Give the gift of Ontario craft beer, cider and more
Locally sourced, carefully crafted and eco-conscious, Ontario’s beers, ciders and spirits are inspired by diverse landscapes, waterways, seasons and cultures across the province. And with over 250 breweries, 70 cideries and 30 distilleries in Ontario, there are endless crafts for every connoisseur.
In addition, you’ll find cool merchandise like branded clothing, unique accessories and other fun swag at many of Ontario’s breweries, cideries and distilleries that will make the perfect gift for the craft beer, cider or cocktail fans on your list. Here’s a sample of gift ideas from craft beverage makers in:
- Hamilton, Niagara and Southwestern Ontario
- Greater Toronto Area and beyond
- Ottawa and Southeastern Ontario
- Georgian Bay and Central Ontario
- Muskoka and Northern Ontario
Online shopping, convenient shipping and delivery service make it even easier to shop locally this season.
Shop for premium vodka, whisky and specialty spirits and liqueurs. Plus, gift cards, gift sets, clothing and more cool merch, including adorable items for pups.
Location: 7781 Howard Avenue, Amherstburg
Pick up a cozy hoodie or toque, as well as a 12- or 24-mix pack of craft beer brewed in the benchlands of the Niagara Escarpment.
Location: 3991 King Street, Beamsville
Delight the barkeep and mixologist on your list with a beautiful book of locally and seasonally inspired cocktail recipes from this small-batch distiller of grape-based white rye, vodka, gin and bitters.
Location: 4833 Tufford Road, Beamsville
Gretzky No. 99 “Red Cask” Canadian Whisky is crafted from local grain and finished in red wine casks. Wayne Gretzky Estates has partnered with several local wineries for the ultimate gift card that can be redeemed at retail stores or on-site restaurants.
Treat that special someone to a small group tour of Polonee Distillery, a distillery in St. Catharines that celebrates its Polish roots. The family-owned-and-run distillery is known for its playful use of colour—in the bright yellow Lemonka Limoncello or the firetruck-red Wisniowka. In addition to these, you’ll sample their notable gins and vodkas on your tour.
With art, music and creativity as the driving force behind their brews, you can guarantee the merch—from apparel to artist prints—will be equally inspired. Round out your gift selection with beer, cider gin and non-alcoholic beverages in cans featuring limited edition artwork.
Location: 207 Burlington Street East, Hamilton
A small batch microbrewery that celebrates the rail heritage and folklore of Elgin County with a selection of playfully branded t-shirts, hoodies and hats.
Location: 130 Edward Street, St. Thomas
To quote the friends who make this fresh, easy-drinking craft beer, “Everybody knows that having brewery merch makes you cool.”
Location: 137 Davis Street, Sarnia
Get trucker hats, flat caps and pom pom toques from this small batch brewery in the heart of Guelph’s Ward neighbourhood. And taste the recently launched Community Brew made from hops grown in local backyards.
Location: 199 Victoria Road South, Guelph
Gift your beer-loving friends new swag and signature English-inspired ales with a Canadian twist from one of Ontario’s oldest independent craft brewers.
Location: 52 14th Avenue, Hanover
Elevate a gift of pure, old-fashioned beer with a knitted beer koozie and Frank Brewing socks and toque from this relaxed brewpub.
Location: 12000 Tecumseh Road, Tecumseh
Locally crafted beers for adventurous palates, plus hats, toques and socks that make perfect stocking stuffers.
Location: 1430 King Street, St. Jacobs
An established independent brewery producing timeless, traditional-style ales, also known for experimenting with new recipes. And for a limited time, you can save on a 30-pack featuring Fine Italian Pilsner, Shubie Sour Raspberry IPA, Spice Odyssey Chai Latte Stout and more. Fun bar accessories, glassware, apparel and non-alcoholic sparkling water make your Christmas shopping a breeze.
Location: 950 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph
A craft beer that can hold its own in Ontario’s legendary whisky town. Pair heritage series porters and ales with a winter fleece zip-up or hoodie for the perfect gift.
Location: 525 Argyle Road, Windsor
A small family-run craft brewery named after their product’s four main ingredients: water, hops, yeast and malt. Gift a combo Shevchenko 9 BBQ Sauce and Shevchenko 9 Dark Lager to the grill hero on your list.
Location: 125 Guelph Avenue, Cambridge
Get the moonshine variety pack from specialists in the art of moonshine.
Location: 90 Earl Martin Drive, Elmira
Brews crafted from locally-sourced ingredients that celebrate the bounty of Oxford County make the perfect gift this season for your favourite beer drinker (and yourself). Sample first at the brewery or at the Brickhouse Brewpub.
Location: 225 Bysham Park Drive #9, Woodstock
Willibald Farm Distillery & Brewery is making more than the perfect brews and spirits. They also create thoughtful gift boxes that include spirits and other goodies from Willibald, like their tasty farm honey.
