Quench your thirst and fuel your love for Ontario beer at one of these Ontario breweries. Here are our top Fall picks below!
New Limburg Brewery, Simcoe
If you want traditional, flavourful Belgian style ales, perfect for cooler days, New Limburg Brewing Co. is for you. After moving from Limburg Belgium, father/son duo Mischa and Jo transformed an old school in the country into a microbrewery delivering Belgian style ales to Norfolk Country and beyond. Their flagship beer, the Belgian Blond packs a punch at 7.2% alcohol and offers fruity, spicy, citrusy and peppery notes and is surprisingly refreshing and easy-drinking. Stop by for a pint, taste your way through a flight or fill up one of their beautiful hand-poured white ceramic special edition growlers.
Cowbell Brewing, Blyth
Newly opened Cowbell Brewing in Blyth is a “destination” brewery, bar and restaurant in the heart of Huron County. Located in a massive building made of stone and timber resembling a classic Ontario barn, visitors can view the production process from this carbon neutral brewery’s second floor catwalk. They employ 100 local residents and offer all kinds of drafts as well as a collection of founder brews. Their first release, Absent Landlord Country Kölsch is a must try and goes well with Ontario cheese, grilled meats and even pastries, who knew?
TWB Brewing, Kitchener
Together We’re Bitter (TWB) Co-operative Brewery runs things a little differently in Kitchener. As a multi-stakeholder co-operative, workers and community supporters own the business and have their say on what happens. Their tiny tasting room located in the brewery is relaxed, warm and full of locals who love craft beer. TWB rotates their tap between 8 home brews and sales from their Hydrocut Session IPA goes to maintaining and growing Waterloo Region’s system of mountain bike trails.
Broadhead Brewing Company, Ottawa
Add together two large noggins and one basement brewery to get Broadhead Brewing Company. Founded and constructed by two best pals from Ottawa, Broadhead Brewery kicks out over ten types of beer including a few ales, an IPA, an amber, a stout and more. Their once seasonal and oh so crisp Bodacious Blueberry Blonde is now available all year round and packs a delicious berry punch. Available at the brewery, you can also find it in adjacent retail stores.
Steam Whistle Brewing, Toronto
Steam Whistle doesn’t mess with a good thing, brewing just one beer with four natural ingredients since 1998. Located in the historic John St. Roundhouse, next to the CN Tower their pilsner is brewed fresh and locally using only spring water, malted barley, hops and yeast. They are Canada’s largest independent craft brewer and have recently been named as one of Canada’s Best Managed companies for the ninth year in a row.