Four Stops Along the Heart of Ontario’s True Brew Path to Discover this Winter | Ontario Culinary
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Four Stops Along the Heart of Ontario’s True Brew Path to Discover this Winter

Discover the cideries, wineries and breweries along the True Brue Path in the Heart of Ontario as you sip, savour and dine!

Sip Your Way Along Hamilton, Halton and Brant County’s True Brew Path

This winter, hop in your car (with a designated driver, of course) and head out along the True Brew Path in the Heart of Ontario. This self-directed route will take you to wineries, cideries and breweries spread throughout this scenic part of Ontario.

Here’s our rundown of four stops you can’t miss. The best part? They’re all within an hour of one another!

Stop 1: Leaning Post Winery

Where: 1491 Hamilton Regional Rd 8, Stoney Creek, ON. (View Map)


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This spot was built around the idea of community. Just as the leaning post at the end of each row of grapes provides stability for the vines, so too does the local community for this winery.

Now you get to be a part of that! Book an experience online and you’ll be led through a guided tasting with one of their certified WSET wine geeks! Be sure to grab the ones you like best before heading to your next stop. Cheers!

Stop 2: Collective Arts Brewing Co.

Where: 207 Burlington St E, Hamilton, ON. (View Map)

Collective Arts Brewing Co. is pretty well known in Ontario and for good reason (there Jam up the Mash Sour is…legendary).

This brewing company doesn’t only make fantastic beer but they also make seltzers and spirits too! To boot, each one of their drinks supports an artist through the labelling and they sell local artwork in their shop. Want a tour? Go ahead and book that online. You’ll even get a free pint along the way.

So sip away and feel good about doing it!

Stop 3: Fairweather Brewing

Where: 5 Ofield Rd Unit #1, Hamilton, ON. (View Map)

Under twenty minutes down the road, Fairweather Brewing Company is a fantastic spot to cozy up.

Grab a seat in the taproom and order some of their delicious brews. We love the Donna Pilsner and Dream Pop Sour Ale! If you’re feeling hungry, no worries. Fairweather allows for grub to be brought into the tap room so hop around the corner to grab something delicious or hang tight until your next stop.

Stop 4: West Avenue Cider House

Where: 84 Concession Rd 8 E, Freelton, ON. (View Map)


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End your day at West Avenue Cider House. This FeastOn certified cidery is nestled onto a back road in Freelton and to say we love it is an understatement.

Grab a seat up at the bar in their taproom or book a private fire pit out on the green. In addition to their homemade baked goods, soups and charcuterie boxes that can be enjoyed on-site, West Avenue very often brings in food trucks on weekends specializing in everything from tasty pizzas and tacos to Japanese cuisine and more. Check out their Facebook for details!

Be sure to sip and savour a variety of their ciders! We love the super dry Heritage Dry cider for a trusty favour but certainly aren’t opposed to dabbling in all the lovely seasonal ciders they create either.


We hope you have a wonderful time exploring. Don’t forget if you download the True Brew Path Great Taste of Ontario passport and check into five spots, you’ll receive a $25 voucher for a participating FeastOn Restaurant!