Royal Docks Brewing Co. – Canton, Ohio Brewery

THE STORY

Royal Docks is located in Canton, Ohio. We are a brewery and taproom that fuses the craft beer renaissance with British pub culture in a contemporary, American style.

We, the folks behind Royal Docks, are Canton natives that were lucky to call Britain home for a couple of years. Although our time there was brief, it didn’t take long for us to fall in love with the pub – a decidedly British concept that we are excited to bring back and share with you.

The pub is a vital part of a community’s social fabric. It’s a place where the welcome is a little warmer, the room is a little cozier, the barkeep is a little friendlier and the crowd is somehow a wee bit more familiar – even if it’s your first time there.

That’s what Royal Docks hopes to achieve. We don’t aspire to be a national chain or a regional 6-pack phenomenon. We’re not trying to be a hidden treasure or cater exclusively to eccentric tastes. We’re just jazzed about making good beer, fostering a comfortable environment and sharing it with our friends and neighbors.

If that sounds like your kind of scene, then stop in for a beer and maybe a bite to eat as we build a community hub right here in Canton, Ohio.

With your help we’ve made our dream a reality and are excited to share the progress with you.  We thank you for the ongoing support as we continue to build and provide you with award winning brews!

Cheers!

OUR NAME

Royal Docks Brewing Company

As with much of this story, our name is unique because we lived it.  While living in the United Kingdom, we spent over a year in the Docklands area of London.  This area, located in East London is unique and rich in history.  Situated along the Thames river, it was originally the Royal Albert Dock, Royal Victoria Dock and the King George V Dock.  Its commercial success was very important to the city during the first half of the 20th century.

The Royal Docks suffered severe damage during WWII from the German bombing raids during The London Blitz.  Recovery after the war was slow and never returned to its glory days.  The areas closure led to high levels of unemployment and social deprivation.

The area has been going through redevelopment since the early 1980s with improved local transport, new residential buildings and commercial developments.  With London City Airport connecting London to the rest of Europe and Crossrail project near completion, the Royal Docks area is one that will continue to evolve.

With a history of progression, hard work and strong local tradition the name Royal Docks brings a lot of meaning to our story.  While living in the area, we were able to get a glimpse of history and felt it was only fitting that the name live on.

It was on the bank of Western Gateway Rd. along the main dock that the name came about…  Grab a pint of 67 Alaska, DLR or perhaps SE16 and be sure to ask us about the names!

MEDIA

Interview with Two Brews – (Two Brews Podcast – 01.2016)

Three locally crafted holiday brews to try – (Canton Repository – 12.14.2015)

Royal Docks brewing with British flair in Northeast Ohio – (Cleveland Plain Dealer/cleveland.com – 11.25.2015)

Royal Docks launches B-Side Medley series – (Ohio.com – 11.19.2015)

BREW VIEW UPDATE: Royal Docks Brewing Company – (About Magazine Stark County – 11.11.2015)

Top 10 Bars In Canton, Ohio – (The Culture Trip – 11.09.2015)

Royal Docks supporting One Warm Coat effort – (Ohio.com – 11.03.2015)

Passion fuels local brewery scene – (Canton Repository – 09.30.2015) – (Ohio.com – 11.03.2015)

Royal Docks reports being drank dry – (Ohio.com – 09.08.2015)

Royal Docks inspire US brewers – (London’s Royal Docks – 07.22.2015)

Rhythm & Brews 2015 – (Facebook – 06.30.2015)

Beer story sampler – (Ohio Breweries – 06.29.2015)

Jackson’s Royal Docks Brewing taking shape; late summer open planned – (Canton Repository – 06.28.2015)

5 Reasons To Visit Canton – (ClevelandPLUS+ 06.23.2015)

Beer notes: Pliny the Elder wins again; Jackie O’s at Fishers; Rhythm & Brews winners – (Ohio.com – 06.23.2015)

White Rajah, Royal Docks win Rhythm & Brews – (The Beer Blog – 06.19.2015)

Royal Docks Brewing coming to Stark County – (Akron Beacon Journal – 04.28.2015)

The Brew View – (About Magazine Stark County – 02.05.2015)

Local breweries offer seasonal selections – (Canton Repository – 10.22.2014)

BEERS

At Royal Docks we strive to create new, exciting and forward-thinking beers focusing on quality and drinkability. We take inspiration from the classic brewing traditions of England as well as our peers in the craft brewing industry who bring vibrant new flavors and ideas to the world of beer.

