Celebrate Ontario’s Craft Beer Week 2016!

May 26, 2016
Ontario Craft Beer Week 2016

June 10 to 19 is Ontario Craft Beer Week in 2016! It’s time to raise a glass to our favourite brew masters.

Hosted by the Ontario Craft Brewers, this week celebrates the locally based craft beer industry in Ontario - which has an estimated broader economic impact to be well over $400 million annually in 2012.

This year, there are 25 craft brewers participating in Ontario Craft Beer Week, however, Ontario Craft Brewers (OCB) Association has more than 50+ members dedicated to creating great tasting porters, bocks, stouts, ales, pilsners and lagers, right here in Ontario. They rely on local ingredients such as barley and hops, organic ingredients as well as new flavours and styles utilizing local fruits, vegetables, spices and maple syrup. In the coming weeks, take the time to try some of the 450 premium beers crafted by OCB members!

Take advantage of all the Ontario craft beers available during Craft Beer Week: Attend an Event | Find Craft Beer | Take a Craft Brewery Tour | Check out the Greenbelt Brewery Discovery Route

1. Attend an Event:

Cambridge - The Gator’s Tail Craft Beer Show on Saturday June 11th

Guelph - Father’s Day Ale Trail on Sunday June 19th

Hamilton - The Brew Cafe & Bar on Friday June 10th

King City - Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival on Saturday June 11th

Peterborough - Kawartha Craft Beer Festival on Saturday June 11th

Toronto - OCB Week Launch Party & Sampling at Steam Whistle Brewing on Friday June 10

Toronto - Craft Beer Mashup Festival at the Grover on Friday June 17th

Toronto - Toronto Craft Beer Festival on Saturday June 18th

Visit Ontario Craft Brewers Association for other events.

2. Find Ontario Craft Beer at:


A Local Brewery

The Beer Store

At your local bar

Your Local Grocery Store

3. Take a Craft Brewery Tour:

Collingwood - Book a tour with The Collingwood Brewery!

Bowmanville - Visit Manantler Craft Brewing Co. in Bowmanville every Sunday to learn how they make their beer and check out their brew lab!

Niagara - Take a tour a complimentary of Niagara College Teaching Brewery! Learn about the beer making process and sample some of the beer that is made there.

Niagara-on-the-Lake - Every Saturday & Sunday Oast House Brewers in Niagara-on-the-Lake has public tours and tastings from 11:30 and 3:30!

Port Perry - Experience the passion for craft beer at Old Flame Brewing Co.! Get behind-the-scenes lookat craft brewing process - don’t forget to book your tour.

4. Check out the Greenbelt Brewery Discovery Route:

Discover Ontario Craft Breweries found in the 5 self guided Greenbelt Brewery Discovery Routes! The new exapanded routes include craft beer, cider, artisanal cheese, local food and scenic views from acorss Ontario and its protected Greenbelt.

– Andreea Nicoara

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