Farming Forms Our Foundation
It started on the Edgar family farm, acquired by the Edgars in early 1900. Grains weren’t the only thing being sown on the humble farm in Paris, Ontario. Grit and passion for sustainable agriculture have been central values across the Edgar family’s generations. Great beer is grown here on the Von Edgar Hopyard.
The Stars Aligned to Create Superior Beer
The Edgar family’s foray into brewing all started with their encounter with newly emigrated German Master brewer Christian von Der Heide. Joining forces with Christian was a no-brainer, considering his impressive background in brewing and experience growing up on a farm. With Christian’s expertise, the Paris Beer Company was established. A partnership built on synergies, providing dynamic concoctions and flavour profiles characteristic of the local terroir but with a worldly twist.
Brewed by the Best Meet our Master Brewer, Co-founder, and Managing Partner, Christian Von Der Heide
Paris' First Taproom Brewery Located in the Heart of Paris
The Paris Beer Company
The Paris Beer Company is Paris’ first taproom brewery and beer experience. You can taste and sample the beer at this unique destination with all of your senses. It’s all about the perfect serve enjoyed with delicious food in a second-to-none atmosphere. Our retail experience will inspire you to shop for our curated beers in cans and bottles.
Paris beer is brewed, tapped, bottled, and labelled under one roof in the charming Wincey Mills building. This unique and historic building is in the heart of Paris and is now home to local vendors for shopping and dining experiences. Built in 1889, the original Wincey Mills made and distributed high-quality textiles. Restored and revitalized in 2014, the three-story building now functions as a bustling community hub.
Established in 1850, Paris, Ontario, has been named the Prettiest Little Town in Canada, located just 90 minutes from Toronto. This charming small town is between the Grand River and Nith River and is home to waterfalls, trails and quaint streets, shopping and culinary delights, and historic buildings.
Using Business As a Force for Good
We have always been dedicated to sustainable agricultural practices on our hops & rye farm and sourcing ingredients. Our partnership with the Bruce Trail Conservancy is an extension of this commitment to preservation and sustainability. It is within everyone's best interests to protect one of Ontario's largest land trusts and Canada's longest marked footpath.