Posted December 15, 2016

Last-minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Growler + Gift Card Combo

Find a brewery offering growler fills (there are 110 of them in Ontario) – buy an empty growler and a gift card with a balance high enough for a few fills.


Festival Tickets

Snag a pair of festival tickets for 2017 events such as the Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival or Toronto’s Festival of Beer (get $5 off with code ‘GIFT’) or SESSION Muskoka Craft Beer Festival, already on sale.


(Stalk & Barrel Whisky)

Ontario Whisky

Still Waters Distillery offers four true varieties of locally distilled, three-year aged Stalk & Barrel series of whisky including a Single Malt, Blue Blend, Red Blend and 100% Rye ranging from $32.95 to $99.95 from its retail store in Vaughan.

Toronto Distillery Co. also offers its First Barrels Straight Canadian Whisky through its retail store.


(Frape & Sons)

Cocktail Bitters

Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers in offers 11 varities of cocktail bitters at its distillery in Beamsville (3 are available at the LCBO).

Thunder Bay’s Frape & Sons also boasts a full line of bitters such as Rhubarb and Orange and Coffee, available at retail stores from Thunber Bay to Toronto.


High-end Beer

Beers to be sipped, savoured and shared.

Nickel Brook Winey Bastard Wine Barrel-aged Imperial Stout – $14.95 (@LCBO; 750ml)
Beau’s New Lang Syne Belian Tripel – $16.00 (@LCBO; 750ml)
Flying Monkeys Chocolate Manifesto Triple Chocolate Milk Stout – $12.95 (@LCBO; 750ml)
Muskoka Winter Beard Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout – $13.95 (@LCBO; 750ml)
Wellington Kentucky Cow Bourbon Barrel-Aged Chocolate Milk Stout – $10.95 (@LCBO; 750ml)


(Saints & Sinners)

Ale Trail IOU

Ontario is home to about 9 formal Ale Trails. Create an IOU for to chaffuer (AKA you’re the DD and you’re paying) someone after or during the holiday season.

You can also create your own itinerary using the OBN BevMap, which include breweries, cideries, distilleries and bars.



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