Located in Gravenhurst Ontario, the gateway to Muskoka, Sawdust City Brewing Company is dedicated to the art and science of creating exceptional craft beers. 

In addition to our year-round brands, we brew exceptional seasonal offerings, exciting limited batch brews, barrel-aged and experimental beers. Of course all of our beers are all-natural and made with only the finest ingredients. We don’t take ourselves too seriously as our labels express and hey, beer should be fun! What we do take seriously is the quality of our beers, which we are sure you will enjoy.

Sawdust City Brewing Co. encourages diversity in our community, not just because it’s the right thing to do but because it makes us a better and stronger company. 


Founded, owned and operated by Rob & Karla Engman and co-founded with Sam Corbeil, Sawdust City Brewing Company first began brewing beer at the Niagara College Teaching Brewery on Halloween 2011. During that time, recipes and brands were developed and perfected. In July 2013, the former Canadian Tire building in Gravenhurst was purchased and just one year later, in July 2014, the first official beer brewed at Sawdust City Brewing Company was packaged out of the brand new tanks. Proud to call Gravenhurst home, ‘Sawdust City’ was the nickname of the town in the days when mills and lumberyards lined the shores of Lake Muskoka in Gravenhurst. 

Natural Ingredients Hand Selected


We search far and wide for our brewing ingredients with a focus on quality. Starting with pure Muskoka water, we ensure every Sawdust City beer contains the finest malts and choicest hops. 

Our uncompromising approach when  sourcing our ingredients is reflected in our brews.


We produce traditional ales and lagers in an array of styles, but there is nothing traditional about the flavour. Our brewmaster, Sam Corbeil, and his talented team create exciting beers that expand the borders of traditional flavour profiles. The rule at Sawdust City is there are no rules. We are just here to make great beer.

Gravenhurst Bar


The 20,000 sq. ft. facility is located on the main street of Gravenhurst and includes a 24hL Canadian-made brewhouse, canning line, barrel-aging room, a full event centre,  a large retail store and bar, endearingly titled ‘The Saloon’. The retail store sells cans, bottles and growlers, Canadian-made merchandise, and local products. We are dedicated to being as local and sustainable as possible, making sure everything we sell is responsibly sourced. The focal point of our bar is a 24-foot live-edge bar milled from a 100-year-old naturally-felled pine tree, honouring the long history of logging in Muskoka.

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 Sawdust City Welcome


We are committed to creating an environment that is inclusive of all. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please check out our Code of Conduct.