Whether we are developing new techniques, adjusting conventional methods, or bringing the forgotten styles back into the limelight, we create each beer with the same level of care, attention and respect.

We brew beer that has a wide appeal because at Royal Docks we love to drink beer that can suite any mood. As the harshest critics of our own work, we will only release beers that are of a high standard, well balanced and drinkable.

FIND Royal Docks BEER

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BEERS ON TAP (subject to change without notice)

 

SE16 Pils
A traditional German-style Pils with a balanced noble hop presence.
15 IBU | 4.5% ABV

DLR
Our lightest offering, DLR is a true lager in the spirit of the continental and American beers that have displaced traditional ales in the British pub.
15 IBU | 4.8% ABV

67 Alaska
Our lightest full-time offering, 67 is an ale brewed in the tradition of the beers of Köln, Germany. Very pale with a medium body and a mild but assertive flavour, noble pedigree German hops round out the aroma and malt sweetness. Drinks like a craft version a light American lager.
23 IBU | 5.2% ABV

Whitechapel WItPA
A Belgian Wit inspired sessionable IPA. Fermented with our Belgian yeast strain, heavily hopped with Mosaic and spiced with curaçao orange peel. Served unfiltered.
50 IBU | 5.1% ABV

White Horse Pale Ale
A light and refreshing Pale Ale named after our brewmaster’s favorite pub – The White Horse on Parson’s Green.
45 IBU | 4.1% ABV

Royal Victoria IPA
A saucy monster that hits every note, just like Her Majesty.  Bitter, sweet, malty, floral and spicy!
70 IBU | 7.2% ABV

Roundabout
A nice, easy drinking red ale with a malt-balanced hop character inspired by the table beers of Colorado.
38 IBU | 6.5% ABV

Prodigal Sun IPA
The very first beer brewed at our Jackson brewery!  Named after the heavy doses of citrusy hops grown in America – England’s prodigal son.
83 IBU | 6.6% ABV

Docklands Porter
The porter style gained massive popularity in the 18th century driven mainly by the thirst of London dockworkers. Our porter features roasted and chocolate notes for a very flavourful beer for any occupation.
50 IBU | 7.2% ABV

Sezonul Deosebit
A Saison-style ale with a deep orange colour. Fermented in spent wooden wine barrels, as has been the tradition of farmhouse brewers in the European countryside from Brussels to Bucharest to the Baltic Sea for centuries. Belgian phenolic and heavy citrus flavours from the yeast support the tannins and toast from the oak.
32 IBU | 6.4% ABV

BECAUSE Belgian Golden Ale
A refreshing Belgian ale fermented in oaken casks with our own proprietary blend of yeast strains. Sweet and deep golden in color with hints of banana and citrus. Our first release in the “B-Side Medley” collection of 10 beers over the next year.
21 IBU | 5% ABV

LONDON Signature
An amber beer made with barley and hops from England featuring light, toasted malt notes and a Fuggle hop background.
40 IBU | 6% ABV

120 Shilling Scotch Ale
Dark brown with ruby highlights brewed with the finest Maris Otter malt from England and caramel malts from Holland, our 120/- boasts a forceful and complex maltiness with hints of smoke and peat and a finish reminiscent of chocolate covered cherries. A wee heavy, but not for wee laddies.
27 IBU | 8.1% ABV

Tanglefoot IPA
Our homage to one of the fabled magical ales possessed by King Arthur’s father to ‘befuddle the mind and tangle the feet’ of his enemies. Dry hopped with Mosaic, this IPA is full bodied with a strong citrus presence.
84 IBU | 6.3% ABV

VLAD  Award Winner @ Brewfest Wooster 2016
He was always sneaky. Vlad Țepeș – better known as Vlad Dracula the Impaler – was from Bran Castle just a few short miles from the town of Brașov where John was born. Known for his ferocity in battle and his unequalled defense of Romanians and Bulgarians against the Ottomans, Vlad the Impaler is a folk hero in his native Transylvania. This award winning Imperial Stout is strong, righteous and worthy of being named in his honor.
74 IBU | 11% ABV