Location: 1271 Reidsville Road, Ayr
Count down the season with a vodka or beer advent calendar from this refreshing organic brewer in downtown Whitby.
Location: 244 Brock Street South, Whitby
Slow brewed, all malt, authentic handcrafted brews including seasonal flavours like Nutcracker Spiced Porter, Gingerbreak Wheat and Triple Chocolate Cherry Stout will be a hit this winter.
Location: 75 Horner Avenue, Etobicoke
Get the Saulter Street Mixer Pack from this east end indie brewery, taproom and bottle shop. It includes a variety of 12 seasonal and core beers and a branded glass.
Location: 31 Saulter Street #1, Toronto
Select from a worldly series of baseball-inspired, full-flavoured brews, apparel, merch and fan gear.
Location: 36 Wagstaff Drive, Toronto
Choose from kegs, growlers, bottles and cans as well as hoodies, t-shirts and baseball tees at this Toronto midtown family-run craft brewery and brewpub.
Location: 245 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto
A local favourite with over 30 years in the craft beer business also sells fun headgear, sweats and tees in the merch closet.
Location: 30 Queen Elizabeth Boulevard, Etobicoke
A neighbourhood hangout and a Certified Benefit Corporation (B Corps)—a global movement of people using business as a force for good. A great reason to share their mix pack with your friends this season.
Location: 839 Runnymede Road, Toronto
Who wouldn’t love a mix pack from this award-winning craft brewery, with restaurants and retail stores in Leaside and in the Harbourfront community?
Location: 45 Esandar Drive, Toronto
Great beer forged in friendship. Share tasty seasonals like November’s grape-infused Twisted Grape ale, a collaboration with Flat Rock Cellars, or December’s imperial Baltic porter called Scrooged. Or pick up the Friendship Combo of two beer pies (like pizza, only better) and two four-packs of beer for a festive gathering with your favourite people.
Location: 65 Hatt Street, Dundas
An independent craft brewery with a focus on artisan beers including fruit sours, hop-forward IPAs and barrel-aged stouts. Gift a selection in a smart-looking recycled backpack cooler bag.
Location: 864 Drury Lane, Burlington
Brewing great beer, from approachable to experimental and everything in between. Give a Shroom of Doom Truffle Hot Sauce to the foodie on your list.
Location: 866 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga
Premium craft beer made with only four natural ingredients brewed at the historic downtown Roundhouse. Branded tees, fleece jackets and golf gear round out a great gift.
Location: 255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto
A popular brewery and bottle shop in Uxbridge, the Trail Capital of Canada. A reloadable gift card is the gift that keeps giving.
Location: 14 Victoria Street, Uxbridge
An ever-changing assortment of styles and flavours means there’s always something new to sample and share.
Location: 1390 Hopkins Street, Unit 3, Whitby
Treat your favourite beer lover to a cozy, branded flannel long-sleeved shirt and award-winning organic beer from a family-run and employee-owned brewery.
Location: 10 Terry Fox Drive, Vankleek Hill
A gift card from this family-run craft cidery located in the rolling hills of Hastings County can be used to sample their amazing cider or towards overnight orchard glamping in one of their seven yurts.
Location: 596 Kings Mill Road, Stirling
Full gift sets like the “Perfect Old-Fashioned,” the “Cozy Winter Gin Fizz” and the “Country Caesar Set” from this farm-based, grain-to-glass distillery make hosting and entertaining a breeze.
Location: 66 Gilead Road, Bloomfield
Locally sourced, natural ingredients go into Top Shelf Distillers’ exceptional whisky, spirits, moonshine and now Soju. Treat someone special to the Top Shelf Guide to Cocktailing, a membership that will expand their at-home bar and mixology skills.
Location: 14 Warren Crescent, Perth
Beer without boundaries. These brewers are always experimenting and perfecting their craft. In addition to mainstay and seasonal brews, shop for thoughtfully branded merch and non-alcoholic sparkling hop-infused botanical water.
Location: 675 Development Drive, Kingston
Delicious brews ranging from German lagers to Belgian ales and more. Sample their full flavour range with the Year of Beer Subscription and a “Define Napanee” t-shirt.
Location: 450 Milligan Lane, Napanee
Brewed by friends, for friends. Sample a variety of beers inspired by adventure. And shop for drinkware, swag and apparel, like the plaid flannel—Ottawa Valley’s “tuxedo.”
Location: 78 Pembroke Street, Cobden
A gift card for the largest craft brewery in Ottawa will make the beer lover on your list very happy.
Location: 103 Schneider Road, Kanata
This is the gift for the aficionado with the most discriminating palate: a collaboration between Ottawa’s North of 7 Distillery and Evil Wizard Elixirs, L’Absinthe Sordide contains 14 herbs from around the world and has raked in over a dozen international awards.
