We forage and blend and brew so you can energize and focus and relax

Delicious functional SuperTonics, crafted by chefs and nutritionists with botanicals from the boreal forest and adaptogens; energizing chaga, focusing lion’s mane and relaxing reishi.

We care about what you're putting into your body

 We don’t think you should have to sacrifice your health or wellness to have a great drink. That’s why all of our drinks contain neither sugar nor sweeteners 🤢, are 100% plant based 😁 and preservative and alcohol free.

What people are saying

“What a cool and unique flavour and concept, we love it.”

Karolina Rzadkowolska

“Your brew is delicious and I will be ordering more soon.”

Innis McGuiness

“I can’t get over this. The nose just blows me away. It might be one of the best drinks I’ve ever had.”

Sam Reinhart

Three drinks to enhance your life

The energetic​ one

What's in it?

Sustainably foraged adaptogenic and energizing chaga from Northern Canada, distilled spruce tips and blueberries.  

What does it taste like?

Refreshingly herbaceous, hints of fruit and gently carbonated. If you like coffee spritzers or Italian bitters you’ll love this drink. 

When to drink it?

Anytime you need to energize but don’t want jitters. For brunch, it makes a sensational coffee spritzer, on its own with a dash of lemon it makes for a fantastic alternative to artificial energy drinks. 

The focused one

What's in it?

We brew this tonic with real nootropic focusing lion’s mane, confident juniper berries and and vibrant Canadian sumac. 

What does it taste like?

This is Mike’s favourite, citrus-forward, confidently herbal and resolutely upbeat. If you like a G&T, you’ll be a fan.

When to drink it?

In the days when we could still meet friends in bars, (they will return) this was our go-to after midnight drink, on the rocks or as a mixer. Now we use it to help us keep focused in Zoom meetings. 

The relaxed one

What's in it?

The perfect partner for unwinding and relaxing, brewed with adaptogenic reishi, elderberries and gentle birch. 

What does it taste like?

We call this our summer romance, complex and balanced, with subtle berry flavours. A dry rose on a sunny dock,  with bubbles. 

When to drink it?

From movie nights at home to relaxing on a dock on Lake Muskoka on a hot summer’s day, this gorgeously rose botanical tonic delivers all the chill that only reishi and elderberry can bring to the party. 

The latest news from the blog

Our drinks make functional, nootropic and adaptogenic plants available and accessible to everybody as part of a beautifully balanced range of botanical tonics, each with a distinct profile.

They are brewed with real nootropics, adaptogens and botanicals, such as elderberries, juniper and sumac, carefully selected to create an amazing drinking experience. 

No sugar, no artificial sweeteners, no sodium, caffeine or alcohol. Just real botanical goodness, in a can. 

First off, functional mushrooms are not magic or psychoactive mushrooms – in short, they don’t create a high or mind-altering experience.

Functional mushrooms include chaga, lion’s mane, reishi and many others. They deliver a wide variety of nutrients thought to be beneficial to the human body and mind.

If you’d like to learn more, we highly recommend reading The Fungal Pharmacy written by Robert Rogers.

Simple enough for beginners to understand yet enough data to support the science behind the benefits of mushrooms, anybody interested in actually living their #bestlife should read this book.

If this sounds a bit much, start with this TEDMED video by Paul Stamets.

Adaptogens are naturally occurring substances that protect the body from stress. They do this by optimizing and stabilizing its physiological functions.

The term adaptogen was first developed by the Russian toxicologist Nikolay Lazarev in 1947. He used it to describe ‘substances that increase the state of non-specific resistance’ in stress.

You can read more about adaptogens here.

You can drink our tonics straight from the can, but their complex flavour really opens up when enjoyed from a glass. 

From our founders, Mike likes his over ice, Andreas likes his cool but not chilled too much – cellar temperature. 

In addition to being great as they are, they also make sensational mixers for cocktails with an without alcohol as well as one of the best coffee spritzers we have ever tasted. 


All of our drinks are 100% plant-based. No animal products are being used during production. 

A commitment to sustainability is one of the core beliefs we share.

Our cans are made from aluminum, which gets recycled multiple times – according to the Canadian Aluminum Association, 75% of all aluminum produced when it first entered the product market as foil and packaging in the early 1900s still in use today in some form.

The chaga we use is being foraged in a sustainable and responsible way in Northern Ontario.

20% of the mushroom is left on the tree to regrow and any chaga less than the size of a basketball is left alone. Trees are GPS tracked for observation on growth rate and the general health of chaga in the forest. 

Our reishi and lion’s mane are farmed on wooden logs. 

Yes, our drinks are gently carbonated and micro-filtered. The carbonation helps to lift the subtle flavours and creates an amazing drinking experience. 

On this website from our online store, and from a steadily growing list of retailers

Unfortunately, shipping drinks across Canada is not cheap.

We are paying part of the shipping, but, because we’re a small business and not a well-known online retailer owned by the richest man in the world, can’t cover the entire cost for all destinations.

Our shipping rates are:

Ontario and Quebec

6 pack: $5

12 pack: free

Rest of Canada

6 pack: $10

12 pack: $5


6 pack: $15

12 pack: $10

Why is the shipping for 6 cans more expensive than for 12 cans?

The cost to us of shipping six cans is only marginally cheaper than shipping 12 cans. Because we earn more money when we sell you 12 cans we can pay for a larger percentage of the shipping.

If you are an influencer/mushroom fan or mixologist who’d like to work with us, please send an email to partnerships@borealbrewing.ca

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