
A- Yes. We do them on an impromptu basis. If you come in, just ask at the front counter. If you have a larger group, please contact us ahead through facebook or twitter to coordinate.
Q- I see sediment in my bottle. Is it okay to drink?
A- Most of our beer is unfiltered so you may notice some sediment in your bottle. It is absolutely okay to drink. If you would prefer not to, keep the bottle refrigerated and store upright, the sediment will settle to the bottom of the bottle and will stay there with a slow, steady pour.
Q- How long does your beer stay fresh and what is the best way to store them?
A- Most of our beer is best consumed fresh, however, some of them are also perfect for aging. As a general rule, higher alcohol beers are better for aging. We don't recommend aging beers with a prominent hop character (for example, IPAs) as the hop character will degrade quickly with time. If you do choose to age beer, keep in a cool, dark place. The refrigerator is your best option. As most of our beer is unpasteurized and unfiltered, storing it cold will preserve freshness.
Q- Do you accept requests for donations?
A- Due to the large quantity of requests, we do not. We have a select group of charities that are near and dear to us and we donate to them regularly.
Q- Do you take back empties?
A- No. Due to our small size, we do not have room to store empties. Empties can be returned to the Beer Store for a $0.20 deposit.
Q- Do you sell gift certificates?
A- Yes we do! We have amazing wooden tokens available for purchase at the brewery. They are available in $20 denominations.
Q- I'm having a party. How do I get a keg?