Guided & Self-Guided Brewery Tours

A close-up of a hand pouring beer into a beer glass

Image location: Silversmith Brewing Company, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Here’s a list of toast-worthy trails and tours on tap. All you need to do is decide whether to go all-in on a fully guided trip or draw straws for the designated driver on a self-guided adventure.

Fully Guided Brewery Tours

The Beer Bus

Explore the amazing flavours brewed from Ontario’s fresh grapes, apples and hops on an all-inclusive winery, cidery and brewery tour in Toronto or in Collingwood and The Blue Mountains. Tours go well beyond just door-to-door transportation; you’ll also get essential facts, fun backstories and onboard snacks and refreshments.

WE Trolley Tour

One of Ontario’s prettiest wine regions also has a notorious brewing and bootlegging past. Explore the history and local craft brew culture in the Windsor Essex region by trolley (so retro!). Stops include The Grove Hotel in Kingsville, a boutique inn that houses a microbrewery, otherwise known as the beer-lover’s shangri-la.

Ride the Bine

Owners and Norfolk natives Amanda and Susan share their passion for local wine, beer and cider of Norfolk County and London in style. You travel in the comfort of a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter complete with complimentary snacks and water.

Brew Donkey Tours

Best described as a field trip for adults, Brew Donkey Tours are Ontario’s beer tour trendsetters, with regional tours of local breweries in the Ottawa region. They’ve even partnered up with BATL Axe Throwing to up the adventure ante with Sip, Axe and Relax, part of a collaborative monthly event series.

Born to Ride

Consider this the Ironman for brew fans – a beer-athon! The Georgian Bay Spirits, Vista View, Cycle & Swim guided day trip leads you to breweries, cideries, wineries and great lookouts (aka: rest stops) by bike. Lunch and a swim are included.
 

Blue Mountain & Collingwood Adventure Tours

Set out on an all-inclusive adult field trip to explore local wine, cider and beer and enjoy great hiking and snowshoeing. Choose from one of our curated packages or customize your own private tour. Trips include transportation and an animated tour guide.

Ontario Brew Tours Inc.

Offering private tours of the breweries, cideries, wineries and distilleries in the Headwater region. In addition, you’ll get insider insights on the brewing and distilling processes and information on the local area.

Brew Bus Canada Inc.

With a goal to introduce you to new breweries and wineries they may not have known about, Brew Bus Canada is your ticket to finding your new favourite flavours.


The Beer Tour Co.

Both public beer tours and private beer tours are offered in Ontario's beer belt and beyond between Niagara and Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph. 

Self-Guided Brewery Tours

Temperance and Temptation Tours

York Durham Headwaters invites you on an experiential food and drink adventure unlocking secret stills and storied tales from the prohibition past. Meet modern bootleggers, brewers and winemakers on three different self-guided tours.

Niagara Ale Trail

Niagara is for lovers … of great ale. In a sea of wineries, the Niagara ale trail is a beacon for beer lovers with featured flavours, seasonal menus and brewery tours.

Cottage Country Beer Trail

Nothing says cottage vibe quite like lounging on the dock with a cold one. The pristine wilderness and picturesque lakes of Muskoka, Ontario’s iconic cottage country, have inspired local brewers to create flavours that embody the ultimate spirit of chill. Plan your refreshing getaway with beer-inspired itineraries around local festivals, live music and new product launches.

Bay of Quinte Craft Tour

With over 25 options from the Bay of Quinte across to Prince Edward County, welcome to Canada’s largest rural craft beer and cider region. In a happy coincidence, it’s also home to world-renowned cheddars, so add some artisan cheese to your craft tour.

Brewery Discovery Routes

Reward a hike, bike or paddle with seasonally inspired craft brews and locally sourced food. Ontario breweries, cideries, distilleries, Feast ON-certified restaurants and markets in and around Ontario’s Greenbelt have added even more notable stops and activities to their map of spots to visit.

Options for a craft-filled getaway don’t end here. Download the Craft Beer Passport app and keep discovering.

Last updated: April 22, 2022

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