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The Best of our Bevvies

Collingwood is quickly becoming Ontario’s Craft Beverage Capital and we invite you to take a self-guided, self-serve tour of the 4 beer breweries, 3 distilleries and 1 kombucha brewer to see and celebrate why.

Our brewers, distillers, and craft food destinations together create a magic opportunity for you to tour, tap and taste the incredible amazing food and beverages that follow in the footsteps of Collingwood’s long history of brewing, distilling, and culinary expertise dating back to the 1800s.

Eight award-winning craft beverage producers have come together to create a tour that also lets people tap into the different virtual events, small outdoor patios, takeout & delivery options available in this historic, waterfront town.

The self-serve tour can be done on foot, by bike or in a car. The different routes for each option can be found here and include stops at producers that have storefronts, and restaurants serving their products.

The 4 beer breweries, 3 distilleries and 1 kombucharie participating in this year’s inaugural Collingwood Craft Beverage Tour are the most recent addition to Collingwood’s long history of brewing and distilling.

1852

The first local distillery opened its doors in 1852 near the mouth of the Pretty River and a second distillery opened in 1853.

1855

By 1854 there were three Taverns and a brewery in town when the railway was finally completed through to Collingwood in the spring of 1855. By summer of 1855 the town with a population 1,000, was in an economic boom with four comfortable hotels.

1857

By 1857, the Town boasted fifteen hotels and taverns and all of the retail stores sold liquor.

1858

The Town of Collingwood was formally incorporated in 1858.
*sourced from Whisky & Wickeness, Volume 4 by Larry D. Cotton. Copies of Whisky & Wickedness can be purchased at The Collingwood Museum.

2020

To tap into all that is going on with Collingwood Craft Beverage Tour and its 8 different producers.

Collingwood Craft Beverage Gift Guide Roundtable

Tuesday December 15th, 7pm
Hosted by Cassie MacKell, owner of Low Down Cocktail Bar, with 8 craft beverage producers, you’ll get the scoop on their seasonal special so you can give the gift of a local craft beverage, what you need to serve it and the secrets of how to mix it from their talented mixologists.

 

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More ways to Go Get Out in Collingwood are also available at GoGetOut.ca.

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