Brewery Roundup: Canton Brewing Co.

Before 2014 when Canton Brewing Co. came back to life, Canton was the second largest city in Ohio without a brewery. The space on Third Street and Market N is based on the history of the five breweries that were in Canton before Prohibition. They drank Canton Brewing Co. beer the night professional football was founded in Canton.

Owner: David Beule
Brewmaster: Aaron Swink
Top menu picks: The Hot Sicilian, $10.87; The Classic Pizza, $12.65
Year Started: 2014
Primary beers:
Tuscora Pilsner, German-Style Pilsner, 5.3% ABV, 14 IBU
Cascade Pale Ale, Pale Ale, 5.8% ABV, 34 IBU
Carpe Noctem, Coffee Porter, 6.8% ABV, 25 IBU
New brews:
Vis Vitae, a West Coast IPA
Football Town, an American pale ale
Noteworthy seasonals & rotationals:
From Ohio with love, Saison, 5.5% ABV, 20 IBU
Stark Stout, Dry Irish Stout, 4.5% ABV, 42 IBU
Weeeee!, Scotch Ale, 9.7% ABV, 25 IBU
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Weeeee!, Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale, 10% ABV, 54 IBU
Barrel-Aged Apella, Belgian Strong Dark, 9.7% ABV, 35 IBU
Zoe Farms Elderberry, Saison, 6.2% ABV, 30 IBU

The story so far

Before 2014 when Canton Brewing Co. came back to life, Canton was the second largest city in Ohio without a brewery. The space on Third Street and Market N is based on the history of the five breweries that were in Canton before Prohibition. They drank Canton Brewing Co. beer the night professional football was founded in Canton.

Future plans

We are going to market our new Canton room in the Speakeasy for team-building meetings during the day and office parties at night.

More on the new brewmaster

Aaron Swink is from Central Coast Brewing in San Luis Obispo, California. He received multiple gold medals from the Great American Beer Festival and one World Beer Cup gold medal. He’s going to bring West Coast style to Canton, Ohio.

New brews

Aaron just brewed Vis Vitae, a West Coast IPA that is fruity but not bitter like your typical Ohio IPA, and “Football Town,” an American pale ale with some of the newest hops on the market. A multi-gran saison is out now as well.

Favorite brewery beer?

Tuscora Pilsner, our flagship beer.

Favorite competitor brew?

Fat Head’s “Head Hunter.”

Events / competitions

We just helped the Rotary Club of Canton organize the “Canton Oktoberfest” on September 21.

120 Third St. NW, Canton | drinkcantonbeer.com

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass