A couple weeks ago, Toronto’s Sugar Beach was home to the Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival! We had a chance to join in the festivites.
With dozens of breweries, cideries, wineries and distilleries in tow, it’s hard to think of a better way to welcome the summer solstice. We raised our glass (a few times!) to the upcoming warm weather with these tasty, local beverages:
1. Ironwood’s “Screachin’ Peach” Cider – it’s a current seasonal fave made with some zippy ginger and only filtered once to retain all of that luscious Ontario peach flavour. Thirsty yet?
2. Just right for summer sippin’, Queen Street 501 Cider by Brickworks is semi-sweet and 100% refreshing. Plus, it’s named after one of Toronto’s oldest and most iconic streetcars. Cheers to that!
3. Handcrafted and bottled in Toronto, Station Cold Brew Coffee is the perfect pick-me-up on a hot day. Brewed in small batches, it’s smooth and all-natural (and, in our opinion, would probably taste pretty good with a dash of Ontario whisky in it!)
4. Creekside Estate Winery makes a mean Pinot Grigio that would be a natural accompaniment to an afternoon on the dock! With flavours of honey crisp apple, peach, pear and citrus, it’s summertime in a bottle.
5. Creemore Springs Brewery – you may be familiar with their premium lager, but their kellerbier is something a little different! As an unfiltered, medieval style lager, it’s aromatic with German whole leaf hops and brewed in small town Ontario.
Now that you’ve got your local Ontario beverage list, start sipping!