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A Journey Through Grey County’s Craft Beverage Scene

The craft beverage scene across Ontario is one to behold. Although we cannot compare, we can surely celebrate the impressive achievements of craft beverage excellence in Grey County!

For craft beverage enthusiasts travelling to Grey County this fall or winter, we implore you to dive deep into the craft beverage pool of deliciousness.

The best craft beverage spots in Grey County

Keep on reading for where to find the best craft beverage spots in Grey County.

#1: Neustadt Springs Brewery

Where: 456 Jacob St, Neustadt, ON. (View Map)

Brewing with history, Neustadt Springs Brewery prides itself on crafting beer with the highest standards of purity! Sitting on what is considered one of Canada’s best sources of pure spring water, Neustadt Springs is a family-owned operation worth the visit.

With a cozy taproom vibe on deck, the brewery invites you to soak in its historic atmosphere and enjoy some of their beer while you’re there (of course). Why not go for a walk down by the springs and then head on in for a round?

In our opinion, a flight is always the way to go when visiting a new brewery but a few stood out to us. For those looking for a stout fix on a chilly day, the Texas Tea is a smooth brew enhanced with the lovely sweetness of locally-sourced honey.

Want something a bit more hop-forward? No worries! The West Gray APA is made with 100% locally-sourced hops with a smorgasbord of fruity flavour including some very punchy citrus notes. 

While enjoying a beer in the taproom is delightful, it’s the tour that we fell in love with so keep reading.

Tour the Caverns

On weekends, you can book a tour of Neustadt Springs Brewery (must be done in advance) and you’ll get a chance to go down to the caverns below the brewery.

photo of underground cavern at Neustadt Brewing

These historic spaces are super unique to this brewery and used to be connected to a series of tunnels that ran throughout most of the town. The caverns right under Neustadt were directly connected to the historic brewer’s house.

#2: Savvy Co

Where: The Savvy Co., 88 Collingwood St, Flesherton, ON. (View Map)

Welcome to the coolest cafe, bottle and snack shop in Grey Highlands!

Savvy Co. is a great spot to hang out with friends or even get a little bit done during the workday (we won’t tell your boss)! Savvy Co’s interior offers the coziest vibes to chill and sip on delicious locally sourced craft beverages and snacks! They also offer coffee for those looking for a non-alcoholic option.


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#3: Spy Cider House and Distillery

Where: 808108, Side Rd 24, Clarksburg, ON (View Map)

Spy Cider House & Distillery is truly a one-of-a-kind destination. With an impressive lineup of cider and spirits, it’s their passion for organic principles with a commitment to creating delicious ciders, quality spirits, and exceptional hospitality that you’ll notice the minute you step foot on their property.

Their cider is produced on their organic farm in The Blue Mountains! They are known for their sugar-free, flavourful dry apple-forward cider.

#4: Still Fields Brewery

Where: 317714 3 Line, Meaford, ON  (View Map)

Located on 22 acres of beautiful farmland in Meaford, Ontario, Still Fields Brewery focuses on mixed culture fermentation, barrel aging and creating some damn good beer.

Crafting small batches of experimental goodness, the folks at Still Fields have come up with some fantastic flavour combos. You can visit the farm to enjoy a few beers on tap or grab some bottles to go. Of course, we recommend doing both. Using raw ingredients grown right in their field, they strive to offer a true taste of place with every sip!

Exterior shot of the Still Fields Brewery sign on the side of a bright green barn

So what should you try? Well, the general nature of a small-batch brew suggests there’s always a new reason to go back. However, there were a few true standouts for us. Their Grisette is Still Field’s answer to a Belgian farmhouse table beer. Full of floral, lemony notes, this tangy little number will have you driving back for more.

Another option? We highly recommend you try their Country Ale which is a mixed-culture sour beer. This tart sensation is brewed with a combination of malted barley and flacked wheat and hopped with Saaz offering up an electrifying note of lemon and sweet-tart.

#5: Coffin Ridge

Where: 599448 Concession Rd 2 N, Annan, ON. (View Map)

Immaculate views await you! The tasting room at Coffin Ridge is the perfect place to daydream into Georgian Bay beyond the vineyard. Cozy up in one of their Scandinavian-style outdoor booths to take it all in.

Zain and two others from Coffind Ridge enjoy a glass of wine in the outdoor booths overlooking the vineyard.

Are you ready for a good time? With ample seating options overlooking the beautiful vineyards, we recommend coming here with your sweetheart for a romantic date or your buds for a little wine and revelry. The incredible winter varietals like their Bone Dry Riesling are a bonus.

Hot tip: Make sure to plan your trip for a Saturday to indulge in delicious wood-fired pizza! 

While you’re there, we must remind you that Kilannan Brewery is also serving delicious beer at Coffin Ridge. So if there’s somebody in your group who prefers beer over wine, their palette will be well looked after as well.

#6: Thornbury Craft Cider & Beer

Where: 90 King St. E., Thornbury, ON. (View Map)

It’s not by luck that Thornbury Craft Co. is the coolest, and trendiest spot in the area! Crafting their ciders in small batches, from locally sourced, fresh pressed apples, they aim to please their fans with a true reflection of Canadian cider. Also offering an impressive and award-winning selection of craft beer, this destination has got it all.

We recommend you get your hands on a pint or can of the Blue Mountain Light Lager! A clean, dry and refreshing pale lager mixed with aromas of low malt and a light floral hop, it has a moderately grainy malt flavour with a well-balanced dry, crisp finish.

We also think this fall/winter season, that a can of refreshing spiced apple cider is the route to go to embrace the sweater weather season!


Cheers to an incredible sipping adventure in Grey County!

Well, there you have it! 6 must-stops in Grey County for all craft beer enthusiasts! Want to start planning a getaway? Check out this itinerary.

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