Buy Local: Drink Craft Beer!

By Jarrett Thomas

 Enjoy Paudash Lake this summer - and remember to drink responsibly.

Enjoy Paudash Lake this summer - and remember to drink responsibly.

With breweries popping up all across Ontario why not stop by one the next time you’re heading to Paudash and pick up a few cold ones to go. No matter where you’re coming from there are plenty of options on the way. Live at the cottage all summer?  Why not do a day trip and check out a few within a short drive.   Have some testers and bring back your favourites.  This is one sure way to impress any family and friends.  

No matter if you’re a light beer, dark beer or flavoured beer fan, there is something for everyone. The staff at any of the breweries will walk you through the beer making process and teach you about all things beer. 

Stop in to Lakehouse Restaurant on Paudash Lake to try a pint of some other Ontario Beers – Mill Street, Hop City Barking Squirrel, Sleeman, Lake of Bays and many others currently available.  

Purchase a growler once and refill it on your next visit with your favourite beer. Join the craze and grab a Growler or two and see what you’ve been missing out on.  

While you may find some craft beers at the LCBO or Beer Store many are only available at the brewery itself. Check out some of the top 2015 Ontario craft beers within an easy drive of Paudash!

Bancroft- Bancroft Brewing Co. at 2 Hastings Street has several of their own brews on tap for your enjoyment the next time you venture into town. 

Port Perry- Old Flame Brewery - Gold Winner - Amber Lager

Haliburton- Haliburton Highlands Brewing Honey Brown- Gold Winner- Maple/Brown

Gravenhurst- Sawdust City Brewing Gateway Kolsch- Gold Winner – Lagered Ales

Bowmanville- Manantler Brewing Dark Prince- Silver Winner – Dark IPA

Uxbridge- Second Wedge Brewing

Whitby- 5 Paddles Brewing/ Brock Street Brewery

Minden Hills- Boshkung Brewing Co. 

Peterborough- Publican House Brewery/ Smithhavens Brewing Co. 

Muskoka- Lake of Bays Brewing Co. / Muskoka Brewery