ONE SWEET DREAM™  A Stock Ale brewed in the spirit of the American Colonial brewing tradition. Our second release in the “B-Side Medley” collection of 10 beers over the next year, this beer will be a limited edition release; hand packaged, corked, caged and sealed 750 ml. bottles soon available.
38 IBU | 9.9% ABV

BABA YAGA™  Named after one of the tall-ship Clippers that carried coffee from the Horn of Africa to the London docks in the golden age of the coffee trade, our collaboration brew with Tree City Coffee and Solstice Roasters utilizes a blend of beans roasted to highlight what is special about both the bean and the beer.
50 IBU | 7.2% ABV

Yuletide Ale
‘Twas a month before Christmas, when down at the brewery;
no mash was stirring, not a barkeep did scurry.
The hoses were hung o’er kettle with care;
in hopes that all Canton soon would drink there.
The casks just like children nestled snug in their beds,
while aged a boldly spiced ale ‘neath their oaken heads.
The whole town was waiting for that day before Thanks;
when that sweet nectar would flow from Royal Docks’ tanks.

When out by the taps there arose such a clatter;
the bar was eight deep with patrons and chatter!
Out to the faucets tenders drew with a burst;
Yuletide Ale to pour to quench Jackson’s holiday thirst.

And the whole township was merry from their toes to their tops; the season made better by family, friends, malt, yeast and hops. And raising their ale in a toast for all to hear;

“Hoppy Christmas to all and to all a good beer”.

36 IBU | 7.2% ABV

KOMBUCHA

What is Kombucha and is it good for you?

 

What is kombucha?

Kombucha is an “ancient fermented tea beverage” that has a natural effervescence (like bubbly carbonation) that is full of probiotics, antioxidants, B vitamins and so much more.

It has roots in China, specifically the Qin Dynasty in 220 BCE with proven records of it traveling to Russia – eventually thriving to the health-conscious hippy communities of the 1970’s.

What are the ingredients?

The ingredients are simple. It’s tea + water + sugar + SCOBY (a fermenting culture that is made from previous batches that stands for symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast).

What are the nutritional benefits?

Kombucha is known for being a great source of probiotics (healthy bacteria) for the intestines, with loads of vitamins, and detoxification properties to cleanse the body and support a healthy immune system.

What does it taste like?

Some say that you must acquire the taste because it is sour and vinegar-like, however I loved it from the beginning. It’s tart, refreshing, with fuzzy bubbles that tingle in your stomach – definitely a great alternative to soda if you crave that sensation.

Does it have alcohol or caffeine?

The longer it ferments, the higher the alcohol percentage, however all store brands are regulated to be under the alcohol limit. If you are brewing it yourself, just be cautious that you don’t have accurate measurements of its alcohol content. For me personally, I tend to get a slight relaxing buzz when I drink certain brands of kombucha. As for caffeine, the fermentation process also “alters the caffeine molecules” so it is not as potent as freshly brewed black tea.

Where can I buy kombucha?

Kombucha will be available at the brewery starting in 2016.  We are currently brewing a couple of different flavors which will make it to the taproom taps.

FOOD

Food Menu

Food Menu – (subject to change without notice)

STORE

Currently limited merchandise and items are available for online purchase and delivery.
We will be releasing a full store in early 2016 but for now please use our Facebook Store.

ONLINE STORE HERE

LOCATION

Where else would you find Royal Docks? Nobles Pond of course.

We are now OPEN.  We promise to make this a unique experience that will bring you back.

Brew Pub and Kitchen Hours

Monday          4:00 – 10:00 pm
Tuesday         4:00 – 10:00 pm
Wednesday    4:00 – 11:00 pm
Thursday       4:00 – 11:00 pm
Friday             4:00 – 12:00 am
Saturday        1:00 – 12:00 am
Sunday           1:00 – 8:00 pm

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7162 Fulton Dr NW. Canton, Ohio 44718 (The Marketplace at Nobles Pond)