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When you think of Collingwood, you think of The Blue Mountains, and adventures like boating, hiking, or biking. Collingwood is home to an eclectic mix of shops, boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. It is also home to a few brew houses that produce well crafted, small batch craft beer by master brewers who truly have passion for their creations.

We will take you on a craft beer crawl to four different brew houses where beer enthusiasts can experience an assortment of beers that will suit everyone’s tastes.

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Collingwood Brewery

We start our crawl at Collingwood Brewery, where their beers are crafted from the freshest, all-natural ingredients. They have their award-winning core beers that they always brew but offer a seasonal selection of brews. The service is fantastic, the staff is friendly and very knowledgeable about their products and are willing to make suggestions. If you are not sure what to get, then we suggest you try a flight or two of the different beers and enjoy the beer garden. Before leaving make sure to stop by the Retail shop to buy your favourite beer and check out their merchandise.

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Black Bellows Brewing Company

Less than 5 km away is Black Bellows Brewing Company. Located in downtown Collingwood where they curate fantastical beer and food adventures. Their no-rules approach to brewing is why Black Bellows is the perfect go to place for everyone. Enjoy the dog friendly patio with one of their drafts on tap and pair with some tasty pub grub.  Their friendly staff can help you with your choice with a sample or a flight. Check out their store for their beer and merch.

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Northwinds Brewhouse & Kitchen

Just a short drive down the road is Northwinds Brewhouse & Kitchen. They capture the adventurous spirit of the surrounding area. They pair their hand-crafted beer with a seasonally focused menu. They have a wide range of beer to choose from for your flight, or skateboard, if you dare! The portions and flavours of their food are impressive, and the servers are extremely knowledgeable and helpful with their recommendations. Don’t forget to ask your server for cans of your favourites to take home with you!

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Side Launch Brewing Company

Last but certainly not least, is Side Launch Brewing Company only a few minutes away. Inside their taproom is a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy a giant game of scrabble or a game of cards while, drinking a flight of beer or sit out in their beer garden. The friendly staff can help you decide what beer is just right for you. Back for another season at Side Launch is Mamacita Tacoria – a funky food truck serving Mexican treats. The tap room has a selection of beer only available to purchase to take home.

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The Beer Bus Company

It is certainly not acceptable to drink and drive. For those that do not have a designated driver available for their group, The Beer Bus Company offers Collingwood brewery tours for your convenience, pleasure, and safety.

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With all that Collingwood has to offer, these local brewhouses add an element of adventure that is sure to capture the interest of guests to the region. Whether you’re a novice or a connoisseur of craft beers, there is certainly something here for everyone!

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We hope you have a fun and safe time exploring South Georgian Bay with this itinerary! Share your memories with us by tagging @SGeorgianBay on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

Planning to visit South Georgian Bay in the near future? As Ontario slowly re-opens, so do our local businesses; however, many tourism-related operators, shops and restaurants are operating differently than normal. Please contact individual businesses to confirm method and hours of operation. Visit our “Know Before You Go” page by clicking here.

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