Barrels Bottles & Brews featured as an Ontario Brewery Discovery Route

Elaine Sia | June 23, 2016

Barrels Bottles & Brews are booming again in Windsor Essex! As the birthplace of whisky in Canada, the tradition continues today with a new generation of craft brewers and distillers. Our all-new Barrels Bottles & Brews Trail will help you explore our brewery & distillery scene. Stop by one of 11 stops along the Barrels Bottles & Brews Trail, where you can experience the history of Canadian Whisky, Prohibition, and enjoy a flight of craft beer or small batch-ultra premium spirits.


We’re particularly excited that our hot new trail has been featured as an Ontario Brewery Discovery Route. As Ontario Craft Beer Week celebrates local beer across Ontario, self-guided Brewery Discovery Routes provide five complete itineraries for folks looking to get out and explore breweries, cideries, Feast On restaurants, and local attractions. Along the way, participants can indulge in the flavours of artisanal cheeses, lovingly prepared culinary treats using fresh, local ingredients, premium craft beverages, farmers’ markets, and scenic outlooks. Print out the Windsor Essex section of the route to find out why there are #plentyofreasons to love this place!

First launched in 2015, the 2016 expanded version includes nearly 150 independent craft beverage producers, over 100 Feast On restaurants, and additional points of interest across Ontario and its protected Greenbelt.The project was made possible with an investment from the Greenbelt Fund to support local food literacy and encourage Ontarians to enjoy local more often. Some 250,000 maps will be distributed for free to residents throughout the province, and all the routes are also available online at

Click here to view and download the Brewery Discovery Route Maps.

As you explore, don’t forget to share your photos using #brewroutes16 to win a 2 night Ontario Getaway or a magnificent dinner for 2!



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