Craft Beer

Who knew some of the best brews could be crafted in the heart of wine country? Niagara is home to craft breweries that are passionate about showcasing the best hops and fresh fruit grown here—through beer. If you’re looking for flavours and finesse you won’t find at your local beer store, you need to hop to Niagara’s Ale Trail for their small-batch beers, ciders and spirits you won’t find anywhere else. Are you ready to lean into the micro-movent? Pull up a seat at breweries, from South Coast to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Often times, you’ll even get to learn about what your sipping from the brewmasters themselves who are passionate about putting the “craft” in craft beers. Just one sip and you’ll taste the delicious difference homemade brews made from locally sourced ingredients makes.

Quality beer just tastes better in an incredible brewery venue that’s as bold as the beers on tap. Enjoy award-winning brews at Silversmith Brewing Company, housed in a 19th-century church in Niagara-on-the-Lake or Bench Brewing Company in Twenty Valley whose striking façade is a historic schoolhouse where owner Matt Giffen is all about crafting one-of-a-kind beers with personality. If you simply can’t choose which brewery to begin your Niagara craft beer journey, be sure to stop by our Niagara Craft Beer Festival come summer in St. Catharines, featuring the finest small batch beers and ciders made with love in Niagara.

Or, let Niagara Region’s Ale Trial guide you! Use our PDF map below to plan your craft brewery visits today. Rest assured, no matter where you go to fill up a pint, with daily tours and food pairings with patio views, you won’t want to leave any of our breweries without taking a brew or two with you.

Niagara Ale Trail Map (PDF – 3.9 MB)

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