United Craft and New Ontario Brewing Sign Production Agreement for Highlander Brew Co. Brands

TORONTO & NORTH BAY, ONUnited Craft, a Toronto-based company that owns and represents a number of Ontario beer brands, has announced that it has reached an agreement with North Bay’s New Ontario Brewing to continue production of its Highlander Brew Co. brands.

This follows an announcement last month that the Highlander brewery in South River would be renamed South River Brewing.

According to a statement from United Craft, it purchased the Highlander brands in April 2019, while the brewery owners retained the facility and produced the beers under contract until their decision to rebrand under the South River name.

As part of new agreement between United Craft and New Ontario, Highlander’s original founder and brewmaster Brian Wilson has relocated to North Bay and joined the New Ontario team.

Highlander will be relaunched in early 2021 with its two flagship beers, Scottish Ale and Smoked Porter. South River will also continue producing its own version of those beers.

For more details, see the full statement from United Craft, as well as articles at North Bay Nugget and Bay Today.

Source & Photo: United Craft press release