Most people know I love craft beer. I grew up in Germany where beer was regulated by a purity law—“Reinheitsgebot”—the regulation of beer made using only four ingredients: water, yeast, barley, and hops. I enjoy only the purest beer, and that’s why I’m pleased about the Brewery Discovery Routes—self-guided craft beer, cider, and culinary experiences in and around the Greenbelt.
You can indulge in the malted flavours of the Greenbelt through three different tours. You can explore curated itineraries that include visits to craft breweries, farmers’ markets, craft cideries, and Feast ON restaurants that showcase the best in local food. They're scattered in cities and towns surrounding Collingwood, Toronto, Waterloo, Hamilton, and Niagara.
Featured breweries include Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. in Vankleek Hill, Nickel Brook Brewing Co. in Burlington, and Niagara College Teaching Brewery. And then we mix it up: you’ll find delicious artisanal cheese at Glengarry Fine Cheese in Lancaster, enjoy some delicious tortillas and guacamole at Taco Farm in Waterloo, or pick up some VQA wine at Georgetown Farmers’ Market.
The downloadable maps make it simple to enjoy the bounty of the Greenbelt. In addition to enjoying your favourite delicacies, you’ll be supporting farms and businesses throughout the Greenbelt.
And chances are you’ll be taking the route more than once. I know I will.
For downloadable maps, visit Ontario Craft Brewers.