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Artisan Cheese

Our FAB Region has the infrastructure to support artisan cheese-making

Artisan Foods

Condiments, flours, artisan cheeses, charcuterie...

Craft Beer, Ciders, Distilling, Beverages

Distilling, brewing, cider making...

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!