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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...

Ontario’s artisan Food and Beverage (FAB) Region is a unique economic development partnership between the counties of Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox & Addington, and the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation.

It is a Great Place to Live and Work

The FAB Region is comprised of four counties, and is located between Toronto and Ottawa. With access to rich farm land, strong economies, as well as picturesque waterfront, the FAB Region possesses a unique landscape.


Amazing Food from Local Producers

The FAB Region is a hub for local food producers and consumers, whether you’re an individual, family, or business.

Grow and Use Their Own Hops

Many FAB breweries grow and harvest their own hops, but there are also many hop growers located within the region as well!

MacKinnon BRothers

Support Other Craft Breweries

The FAB Region has become a hub of craft breweries, and we love when they take the time to promote and support one another!
County Canteen

They Get Involved with Local Events

The craft breweries in the FAB Region are well known for supporting local events, as well as hosting fabulous events. These breweries really love the communities in which they reside!

Many New Breweries Opening

The growth of craft breweries in the FAB Region continues to grow and expand! It is exciting to learn of entrepreneurs who have made the decision to open a brewery in this wonderful region. Thinking of starting a brewery? Click here.







FAB Region - Blog Post - Oct 14

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!











On October 30 Anne Prichard, Executive Director of the Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) and FAB partner, spoke about the FAB Region, including the iCraftBrew website and application at the Municipal Agriculture Economic Forum.

With the headline of There’s an App for That – Using Technology to Support and Grow Businesses in Rural Ontario, Anne spoke about developing resources and apps to support the development of food and beverage (FAB) businesses in East Central Ontario.


Ontario’s artisan Food and Beverage (FAB) Region is a unique economic development partnership between the counties of Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox & Addington and the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation with a goal of helping entrepreneurs ‘live their dream’ of operating an artisan food and beverage business.

On October 19, the MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co. was announced the winner of the 2014 Fall Cask Festival, hosted by Red House.

The Fall Cask Festival hosted eleven Ontario craft breweries. All voting took place by patrons in attendance at the event. The winner of the Fall Cask Festival were as follows:

1st Place: MacKinnon Brothers, Honey Fermented English Pale Ale
2nd Place: Amsterdam Brewery, Downtown Brown Ale
3rd Place: Stone City Ales, Ships in the Night Oatmeal Stout


The MacKinnon Brothers Brewery Co. is located in Bath, Ontario, which is apart of the County of Lennox & Addington, a partner of the Food and Beverage (FAB) Region.