Ontario is home to an abundance of local wineries and breweries just a hop skip and a jump away from most homes. The big trend right now: craft breweries. All across Ontario you can find local breweries that pay tribute their brewing location. We have some of the best local breweries in our areas of service.
Here are the top five local breweries:
Prince Edward County
County Road is a farmhouse brewery located in Prince Edward County. Using local ingredients whenever possible, they focus on producing innovative, interesting and complex craft beer inspired by the farming community that we live and work in. A visit to the brewery offers a sophisticated yet unpretentious tasting and dining experience.
In the middle of cottage country, Boshkung Brewing Co. is home to great local craft beer, a beautiful and upscale restaurant, and a Tasting Room with panoramic views of Mary Lake. Enjoy a glass or two in their tasting room or try a pint and a bite to eat dinner at Rhubarb Restaurant where all things are made in house!
From May to December make your way to Beaver Valley Orchard & Cidery, and step back in time where you can learn and taste the naturally fermented cider in a peaceful rural setting. Walk along the 8-acre orchard and relax among the tree-lined fence that strolls down the valley. Spend the afternoon by taking a tour of the cidery where you can enjoy complimentary tastings, or if you’re really hungry, purchase a glass of wine and receive a free tray of perfectly paired artisanal cheese. After, you can spend the rest of your day relaxing in their newly renovated heritage barn, the Tasting Room, where you can sample and purchase cider.
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Located in the heart of Roncesvalles, Bandit Brewery is a small microbrewery that has a patio to die for. This open concept beer hall is home to 20 beers on tap including 15 original brews and a handful of craft brews. Inspired by the experience and atmosphere of German beer gardens, the Bandit Brewery beer garden is one patio that brings people and conversations together. Spend an afternoon in their beer garden and enjoy a pint…or two.
Nestled in the heart of Muskoka, Muskoka Brewery handcrafts premium beers as unique and refreshing as the region they're from. Founders Gary McMullen and Kirk Evans kicked the doors of Muskoka Brewery open in June of 1996. What started as a very small and dedicated team has quickly grown to a passionate band of craft beer lovers over 130 strong.