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Craft Beer, Ciders, Distilling

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East Central Ontario, between Toronto and Kingston, is home to several unique and interesting craft breweries. Here are why craft breweries in East Central Ontario are FABulous.

1. They Throw Festivals

To celebrate their first anniversary, the MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co. decided to organize “Back-to-the-Farm,” a day of craft beer, local music and food, and fun with friends. The event touted its own Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as the hashtag, #BackToTheFarm.

What a day! Thanks to all of our volunteers, bands, workers, and friends! #cheers #backtothefarm #macbrosbrewco Photo credit: Jurriaan Vandenberg

A photo posted by MacKinnon Brothers Brewing (@mackinnonbrewing) on

 

2. They Support Local Organizations

The folks at Barley Days Brewery are never too busy to support a local organization, like the Children’s Mental Health Fundraiser held in Prince Edward County earlier this summer.

Thank you to #BarleyDaysBrewery for supporting Children’s Mental Health Fundraiser #princeedwardcounty A photo posted by Hurley Law LLP (@hurleylawllp) on

 


3. They Always Have a Bottle Opener

The fine folks at Church-Key Brewing always have a spare bottle opener… or two.

   

4. Offering Awesome Beverage Flights

Can’t choose just one? The County Canteen offers flights of beer, also known as the Canteen Beer Flight. Cheers!

 

Enjoying a flight at @thecountycanteen! #PrinceEdwardCounty #beer

 

A photo posted by J.J. Sommer (@jj.sommer) on

5. They Have Sweet Swag

The breweries in East Central Ontario, like County Road Beer, have created some awesome swag that you’ll want to have! You can even shop online!


Have you visited a FAB brewery and would like to add something to the list? Let us know!

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Situated half-way between Toronto and Ottawa, the FAB (Food & Beverage) Region is making a name for itself in the world of craft beer. There are currently six breweries in operation, with another three scheduled to open in 2015. Below you will find a map and detailed listing of all the FABulous craft breweries!

Barley Days Brewery
13730 Loyalist Parkway, Picton, ON
613-476-7468
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Church-Key Brewing
1628 County Road #38, Campbellford, ON
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Gateway Brewing Co.
33 Ontario Street, Trenton, ON
613-394-1010
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Lake on the Mountain Brewing Co.
264 County Road 7, Prince Edward County
613-476-1321
Website

MacKinnon Brothers Brewing
1915 County Road 22, Bath, ON
613-777-6277
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Bancroft Eatery & Brew Pub
4 Bridge Street, Bancroft, ON
613-332-3450
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Stay tuned! These craft breweries (below) will be in operation in 2015.

Fronterra Farm Camp & Brewery *Opening Soon*
242 North Beach Road (County Road 27), Prince Edward County, ON
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County Road Beer Co. *Opening Soon*
1258 Closson Road, RR#1, Wellington, ON
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The County Canteen *Opening Soon*
279 Main Street, Picton, ON
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