Stop 12: Black Creek Historic Brewery
Breathe deep. Think of your loved one. Now, if you still have the bandwidth for another pint, head over to Black Creek Pioneer Village, which surprisingly puts together some pretty decent beers, using not-so-surprising methods, tools, and recipes from the mid-1800s. Spend the rest of your day in costume making your own growler of Pumpkin or Estate Ale (because frankly, what’s 2L more when you’ve had 11 pints?) with the resident Brewmaster, or skip the labour and take in a pour of their cask beer at cellar temperature (what? That’s how they had it in the past??) or chilled at the pub if you're a post-industrial, molly-coddled wuss. Open daily.
On the radar: Kensington Brewing Company
For now, fans of the brewery’s Augusta Ale, Watermelon Wheat or Baldwin FishEYE PA will have to stock up at the LCBO. But come Summer, look for their full production brewery and retail space/bar in the market. It’s the building that’s painted with a giant alien face... so, you can't really miss it.