Approximately 3,160 tons of water flow over the Falls every second.

With more than a dozen craft brewers here, Niagara is the destination for craft beer fans.

Here are the must-visit breweries in the region’s western reaches.

Bench Brewing

Beamsville, Ont

Built in an old schoolhouse turned brewhouse.

Cold Break Brewing

St. Catharines, Ont

Cold Break features a full-production brewery, 125-seat taproom and a focused lineup that includes its crowd pleasing Oatmeal Porter.

Merchant Ale House

St. Catharines, Ont

This pub on St. Catharines’ main drag is one of the longest-running local breweries in Niagara.

Lock Street Brewing

Port Dalhousie, Ont

Located in its historic Port Dalhousie neighbourhood overlooking Lake Ontario. This microbrewery pays homage to the area’s nautical heritage.

Brimstone Brewing

Ridgeway, Ont

People come to this charming converted church that could be described as the South Coast’s Niagara-on-the-Lake for a Sinister Minister IPA.