Location: 1733 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa
Handcrafted traditional English- and French-style sulphite-free, gluten-free and nut-free ciders. Gift the gardener on your list a colourful printed Duntroon Boonie shade hat or the Creamsicle Delight bucket hat, along with limited edition Black Current or Creamsicle Delight cider.
Location: 3079 County Road 124, Duntroon
Fresh, all-natural seasonals and freestyle series craft beers go great with the logoed grey sweatshirts, hoodies and t-shirts.
Location: 10 Sandford Fleming Drive, Collingwood
A Georgian Bay gem producing fine wines and ciders. The award-winning Wild & Inspired collection will impress even the most discerning palate.
Wrap up a couple of Kawartha sparkling ales in a Fenlon retro toque from this friendly, family-owned brewery in the heart of the Kawarthas.
Location: 4 May Street, Fenelon Falls
A brewpub featuring all-natural, unfiltered craft beer. Visit the Alliston location to experience what’s on tap and pick up the 12-beer mix pack for gifting.
Location: 384 Yonge Street, Barrie
Thoughtfully crafted brews celebrating Collingwood’s unique history of shipbuilding. Fill a canvas tote bag with a mix of IPAs and lagers and top it with a branded ball cap.
Location: 200 Mountain Road, Unit 1, Collingwood
Cider drinkers will love the traditional dry orchard-based ciders that showcase the flavours of Grey County.
Location: 317282 3 Line, Meaford
Build a customized seasonal gift basket from the delicious flavours at Two Blokes. You’ll want to include their award-winning Golden Mile Cider, crafted with 100% Durham Region Golden Russet apples.
Location: 21300 Simcoe Street, Seagrave
Cider made exclusively with Georgian Bay apples, including heritage varieties.
Location: 265659, Side Road 25, Meaford
Mission: Make the best apple-based ciders and spirits anywhere in the free world. Mission accomplished. Give the gift of choice with a Spy Cider House and Distillery gift card.
Location: 808108, Side Road 24, Clarksburg
A couple of cans of Road Apples Cider made to commemorate the Tragically Hip’s second album released in 1991 is a great gift for any rock music fan.
Location: 90 King Street East, Thornbury
The foodie on your list will appreciate a gift card for Spirit Tree’s amazing choice of artisan hard, sweet and sparkling ciders plus baked goods and more.
Location: 1137 Boston Mills Road, Terra Cotta
Muskoka’s landmark cottage country brewery and small batch distillery. The cozy cabin bundle comes with socks, a candle and six ales.
Location: 1964 Muskoka Beach Road, Bracebridge
Manitoulin Island’s first craft brewery produces natural and refreshing beer. And their toques, fleece jackets and campfire hoodies are perfect to gift in the winter season.
Location: 31 Water Street, Gore Bay
Gift the hearty Scottish ale, smoked porter and blackberry wheat, perfect for this brewery’s northerly location.
Location: 309 B, Hwy. 124, South River
A lot of contemplative beard stroking goes into the careful planning and production of the finest brew at Timmins’ first craft brewery. “Live, Laugh, Drink Craft” t-shirts, artisan beer soap, can koozies and dog treats are just a few of the fun and unique gift ideas.
Location: 219 Wilson Avenue, Timmins
Lake Superior and the Northern Ontario wilderness inspire this brewery’s big, bold ales and lagers. A Cycle Dog Bottle Opener Collar and Leash combo will become the accessory your dog-owning, beer-loving friends never knew they needed. Or gift a taste of Thunder Bay with their authentic Hoito Finnish pancake mix.
Location: 712 Macdonell Street, Thunder Bay
As refreshing as its iconic namesake, this brewery is known as much for what it gives back to Northwest Ontario communities as for its inspired brews. Plus, there’s a load of cool and cozy gift ideas in their seasonal merch collection, including Lake of the Woods playing cards, branded apparel and classy Teku Glassware—featuring the brand’s signature Northern Ontario treeline logo.
Location: 350 Second Street South, Kenora
This microbrewery in the heart of The Soo has garnered a following devoted to its IPAs, cocktail kits and line of branded sweats, tees, caps and beanies.
Location: 350 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie
With everything from classic Canadian Caesars to spiced apple, lavender lemonade and mango iced tea, the premixed cocktails pouches crafted at Crosscut Distillery in Sudbury are the perfect stocking stuffers for the drink connoisseur in your life. And to really wow, add an extra gift from the collection of classy bar tools.
Location: 1347 Kelly Lake Road, Sudbury
Note: Confirm delivery details with each business before ordering as options may change. You’ll need to show proof of age of majority at the time of delivery of all alcoholic orders. Please drink responsibly.
Looking for other great ideas for the food and drink connoisseurs on your gift list? Consider gifting well-paired ingredients for the perfect made-in-Ontario charcuterie board.
Last updated: November 10, 2022