Want to get the most enjoyment out of the beers produced on the Cottage Country Beer Trail? Head to one or more of the breweries for a guided tour and tastings.
Meet the brewers and hear how they produce award-winning brews, experience the unique ‘personality’ of each brewery, and sample some of the exceptional products before you leave. Learn the behind-the-scenes ins and outs of the industry in these parts from one or more of our local know-it-alls – and be better informed when you make your next craft beer purchase.
The breweries have different hours for tours, with some regularly scheduled and some requiring advanced booking, so be sure to connect with them before you arrive. Check out these helpful links:
Boshkung Tasting Room (on Mirror Lake)
Haliburton Highlands Tours
Highlander Brew Co.’s Brewing Experience
Muskoka Brewery Tours
Lake of Bays Brewing Co. Tours
Sawdust City Brewing Co. Tours (including a pit stop in their saloon)
Looking for a guided tour experience from Toronto to cottage country and back again? Consider a trip with BrewTours.ca. (They do the driving, you do the drinking.) Check out their website for upcoming road trip tours. Sawdust City Brewing Co. also has a bus you can book and an inn where you can have a snooze before getting up and continuing on the trail.
And don’t forget to bring a few extra bucks to purchase some sweet souvenir swag when you visit as well!