Must Visit Craft Breweries in Prince Edward County

Must Visit Craft Breweries in Prince Edward County
Must Visit Craft Breweries in Prince Edward County

Located less than a three-hour drive east of Toronto, Prince Edward County has emerged as a sought-after destination for Ontario vacationers. Notably, the craft brewery scene in PEC has been rapidly gaining momentum. Drink your way across the County, touring family-run breweries and indulging in local specialty brews and bevys.

Best Breweries in Prince Edward County

Parsons Brewing Company

613-476-9977 | | 876 County Rd 49, Prince Edward

Hours: Open daily 12-7

Parsons Brewing Company is a family-owned and operated brewery that opened its doors in October 2016. The brewery is built around old County heritage with its bottle shop and taproom encompassing two 150-year-old heritage lumber buildings that were disassembled, moved and re-purposed. The expansive beer garden features alfresco dining from an Outdoor Kitchen, an unstructured playground, and a fledgling hop yard.

Each brew is crafted authentically, brewed sustainably, and shared across Prince Edward County. They offer local wines, ciders and sodas, a kids menu, and vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Gillingham Brewing Company

416-892-9646 | | 1316 Wilson Road, Hillier

Hours: Open Daily 11:30-6

Independent, family-owned and operated, Gillingham is a specialty small-batch, award-winning brewery situated amongst beautiful acres of family vineyard. The brewery comes alive with vibrant live music and enticing food pop-ups held throughout the season. Guests can opt for either the expansive beer garden or the cozy taproom seating to enjoy the lively atmosphere.

Their craft beer is inspired by brew styles from all around the world. Gillingham offers 20 rotating unique beers on tap, Domaine Darius wines by the glass, and lunch and Oysters every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

555 Brewing Co.

613-476-5556 | | 124 Main Street, Picton

Hours: Open daily 11:30-9

Founded in 2017, 555 Brewing Co. is a charming family-run craft brewery. Dedicated to crafting true-to-style beers and delectable wood-fired pizza, they aim to create a welcoming and safe space for customers. The focus is on fostering a fun and inclusive environment where visitors can unwind, savour a pint, relish a pizza, and depart with a smile.

Aside from its beer, 555 Brewing Co. has a diverse menu with vegetarian and vegan options that draw in customers from all over. Their wood-fired pizza is a highlight on Picton Main Street.

Prince Eddy’s Brewing Company

613-476-2253 | | 13 Macsteven Drive, Picton, Prince Edward

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10-7 and Friday-Saturday 10-9

Prince Eddy’s has been the ultimate industrial playground since 2017. With a wide selection of quality brews and bevies, a spacious beer garden patio, a legit volleyball court, rotational concerts & DJs, and delicious new street-style tacos made by Arvy’s, they’ve got something for just about everyone.

The brewing company is driven by a passion for crafting beers that seamlessly complement the adventures they’re enthusiastic about. Whether it’s the sandy shores, snowy landscapes, aquatic realms, or the open air they adore exploring, Prince Eddy’s meticulously created the best adventure beers.

Midtown Brewing Company

613-399-1001 | | 266 Wellington Main St., Wellington

Hours: Sunday-Friday 11:30-8 and Saturday 11-8

Midtown is a craft brewery, restaurant, and public house in the center of Wellington. It’s known for its relaxed atmosphere, good times, and traditional-style beers. Quickly, the brewery is becoming an integral part of the community with a local farmer’s market in the parking lot in the summer and a community skating rink taking its place in the winter months.

The brewery has been recognized as a Top 10 Brewery Destination by the CBC and also as a beer destination by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. Midtown Brewery specializes in traditional brewing styles hailing from the U.K., Belgium, and Germany. Their core lineup features an ESB, a dry Irish stout, and a Kolsch-style beer. They have also brewed bitters, IPA’s, Saison’s, Hefeweizen’s, fruit beers, Flanders Red, Biere de Gard and Berliner Weisse.

Lake on the Mountain Brewing Company

613-476-1321 | 11369 Loyalist Parkway, Prince Edward

Hours: Open daily 12-5

Lake on the Mountain Brewing Company has been creating finely crafted, small-batch beer since 2007. The brewery is known for experimenting with creating new brews and crafting a core range that is perfect for any occasion.

Drop by their taproom and bottle shop to grab some beer for takeout, or unwind and linger for a few pints. Delight in the warmth of the indoor wood-burning fireplace or venture to the beer garden oasis out back. There, you can settle by a campfire on the pond’s edge or partake in some enjoyable lawn games.

Matron Fine Beer

613-393-9195 | | 65 Barker’s Lane, Bloomfield

Hours: Wednesday-Friday 12-6, Saturday 11-6, and Sunday 11-5

“We want our beers to reflect a time and place, evolving season-to-season and year-to-year. Beers inspired by where we live and what grows around us.”

Marton, a modern farmhouse brewery, expresses County terroir with elegant farmhouse ales, aromatic IPAs & balanced lagers. Their focus is on lower-alcohol beers, under 6.5%.

Slake Brewing

613-919-0995 | | 181 Mowbray Road, Prince Edward

Hours: Monday-Thursday 12-6, Friday-Saturday 11-7, and Sunday 11-6

Built into a limestone hill, Slake Brewing offers stunning panoramic views of The County from its taproom and patio. The brewery is known for producing clean, balanced, easy-drinking ales and lagers along with mixed-fermentation barrel-aged beers from their cellar that are made with Ontario fruit. Slake is the only brewery to brew all their beer with 100% Ontario malt.

Along with your beverage, indulge in the on-site restaurant, operated by Rebel Taco, which serves fun Tex-Mex style tacos, tostadas and quesadillas. Lively events and food pop-ups are also often held on the premises.

Barley Days

(613) 476-8338 | | 13740 Loyalist Pkwy, Picton

Barley Days Brewery opened its doors in 2007 as the first Craft Brewery in Prince Edward County. Over the years, they have produced many different styles and flavoured craft beers. Their portfolio expands annually, consistently introducing fresh and innovative beer profiles to delight their audience.

Strange Brew

(613) 885-3135 | | 371 Chase Rd, Hillier

Hours: Saturday 12-5

Strange Brew is the home of small-batch, heritage brewing by Dave Frederick. Come for outstanding beer, great food, and lively music. Their current beer collection contains specialty beverages crafted with County ingredients and handpicked fruit from the property.

Try their OUT of the WOODS Grodzinski, made with local County maple syrup and malt cold smoked over an oak fire. Or NINKASI, a barrel-aged pale ale blended with local county Chardonnay and aged in French oak for one year.

List of Breweries in Prince Edward County

  • Slake Brewing
  • Parsons Brewing Company
  • Gillingham Brewing Company
  • 555 Brewing Co
  • Lake on the Mountain Brewing Company
  • Prince Eddy’s Brewing Co.
  • Matron Fine Beer
  • Midtown Brewing Company
  • Strange Brew Beer Studio
  • Garage Time Brewing Company
  • All My Friends Beer Co.
  • Dune Hopper Brewing Co.
  • Crimson Cider Company
  • Signal Brewery
  • Apple Falls Cider Company
  • Stillus Craft Spirits

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