The Niagara Peninsula is one of Ontario’s most acclaimed grape growing and winemaking districts, but not many people know that Niagara now has added two micro-breweries to the map: Oast House Brewers and Silversmith Brewing Company.
Oast is known to many locals as the “the neighbour in the big red barn with great beer.”
They are also popping up at many local events, such as the Wednesday Supper Market at Garrison Village in Niagara-on-the-Lake and will be at Stratus Vineyards on August 18th for their Sips, Swirls and Hops event.
This summer they are featuring a seasonal beer with Lavender and Cardamom, which is available in a Growler (in layman’s terms – a great big jug)….Sounds delicious.
Silversmith Brewing Company is another Niagara Brewery, with a unique location in a former church built around 1894, which was covered in vines. Yes that’s right vines.
Silversmith is also available at the Wednesday Supper Market in Garrison Village in Niagara-on-the-Lake, plus a variety of places across Ontario. Both breweries are located on Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Niagara is definitely hopping with new breweries including Taps on Queen in Niagara Falls. Plus Niagara College has a Teaching Brewery and is known as the “centre of beer education” in the Niagara Peninsula and the only fully licensed teaching brewery in Canada.
So the next time you are in Niagara, make sure you add our breweries to your itinerary because they are hopping with flavour!