Etobicoke Winery and Brewery Attractions and Tours
These establishments typically use locally-sourced inputs from their own or very nearby suppliers (some even using certified organic sources). Local barley, grains, grapes, etcetera can have a unique flavour due to the "terroir", imparted from the special soils, ground water, and rains to the crops that grow here.
Also, they are smaller, and apply their education, skills, and experience to create small batches of very special beverages. Because they are not trying to "maintain a brand" (which would require them to be scientifically consistent), they can afford to experiment, and try new and different combinations of materials, different timings, and sometimes non-traditional techniques and technologies to come up with something unusual, interesting, and VERY LOCAL. Consumers should consider themselves fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to enjoy such locally-produced drinks.
Etobicoke & area has a number of craft breweries and wineries that create unique beverages. Most welcome you to take a tour (bring your I.D.), and visit their shops afterwards (samples may only be served, and alcoholic beverages may only be sold to those of legal drinking age or older).
DISCLAIMERS: (1) you must be of legal drinking age to consume any of these beverages; (2) exercise your own judgement about which drinks may be suitable for you; (3) when sampling, accept the host's judgement of appropriate sample sizes, and (4) drink responsibly, and DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.
COMPLETE local beverage tours Here is a sampling (pun intended):
Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard
A fiercely independent owned and operated brewery, Great Lakes recently celebrated 29 years in the craft beer business, making them one of the oldest craft breweries in Ontario.
John Molson, in 1786, founded Canada's most successful brewery in Montreal. No tours offered at this brewery
Cool Beer Brewing Company was founded in 1997 to brew only the highest quality beer, made with the best ingredients, using absolutely no preservatives, additives or chemicals.
Established in 1999, as one of Ontario's original craft breweries, Black Oak Brewing helped revolutionize the craft beer industry. We hold to our traditions and continue to brew top quality, award winning beer using only the freshest ingredients.
In 2012 we opened our Mill Street YYZ Pearson Brewpub doors, a unique setting at the Pearson Airport to grab a pint, enjoy innovative food pairings, and specialty beers all while waiting for your flight.
COMPLETE local beverage tours
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