Brewed With History and Hops

Abe Erb is about hard work

Brewed With History and Hops

It’s about independence. If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. It’s a work ethic not often found these days. A tried and true spirit that harkens back to a time before technology saturated the earth, when things were handcrafted, and the only reward needed was an honest pint of beer. We’re here to do right by the old man. Blood, sweat and beers.

The Ol’ Story

The history of Waterloo County, Ontario, is much indebted to two Mennonite brothers, Abraham and John Erb, who in the early 19th century decided to leave Pennsylvania in search of new opportunity in the wilderness of Upper Canada.

Abraham’s role in the founding of Waterloo appears to have been important in two areas – early industry and pioneer education. With respect to industry, he was personally responsible for giving accommodation, training, or employment to a considerable number of Pennsylvania immigrants who found their way to his doorstep in the early part of the century.

All for one, beer for all.

Our vision was created out of the pure enjoyment we have when friends, food, and a few good drinks come together. For us, beer is a passionate endeavor best shared with others. With two brewpubs situated in the heart of Kitchener-Waterloo and a third in the village of Ayr, Abe Erb seeks to celebrate our Region’s rich local heritage while toasting to its bright and beer-filled future.

Come visit us at our beautiful, unique brewpubs and enjoy the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of the brewing process. Enjoy some good beer, good eats, and good conversation with a full view of our brewhouse and production facilities. All of our beer is brewed in-house with the intention to create interesting, flavourful, and delicious beers that you can enjoy with family and friends at our house or yours.  Our menus are created to pair perfectly with your pint, so stop by anytime for something delicious.

Can’t stay for a beer? Our beer shops are always loaded with fresh cans and growlers for all you to-go beer needs. Find us in select LCBO, The Beer Store, and grocery stores across Ontario, too.

Let’s raise a glass to putting your stake down.