What you see

An island at 41° N latitude, the most southern point of Canada, known as Middle Island, marks the beginning of the North of 41° story.


A beer anchored in Canadian history serving as a compass for all Canadians to know, no matter where they are they’ll always be North of 41°.


A story of unmarked territory, rooted deep within Canadian history that houses an incredible tale.

A passageway for alcohol en route to the United States during prohibition.
A home for a seven bedroom clubhouse where a local gangster built his empire.
A migration spot during the 19th century for escaped slaves, prisoners of war and army deserters seeking asylum in Ontario.

The Story of Middle  Island


The island officially becomes a Canuck after being purchased in 1999 by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

The lighthouse on the island served as a midway point for sailors travelling from Thunder Bay travelling to Michigan.

Prior to the 1950s the island was used as an airstrip.

Folks gathered from near and far and the island saw almost 200 visitors a day.

A border between the United States and Canada lives within the water to Middle Island and sits just 150 metres from the US maritime boundary within Lake Erie.



This refreshing Blonde Ale is brewed using only quality ingredients; 100% 2-row Canadian barley, German Magnum and American Citra hops. The Magnum hops act as a bittering hop for balance and through the dry-hopping process Citra hops provide tropical aromas of peach, lychee and citrus. You’ll enjoy a clean, soft finish without lingering bitterness.




4.4 %

alcohol BY VOLUME


Proudly brewed in Ontario by Hop City Brewing Company's brew master John Gagliardi. Hop City brewery opened in 2009 and set out to brew beer with equal parts flavour, complexity and sessionability.




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