Enjoy more than Green Beer

The below blog was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is designed to be used as inspiration for a future trip to Windsor Essex. Due to current circumstances, some of the locations listed in the blog may currently not be open, or may not be offering full services at this time.

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Did you know St. Patrick’s Day is actually a religious celebration and not just an excuse to consume copious amounts of green beer and Irish whisky? Or that until the 1970’s pubs in Ireland were closed on St Patrick’s day as the saint’s feast day was considered a more solemn, strictly religious occasion. Although it is estimated that 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick’s Day, why not check out some of the amazing local craft breweries that right here in Windsor Essex? If you haven’t already heard of the Barrels Bottles and Brews Flight Log and #barreltrail, you are missing out!  Check out these lucky 7 locally crafted options for you to taste and try this St. Patrick’s Day. 

Banded Goose Brewing
… because who wouldn’t want to spend St. Patrick’s Day on a patio? In the sunshine.  With great beer.


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Craft Heads Brewing Co.
Why drink green beer when you can drink this vibrant red? Pucker up with Craft Heads Sourbet Series of fruited sours on tap.⁣

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GL Heritage Brewing Co.
Taste the rainbow of deliciousness pre-St Patrick’s Day, March 13-15 and make sure to sample the seasonal Thom’s Irish Red Ale!


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Brew Microbrewery
We can’t be certain if the fun fact that Brew’s building used to house a chocolate factory makes their Chocolate Stout more delicious… but we encourage sampling to decide for yourself!


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Grove Brew House
You may be able to track down a green beer here but many a Leprechaun like a freshly poured Hefeweizen.


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Walkerville Brewery
Don your best green attire and make it out to “St. Practice Day” Saturday March 15th to toast with your favourite Walkerville ale or cider.


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Chapter Two Brewing Co.
The return of Chapter Two’s St. Patrick’s Day Stout pairs perfectly with live Celtic music, fish and chip specials and good friends!


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From Stouts to Irish Red Ales, pair something local with your corned beef and cabbage March 17th – luck of the Irish would have it that our local breweries all have various sizes and flavours to take with you! For a full list  of events and promotions make sure to check out our St. Patrick’s Day Guide.

And if you are feeling adventurous, pick up your very own Barrels Bottles Brews Flight Log today and for only $25 enjoy our craft breweries and distilleries long after the shamrocks and shenanigans.


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When the weekend is knocking at your door, make sure that your fridge is fully stocked with local #craftbeer and cider from @walkervillebrewery! Our #BarrelsBottlesBrews partners offer convenient door-to-door delivery of your favourites so there's no excuse to drink bad beer! #YQG #WindsorEssex #DiscoverYQG #DiscoverON #DiscoverCanada #OntSouthwest #DineYQG #BarrelTrail ...

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