WHAT’S YOUR MEUSE
TRADITION AND TERROIR
Meuse is a farmhouse brewery, farm, and market on a rural 25-acre property in Ontario’s Garden. We make beer that is tied to tradition and molded by our surroundings. We’re a welcoming place for all people to relax in a natural setting.
Being a farmhouse brewery is more than just having a brewery on a farm, it is a mindset. With a focus on traditional European farmhouse ales and strong inspiration from Belgian styles, we craft beers using what is available to us on the farm and from our local region. This is why we draw our name from the River Meuse which runs through France, Belgium, and The Netherlands; the geographical region that we draw our inspiration from. Our beers incorporate water from the well on our farm, homegrown grains, and local hops, fruits, and other adjuncts. The underscoring signature comes from our house yeast tying our beers together; while our mixed fermentation and spontaneous beers blend together our European roots and Norfolk County home. Though not 100% local yet, it is a goal we continually strive for.
LAND STEWARDSHIP AND FARMING
We believe in practicing sustainability in our business and aim to leave the land better than we found it. Establishing the brewery on our farm in 2019, the fields were transitioned to growing organically. Working with ALUS Norfolk the old irrigation pond has been transitioned into a native wetland surrounded by native tallgrass prairie. A later addition saw the implementation of a pollinator hedge row. In 2022, we were invited to join the Norfolk Sustainability Leaders program put on by the Long Point Biosphere to further our commitment to sustainable practices within the brewery and on our farm. We raise a mixed flock of chickens, letting them free range on the farm, and supplementing their diet with spent grain from the brewing process. We’ve started planting fruits and native species with the plan to add to the diversity on our farm.