George Beardmore had a huge vision for a small tannery he purchased in Acton Ontario in 1856. By 1899 the tannery had grown to an impressive one-million square feet. The iconic Beardmore and Co. water tower stood high above the many buildings that covered the 160-acre site. At its peak it was largest tannery in the entire British Empire! We’re sure many workers at the tannery enjoyed a cool refreshing ale after their long workday. We hope you enjoy ours too.