Durham is developing a reputation for harvesting award winning, craft beer producers! These locations are open for you to fully experience their fresh artisanal summer brews. Sample on the spot, take a seat at the picnic table, or back the cooler for later in your home ‘beer garden.
First up: Falcon Brewery to hear the story of the ‘Bomb Girls’ [Blond Ale] brewed in war-historic, Ajax. The town was named after the named in honour of one of the three ships that, in 1939, defeated enemy battleships.
Detour: Veteran’s Memorial Park, overlooking the Lake Ontario shoreline.
Follow the shoreline road to ‘Town Brewery’, Whitby. It’s time to visit the ‘Salad Bar’, a Suplex-Sour W/ Blackberry & Black Tea!
Detour: Around the block is one of Lake Ontario’s busiest marinas! Visit the clubhouse and inquire about returning another day for a fishing charter!
Next up: It’s ‘All Or Nothing Brewhouse’ to sample a Raspberry & Blackberry Screamsicle Ale. The incredible colour from the berry medley is the summer in a glass!
Detour: Take in the view of the mid-mod brewery from their sunny patio; it’s an authentic‘1950’s Brewer’s Retail’ location!
Next up: Toast the brewer of Manantler Brewing Company on their new location (and moving in 2020!). That calls for a ‘Root Of All Evil’ [Root Beer Porter]!
Detour: 10 steps next door for some of ‘Stuttering John’s Smokehouse’ protein. Fuel up!
After a meal, head north to one of Ontario’s favourite small towns, Port Perry. The Old Flame Brewing Company had it’s historic beginning, housed in a former c.1884 carriage work. We suggest their summer fruit lagers; but you’ll have a hard time choosing between blueberry, watermelon, mango and llime. Think it over in the courtyard during a game of cornhole toss.
Detour: Foot tour around this boutique town, dip your toes in Lake Scugog or find ‘Ontario’s Finest Butcher’ (just ask any local!)
Last stop, The Second Wedge Brewing Co in the Trail Capital of Canada. Their ‘beer garden’ is a favourite for hikers and cyclists. It’s seems fitting to enjoy the ‘High Grass’ [Lemongrass ginger saison].
Detour: Better check out the vintage train station next door and find out why they call the roof a ‘witch’s hat’.
*Please drive responsibly*