Member Feature: Old Flame Brewing Co.


 Old Flame Brewing Co., nestled in the Historic Downtown of Port Perry, Ontario. The brewery is both a destination for travellers and a community hub for locals. Built in 1874, the brewery is housed in the former Ontario Carriage Works Factory. The building was painstakingly revived to mirror its grand former self. The building also served as a wood shop and blacksmith’s forge during this time. Beginning in the early 1900s, the building changed hands and uses several times. It became home to a Massey-Harris dealership, a shoe factory, a lumber yard, a farm equipment supplier, and a textile factory, before converting to its more recent use as Port Perry’s LCBO, in 1976. Old Flame moved in September 2013 and became dedicated to telling and preserving the building’s rich history. Renovations took 11 months to bring the building back to its original grandeur, and the doors to the brewery finally opened.