BARREL TRAIL craft breweries & distilleries The craft beer and distillery scene on the Barrels Bottles & Brews Trail is booming in Windsor Essex. Come discover the home of Canadian whisky - and grab your Flight Log for the chance to taste 14 different stops on our barrel trail.



As of Friday July 16th the Province of Ontario is in Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen.


As of Wednesday September 22nd proof of vaccination will be required at all higher-risk indoor public settings, including breweries and distilleries offering indoor service. Proof of vaccination includes a print out of your full vaccination status.

For additional details please visit our COVID-19 Hub.

Flight Log Purchase Options

Explore the Barrels Bottles & Brews trail with The Flight Log – a self guided tour of the Windsor Essex #BarrelTrail.  There are three purchase options based on how you want to explore including a 1 day and 7 day passport, or you can become a Frequent Flyer and get a years worth of tastings & exclusive offers. Check out the three purchase options below – all available for use digitally from your smart phone.


Use our handy grid below to see which local craft breweries and distilleries are offering delivery, tastings, patio service, and indoor dining.

LOCATION CITY/TOWN Delivery  Tastings  Patio  Indoor Dining 
Banded Goose Brewing Co. Kingsville * * * *
BREW Microbrewery Windsor * * * *
Chapter Two Brewing Co. Windsor * * *
Craft Heads Brewing Co. Windsor * * * *
Cured Craft Brewing Co. Leamington * * *
FRANK Brewing Co. Tecumseh * * * *
GL Heritage Brewing Co. Amherstburg * * * *
The Grove Brew House Kingsville * * * *
J.P. Wiser’s Experience Windsor *
Kingsville Brewing Co. Kingsville * * * *
Lot 10 Brewing Co. Amherstburg * * *
Sandwich Brewing Co. Windsor * * * *
Walkerville Brewery Windsor * * *
Wolfhead Distillery Amherstburg * * * *

Trip inspiration – Blogs

Need even more ideas on where to visit and what to taste? Check out the blogs below for great ideas on how to explore craft beer and spirits in Windsor Essex.

Trip inspiration – Itineraries

View these sample itineraries and use our interactive planner to draft up the perfect way to explore and pour your way along the Barrel Trail in Windsor Essex.




We are working proactively to support the Windsor Essex Pelee Island region during this time and will continue to share information as it is received from our partners. Please visit our dedicated COVID-19 page for information and resources from trusted sources.   Please ensure to contact each business for their most up-to-date hours as things are continually changing.  Many of our local restaurants and food-service establishments are offering pick up and delivery, please reference our Take Out & Delivery page for local establishments offering these services.


Spend some quality time learning about the history of #WindsorEssex with a stop at #FortMalden in @visitamherstburg - and learn about our role in the War of 1812 (and maybe some ghost stories too) #YQG #WindsorEssex #DiscoverYQG #DiscoverON #DiscoverCanada #OntSouthwest ...

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Grab your pumpkins and gourds, climb the hay tower or find your way through the corn maze - there is so much to do when you visit Allsop Farms! Celebrate harvest season out in the sunshine #YQG #WindsorEssex #DiscoverYQG #DiscoverON #DiscoverCanada #OntSouthwest #WEHeartLocal ...

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The only thing better than enjoying a bottle from our local @epicwineries is having them delivered straight to your front door! Pick up your favourites from @viewpointe.winery and be weekend ready! #YQG #WindsorEssex #DiscoverYQG #DiscoverON #DiscoverCanada #OntSouthwest #EPICwines #wine #winery ...

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