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Wineries and Breweries in Muskoka
Muskoka is already making quite a name for itself in the craft beer and wine industry, with a number of local establishments receiving national recognition.
Muskoka Brewery has won countless awards over the years for their beers, growing from a small start-up with a one-of-a-kind cream ale, to a recently expanded micro-brewery with six core beers, a number of specialty beers, and one of Ontario's most popular IPAs (Mad Tom IPA). View their recent success at this year's Ontario Brewing Awards.
Starting in 2010, Lake of Bays Brewing Co has left a lot of people in awe with their successful and rapid expansion in just a few short years. They now feature four beers, including a new lager they started brewing in conjunction with the NHL Alumni Association called Top Shelf. They have been recently named one of the top 11 new breweries in Canada according to Huffington Post.
Muskoka Lakes Winery offers an experience you can't find anywhere else in Ontario. Grab a glass of wine and take a tour of their cranberry marsh where you will learn the intricacies of producing one of Muskoka's staple products. Finish off the tour with a wine tasting of Ontario's finest fruit wines, including their signature cranberry wine which has been turning heads (and raking in awards) in the industry since it debuted in 2000.
Sawdust City Brewing Co is the newest kid on the craft beer block in Muskoka, but they have already made quite an impression. They have finished construction on a stunning new brewery, offering brewery tours, a saloon, and live music every Saturday night! They have also been recognized within the industry, winning golds at the Ontario Brewing Awards for their Gateway Kolsch and Twin Pines IIPA.
Going on one of the brewery or winery tour and tastings is a great social activitiy with friends and family. Not only do you get to try some of the best beers and wines Ontario has to offer, but you also learn a few things that might surprise you along the way.
- Sawdust City Brewing Co: Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm - 4pm, or throughout the week by appointment
- Muskoka Brewery Tours: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30pm, Wednesday - Sunday. Call to book a special group appointment
- Lake of Bays Brewing Co Tours: Saturday 11am - 3pm and Sunday 12pm - 3pm
- Muskoka Lakes Winery Tours: Daily at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Wine Tasting offered throughout the day during regular business hours
Brew Tours - a chartered tour of Muskoka's 3 breweries - is your ticket to the wonderful world of Muskoka's craft beers. The tour showcases Lake of Bays Brewery, Muskoka Brewery, and Sawdust City Brewing Company, as well as The Griffin Gastropub. Each tour includes transportation to all three breweries, behind the scene tours of the three breweries, as well as a stop for lunch at the legendary Griffin Pub. If you love craft beer, this is a can't miss tour!
Tours run most Saturdays throughout the year. If you have a group of people looking to take the tour, Brew Tours also books private tours throughout the week.
For more information or to book, visit their website
Catch Live Music at the Breweries
- Sawdust City: Every Saturday night