Why beer is better in BruceGreySimcoe

Oct 06, 2020

Beer tastes best when it’s served in an amazing place, with great friends, after a day of epic adventures (be sure to follow all current COVID-19 protocols when visiting). In BruceGreySimcoe, our brews are infused by the lifestyles of our brewers. They chose this region for its outdoor adventure, its excitement and its beauty. That passion for the land and the lifestyle makes its way into every craft beer produced here. It’s called local beer for a reason. Read on for some insight into the special ingredients that help create a BruceGreySimcoe brew.

We pair adventures with aprés


Adventure and beer: It’s the perfect pairing. For safety’s sake, we insist you tackle the outdoor adventure first then tack on the aprés as a finishing touch. We’ve got some amazing beers inspired by the adventures right here in our backyard. Try these out: 

You can get craft beer delivered directly to your door


In these crazy times, one of the first things to be ironed out locally was craft beer delivery. As you'll see in the video above, The Collingwood Brewery delivers. Black Bellows offers online ordering. Northwinds has an online beer store. Sidelaunch has local delivery options and shipping via their online store here. The Wasaga Beach Brewing Company can be ordered via their website. MacLean's Ales offers local delivery as well as an online store. Southampton's Outlaw Brew Company lets you place your takeout order online for pickup as well as shop for their beer online. Flying Monkeys in Barrie offers free local delivery on $50 and over orders as well as warehouse pickup for online orders available here. Kincardine's Grey Matter Brewery also does local deliveries for online orders. Qualye's Brewery in Orillia offers indoor seating on weekends but you can place online orders right here for curbside pickup. Couchiching Brewery offers free local delivery to the Orillia area for orders over $50 and can also ship their brews to you via their online ordering system.

Our brewpubs are award worthy


Not only does Black Bellows brew some great beer they now do so in an amazing location with some amazing history. Recently nominated for an Ontario Architectural Conservancy award for their work in restoring the old Dey's Auto Body building into their current brew pub location, you can pick up beer from their bottle shop, enjoy local delivery for free or Ontario-wide delivery for a flat rate or grab a bite to eat and brew on their patio or in their unique brewpub setting.

Similarly, Mudtown Station in Owen Sound preserved and repurposed the original CPR Station there, offering a unique place to grab a bite and some of their on-site micro brews.

We have whole towns that celebrate beer

Creemore, Ontario is home to Creemore Springs and darn proud of it. The town has literally become synonymous with the beer, so much so that in non-COVID times they celebrate with their annual Copper Kettle Festival each summer. Stay tuned right here for updates on the 2021 festival.


We suffered through prohibition for a long, long time.


And now we’re making up for it. It’s a little-known fact that the city of Owen Sound outlawed the sale of liquor into the early 1970s, well beyond the end of the temperance movement in most of Canada. In recent years, there’s been a beverage renaissance in the area, with beer, wine and cider producers cropping up across the region. Follow the Saints & Sinners Trail or pick up Richard Thomas's book Saints and Sinners: The Story of Owen Sound: Canada's Last Dry City to learn more about our checkered past.

We’ve got natural springs and we know how to use ‘em

Both Creemore Springs and Neustadt Springs Brewery use spring water right near the breweries to brew their signature beers. At Neustadt Springs, the original brewer constructed the building over the spring back in 1859, operating as Crystal Springs Brewery until 1916 when prohibition put a halt to things. The brewery reopened in 1997.

For more info on our breweries, cideries, wineries and distillers, check out our Beverages Page

For more info on our local food and beverage options, visit our Local Fare page