A GUIDE TO ONTARIO BEER, CIDER, AND SPIRITS


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Associations

Ontario Craft Brewers: Provincial association representing Ontario’s craft breweries.

Ontario Craft Cider Association: Provincial association representing Ontario’s cider producers.

Ontario Craft Distillers Association: Provincial association representing Ontario’s spirits producers.

 

Guides

Starting a Craft Brewery in Ontario | Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

 

Provincial Programs and Information

Beer Manufacturers/Microbrewers and Brands List – Ontario Ministry of Finance

Beer and Wine Tax Rates – Ontario Ministry of Finance

 

Federal Regulations, Acts and Information

Canadian Brewery Industry Overview – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Brewery Regulations (C.R.C., c. 565) – Department of Justice

Excise Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. E-14) – Department of Justice

Food and Drugs Act (F-27)

Food and Drug Regulations (C.R.C., c. 870)

Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (C-38)

Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations (C.R.C., c. 417)

CFIA: Food Labelling for Industry

CFIA: Food Labelling for Consumers

 

Agriculture

Ontario Hop Growers Association (OHGA):  Not-for-profit association of hop growers, families and enthusiasts who are interested in supporting the growth of the hop industry in Ontario.

Growing Hops in Ontario [Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food]

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Ontario Agriculture:  Advancing agriculture and networking in Ontario.

Ontario Federation of Agricultre: Canada’s largest voluntary farm organization representing the interest of Ontario farm families.

Sustain Ontario: Province-wide, cross-sectoral alliance that promotes healthy food and farming.

 

Ale Trails

Central
Brewery Discovery Routes – Ontario’s Greenbelt
Niagara Ale Trail – Niagara Region
True Brew Path  – Hamilton – Halton – Brant
Waterloo-Wellington Craft Collective Ale Trail – Kitchener-Waterloo

North
Apple Pie Trail – Blue Mountains
Saints and Sinners: Bootleggers Run – Grey County

East
Bay of Quinte Craft Beer & Cider Region

West
Barrels Bottles & Brews – Windsor – Essex – Pelee Island
Hop Me: A Craft Brewery Passport – Huron, Oxford, Perth, Middlesex and Elgin Counties

 

Awards

Ontario Brewing Awards

Golden Tap Awards

Canadian Brewing Awards

Canadian Craft Beer Awards

 

Women in Beer

Barley’s Angels Toronto Chapter

BrewGals – Windsor

She’s Crafty YGK – Kingston

Society of Beer Drinking Ladies – Toronto

The Fem Ales – Waterloo Region

 

Podcasts

613BeerCast: An Ottawa Beer Podcast

 

Homebrewing Stores

Beer Grains Supply Co. [Online-only]

Brew North [Toronto]

Brewer’s Pantry [Bowmanville]

Canadian Homebrew Supplies [Brampton]

Shortfinger Brewing Co. [Waterloo]

Surly Leprechaun Brewing [St. Catharines]

Toronto Brewing Co. [Toronto]

 

Homebrewing Clubs

GTA Brews

London Homebrewers Guild

True Grist Homebrewers Club (Guelph, Cambridge, and Kitchener-Waterloo)


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