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Something in the Water Brewing Co.


Something in the Water is a curious beverage company based in Toronto. Co-founded by Steve Waugh, Mike Lee and Rick Tanton, 3 former advertising agency executives with a passion for branding, and of course beer.

We began our curious beverage journey in March 2020 (good timing!) with a sour beer: Lee River Blackberry Vanilla sour and secured a single LCBO listing 6 months later. Over the next year, we navigated LCBO expansion, a failed entry in Alberta, brief stints in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and listings at Loblaws, Sobeys and Metro, only to realize that maybe a single sour beer wasn’t enough to match our dreams of what Something in the Water should be.

2021 saw some changes where we expanded our company’s focus on curious beverages, not just curious beers. We created our Grace Bay Rum Cask Canadian Whisky, which won Silver at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and submitted our Sweet Brunch Stout to the World Beer Awards and won Silver. And most significantly, we began construction of our flagship brewery and taproom in Toronto’s Liberty Village.

2022 has been an exciting with Liberty Village opening in May and our second location in Kingston opening in October. We now have a product portfolio of over 15 curious beverages (3 of which you can find in the LCBO). We are continuing our unwavering quest to develop new curious beverages to bring to market through our Kingston and Toronto breweries.