STORM BREWING in Newfoundland Ltd., proud to be independently owned and operated, produces unique craft brewed ales and serves a niche marketplace.

STORM BREWING was previously known as Freshwater Brewing Co., founded in 1995 in Carbonear, NL.   STORM has a 7Hl brew length and uses equipment purchased from the defunct Santa Rosa Brewing Co. of Santa Rosa, California.

STORM BREWING is known internationally for success with Zero Emissions Research Initiative (ZERI) experiments including the successful growth of oyster and shiitake mushrooms as well as earthworm cultivation on brewery spent grain.  

STORM BREWING is also known for using non-industry standard 650ml (22oz) bottles - currently sold individually; for bringing back the stubby 341ml beer bottle to Newfoundland in 2004, and for introducing the 341ml Canadian industry standard bottle (long necks) to Newfoundland, which are currently sold in STORM 6-packs.

STORM BREWING is a current Board Member of Beer Canada representing the micro brewers of Ontario and Atlantic Canada.

The owners of STORM BREWING enjoy meeting brewsters and brewers; visiting breweries and brew pubs and quaffing ale around the world – from Alaska to Zimbabwe and many places in between including Marin County, California; Freeport, Maine; Lennoxville, Québec; St. John’s, Newfoundland; Akureyri, Iceland; Islay, Scotland; Stockholm, Sweden, and Swakopmund, Namibia.


STORM BREWING, named to reflect the harsh marine environment of Newfoundland, is the province’s original craft brewery (1995). 

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