Welcome to 21 Marketplace

The Herald Building

The row of buildings along Market Place was built primarily in the 1890s. This block was one of the last commercial sections developed and reflects the Victorian Gothic architecture which was in vogue at the time. Of interest is the heavy cornice, which adorns most of the buildings and is sometimes decorated by ornate brackets or projecting finials. Although some alterations have been made, much of the streetscape remains.

The building at 21 Marketplace, referred to as the “Herald Building”, was built in 1890 for the Dingman brothers. Architecturally, it is a late Victorian building with elements of the Romanesque Revival style. The window lintels are of sandstone. It has a parapet gable topped with finials. There are decorative rounded arches and Tuscan columns. The symmetrical composition of the front facade gives the building an almost classical appearance. These details are indicators of the style of the building.

Our Building Founder’s Story

William Smith Dingman

Stratford had its first weekly newspaper, Perth County News, in 1849, five years before it became a village. By 1886, there were seven weeklies and the dailies were starting to appear. Absalom Dingman, a newspaper publisher from Strathroy, came to Stratford with his family and purchased THE HERALD, a weekly with steadily increasing readership. Three of his sons joined him at the paper, including his eldest, WILLIAM SMITH DINGMAN, and hence began what is described as a newspaper dynasty, which would last 113 years.

In 1890, William moved The Herald into a new building (21 Market Place), designed by the architect Joseph Kilburn, on the south side of Market Square, where it would remain until the merger with the Beacon in 1923. William was active in municipal life, serving as an alderman on the city council and finally as mayor from 1909-1910. It was during his term as mayor that he played key role in bringing water-powered hydro service to Stratford. He was an avid cycler, musician and golfer.

Our Proud Beer Makers

About Us

A heritage-inspired brewery in Stratford, incorporating local ingredients from the vast agricultural community that surrounds us. Our entire beer selection is based on historical Stratford and area memories.

We’re owned and operated by our employees. We have renovated the historical Herald Building, former printing and newspaper office, into The Herald Haus Brew Co.

The Team


Jon Zippel

Co Brewer

Before brewing, Jon was self-employed as a Red Seal cabinetmaker. He came to craft beer as an avid homebrewer and decided to switch careers. He graduated with honours from Niagara College Brewing Management Program. His strengths lie in recipe development and technical brewing. His favourite beers to brew and develop are Fruited Sours, Kolsch’s, German Pilsners and English Ales. He is grateful to find himself surrounded by a great team at Herald Haus and appreciates the opportunity to grow with this new and exciting company.

Favourite HH beer: Can’t choose one, but if he was stuck on an island and could only have one, the H2 would be his pick


Pam Duskocy

Business Manager

We are super excited to announce that Pam Suiter-Duskocy has joined our brewery as our business manager. Pam’s extensive background on business management, from the ground up, will greatly assist our business as we move from a little brewery on Stratford Market Square to a regional beer supplier with products available in the LCBO, The Beer Store and establishments all over South Western Ontario. Pam, who has been too busy for the last week to even take a photo, is working with our team to build our brewery to the next stage.

Madison Ahrens

Graphic Designer/Marketing Coordinator

Madison had a passion for art and design at a young age. She officially started her journey by enrolling in the Marketing and Advertising program at Conestoga College… graduating with distinction and honours. Since then, Madison has worked in the industry for over 5 years. She is extremely excited to create the brand and package design at Herald Haus. Madison has worked on a variety of interesting projects so far and is eager to see what comes next! When she is not working, Madison loves to spend time with her family – currently living with her boyfriend and little, black cat. Some of her hobbies include playing video games, reading comics and lots more geeky stuff.

Favourite HH beer: 21 Haze East Coast Style IPA


Tammy Simons

Inside Sales Rep

Tammy main role is reaching out to the LCBO and Beer Stores across Ontario to maintain relationships with the stores, and their Craft Beer Ambassadors. Getting our product into these locations is her main focus. Along with that, she also sets up tastings for our Territory Sales Manager at Restaurants and Event Venues, to sample and promote our amazing brews with the end goal of having us on their menu!

Tammy and her husband Rick have lived in Stratford their whole lives, and enjoy spending time with their adult children and their families. Travelling to Sunny Florida is a staple in their household. She is full of passion and enthusiasm in everything she does and looks forward to developing relationships across Ontario for the brewery.

Favourite HH beer: Abandoned at the Altar hands down


21 Market Place
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A4


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11am – 9pm
Wednesday: 11am – 9PM
Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday: 11am – 11pm
Saturday: 11am – 11pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm

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