Beer lovers rejoice! You’ll find your “beervana” in Brant, where the microbrewery scene is about quality, not quantity. Hops-crazed travellers head here to sample the lagers, ales, stouts and pilsners of this area’s handful of sipping spots. We’ve got 10 reasons why beer lovers shouldn’t miss sipping their way through the county:
If you’re looking to light your fire, the habanero chili pepper lager, Hielo de Fuego, at Bell City Brewing Co. should do the trick. This in demand beer is usually a sell out.
Steelwheel Brewery is Brant County’s first on-farm brewery. The owner operators grow a variety of hops on their 14-acre farm and serve it on premise in the taproom.
Mash Paddle Brewing Co. celebrates each of its new beer releases with live music events and noshables from tacos to barbecue.
The chocolate and orange porter at Bell City Brewing Co. isn’t the only match made in heaven that is a must-try. The Castaway Beach Orange Ginger Wheat Ale is crafted with summer in mind and fuses fresh ginger, orange zest and coriander to produce an intensely refreshing experience.
Steelwheel Brewery adds forty pounds of this tropical fruit to make their dry hopped kettle sour, Steelwheel Mango Sour, producing a unique brew bursting with fresh flavour.
Like the sound of Black Liquorice Imperial Stout, Cap’n Crunch Ale, or French Toast Porter? Visit Bell City Brewing, where the list of interesting and unique brews is almost endless.
Head to Brantford to try a few winning brews. At the 2018 Ontario Brewers Awards, Mash Paddle Brewing Co.’s The Trews’ North Strong won silver in the Herb/Spice Beer category.
If you’re looking for more suggestions to find “true brews”, you’ll want to check out the True Brew Path, which will guide you along the road for touring and tasting at amazing craft breweries in Hamilton Halton Brant. The Ontario Greenbelt’s Brewery Discovery Routes are another curated selection of ‘must-sees’ from our full list of recommended stops. If you’re a thrifty taster, you will want to check out the Craft Beer Passport app to enjoy a $2 craft beer at selected stops.
Planning to brew up a few days in the area? You may want to further explore Brantford and Brant County, an area that offers plenty of diversions to round out your tasting trip.