Have you heard? We’ve revamped Ontario’s Craft Brewery Routes for 2016. They’re bigger and better than ever!
What was once three loops has grown to five routes that include cheese makers, hops farms and of course, loads of Feast On restaurant options in between. There’s also lots of cider makers and distillers along for the ride too.
Bonus: share your photos along the route using #BrewRoutes16 for a chance to win some sweet #FeastOn prizes! There’s a 2 night weekend getaway for two and a magnificent dinner for two at Langdon Hall up for grabs.
Route 1 : Guelph & Cambridge
Explore quaint villages nestled in rolling countryside, the spectacular views from atop 400 million year old limestone cliffs and the critically acclaimed restaurants — like Feast On Certified Borealis Grille and Langdon Hall, plus the breweries and accommodations of Guelph. Our suggested detour? A visit to Canada�s third oldest farmers� market located in historic Cambridge in the heart of Southwestern Ontario! Download the route here.
Route 2 : Grey County & Beyond
Grey County � known for great skiing, hiking, cycling and paddling � is also an emerging food and drink destination. Built on sweet limestone soils and clean water, local farms excel in raising lamb, apples, trout, beef and more. Enjoy 11 stops on the Saints & Sinners Trail, including some of our favorite Feast ON designated restaurants. Download the route here.
Route 3 : Windsor-Essex
As the birthplace of whisky in Canada, the tradition continues today with a new generation of craft brewers and distillers. Learn about the history of Canadian prohibition and whisky as you experience the Barrels Bottles & Brews Trail. Enjoy a flight of craft beer or small batch ultra-premium spirits in Ontario�s beautiful western peninsula. Download the route here.
Route 4 : Durham Region
Durham is developing a reputation for harvesting award-winning craft beer and cider producers! Durham Flight Club route locations are open for you to fully experience their fresh artisanal beers, ciders and local flavours. Take a tour, meet the brewer or grower and discover their partners� offerings like beer butter tarts, beer brittle, spent grain bread, cider doughnuts, cheesy ale soup and even a brew school. So much to discover! Download the route here.
Route 5 : Mississauga to Niagara
Come explore a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Canada�s longest footpath, The Bruce Trail, and a collection of over 100 waterfalls! This tour includes some of Ontario�s oldest and award-winning craft breweries set amongst Canada�s treasured Niagara Escarpment. Download the route here.