There’s no more Canadian way to enjoy a summer afternoon than with an ice cold glass of your favourite lager. The New Seaton neighbourhood is an amazing destination for beer lovers, with an incredible selection of Micro-Breweries nearby. The next time you’re in the mood for some artisanal-crafted suds, why not give one of these local hot-spots a try?
Located at 1885 Clements Road, Pickering, this Brewery is so Micro that they don’t even have their own website. They do however offer a wide range of ales from traditional to New World styles in cask, draught and bottles. This is the main brewery for Toronto’s popular C’est What Restaurant and Bar, for which Durham brews several innovative beers including a Hemp Ale and a Coffee Porter.
Just a short drive northwest of New Seaton in Markham, Rouge River Brewing Company offers an extensive selection of fine crafted signature beers that include a Barrel Aged Apricot Sour, a Summer Pale Ale and a Blueberry Sour Ale. Pick up some brews from their bottle shop, or stop in for a pint on tap in their all new tasting room. If you want to sample their suds without leaving home, you can even take advantage of their new online ordering and delivery service.Learn more
Take a trip eastward to Whitby to discover the next great Brewery on our list. Sitting in here for a pint is an intimate experience as it is a smaller but stylishly decorated space. With creative beer names such as “Valley of Gold”, “In Your Face” and “Home Sweet Home”, you’ll be getting interesting conversation pieces along with your tasty brews. Paddles Brewery also offers online delivery for those who prefer to enjoy closer to home.Learn more
In South Ajax, Falcon Brewing Company offers a wide selection that includes Farmhouse Ale, American Stout, European Lager and Summer Saison. Every Tuesday at Falcon Brewery is games night. Come from 6:30-9:00 pm to play your favourite board games in a friendly environment. Admission is $10 and includes a beer.Learn more
If you want to select your own perfect batch of beer, than you might just want to give Ajax’s The Brew Kettle a try. This “Brew Your Own” operation has been serving Durham Region since 1992, they offer 150 different recipes that they will make to order in 35 or 50 litre batches, so you can stock up for a whole season. Choose from North American and Premium beers to find the flavour that is perfect for you.Learn more