Posted September 22, 2018
Natterjack Brewing now open in West Lorne
West Lorne – Natterjack Brewing Co. opens Saturday September 22, 2018 at 25292 Talbot Line in West Lorne – part of Elgin County.
The brewery, located near the shores of Lake Erie, was founded by the Soos family – Peter, Kathy, Dan, Racheal, Elise and Danica – whom have dedicated the brewery to Matt Soos, who died in 2015.
“Some see him the as the “Beer Man,” or the man of “unique” ideas. To our family we call him Son, Brother and Uncle. Matt has given us inspiration to thrive in what is now our passion. Matthew Derek Soos (1989) was a man of all trades growing up farming and going to school in the small community of West Elgin. He started a school career, graduating from the Bio-Resource Management Honours program at the University of Guelph (2012), and then graduated from a pristine class of 30 students at Niagara College in the Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management, program (2015),” the Soos family writes.
They continue, “Matt was well known in the community of West Elgin and within the community of Craft beer, devoting the majority of his time to hops, malt, yeast, fermentation and unique ingredients. Working in multiple breweries in Ontario, his passion for this industry kept growing. He knew that one day, he would have a brewery of his own.”
Natterjack Brewing will feature a tap room and retail store offering Natterjack Toad Belgium Blond, Soos’ Juices American Strong Ale, and The Logger Smoked Lager.
Operating hours are Thu 4-8pm, Fri 4-9pm, Sat 12-8pm, and Sun 12-5pm.