About Us

Walking through Smiths Falls

4 Degrees Brewing Company is the first brewing company located in Smiths Falls, Ontario where all five owners live and work. Our goal is to bring craft brewing to the heart of the Rideau Canal.

Smiths Falls is centrally located in Eastern Ontario with quick and easy access to larger markets like Kingston, Ottawa and Toronto.

Our two lifestyle beers: True North of 7 and True South of 7 are distinctly unique beers that represent what we love. True North of 7 is an easy drinking Helles Lager with subtle hoppiness undertones. Our True South of 7 is a Red Cream, crisp amber-hued ale with just a hint of caramel undertones.

Our two hometown heritage beers: Frost & Wood ’55 and Old Slys ‘69 pay homage to the history of Smiths Falls including the Frost & Wood factory which closed in 1955 and the Rideau Canal Locks, of which Smiths Falls is at the centre, and specifically Old Slys locks where the crab has been cranked for many years.

We are also the only local renter of the Bottoms Up beer dispensing system.

Meet Our Team: The five owners: Nick Ritchie, Andrew Howard, Joe Adams, Chris Haines and Tim Vandermeer, bring over 30 years of friendship and plenty of beer drinking experience to the table. But they also have a passion for their community and developing a successful brewing company that will generate growth and highlight Smiths Falls. Jeff Murphy is our Operations Manager who will coordinate sales, delivery, events and anything else you may need.

Community involvement as well as promoting Smiths Falls is just as important to us as our beer.