If you haven’t yet been introduced to the craft breweries that have quickly become a big part of Hamilton Halton Brant’s red-hot food and drink scene, it’s time to taste the coolest artisanal beers of our independent breweries and brewpubs.

If you’re low on local knowledge, the area’s local tour companies have three ways to get you set for the holidays and to show you where to raise a glass of local craft brew:

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    Hamilton Public Beer Tours

    This popular tour includes a visit with a flight or glass of beer at 3 Hamilton breweries, a food pairing and tour at one brewery, and a cider tasting at one cider house. All tours have 3 pick-up/drop-off locations to choose from in Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville. The Oakville stop is conveniently located near the Queen Elizabeth Way for those driving to Hamilton Halton Brant from points via car. Those travelling to the area via public transit can be picked up at the Aldershot/Burlington GO station. Tours are 5 hours in length and priced at $105+HST per person.

  • Halton
    Fest of Ales

    Fest-of-Ales Tour Package

    The 5th annual Fest-of-Ales celebration of Ontario’s independent craft breweries spans two nights where guests are welcomed into the stunning surroundings of the RBG Centre to enjoy the best beer the region has to offer. Entrance to the event includes a mug, six 5oz samples, and access to vendors and experts. Guests enjoy the vibe crafted by a house DJ and can also experience train and greenhouse tours while on site.

    Original Hamilton Beer Tours is offering a VIP tour and ticket package on the Friday night of the event. Transported via luxury mini bus, participants enjoy an exclusive experience with master beer sommelier Scotty Boyle (The Bald Beer Guy). Before the event, you will travel to a Hamilton brewery for a tour and tasting, followed by admission to the event, a VIP tasting at the event, food pairings and a swag bag. Pick up is located at Royal Botanical Gardens’ RBG Centre, Burlington.

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    Sips & Eats Road Trip & Brant Brew Tour

    Join award-winning tour company Tasty Road Trips for an experience that highlights local brews while offering a unique “behind the scenes” connection to rural Ontario and the talented people that make the magic happen. The company offers two five-hour beverage tours. On the Sips & Eats Road Trip, leave the driving to them and dive into local hidden gems, stopping at 6 food, brew, wine, and cider destinations. You can also ‘hop’ in for the drive on the Brant Brew Tour, visiting two local microbreweries, one brew farm, one apple hard cider farm, and stopping for a local bite to eat. There is even time to enjoy a great game of Beer Trivia and to meet the entrepreneurs behind the scenes.


If you’re looking for even more ways to raise a glass in Hamilton Halton Brant, grab some friends, nominate a designated driver, and hit the road for a day of touring and tasting at amazing craft breweries, cideries and wineries along the True Brew Path.

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November 29

Fest of Ales VIP Experience

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

$85+tax pp-includes VIP Tour & admission into Fest of Ales Depart RBG at 5:15pm

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