Get creative this week
After a morning spent outdoors exploring the area hiking trails, bird watching, or waterfalls, nothing better than to leave for an afternoon in the sun. Add a delicious pint of your favorite local micro-brewery or fruity spritzer and you’ve got the perfect bevvy to celebrate hot summer days.
We’ve compiled a list of the best beers to enjoy the patio season. From fruity sparkling spirits to IPA mojitos, there is something for everyone. And the best part? All of these beers are offered by local microbreweries and offer online purchase and delivery options, which means you can support local businesses AND enjoy quality beer and / or wine, all of it. from the comfort of your own terrace!
Read on to find out about 5 local breweries and wineries in Muskoka.
Clear Lake Brewing Co.
4651 Southwood Road, Torrance
Want to try something new? Check Clear Lake Brewing Co., Muskoka’s newest brewery, and relax in the sun with one of their fresh, naturally made pints. Located in the picturesque area of Torrance, just off Southwood Road, Clear Lake Brewing Co. is a must-see after a day spent exploring the The Barrens of Torrance.
Try them Clear Lake Cranberry Radler, a thirst-quenching blend of locally sourced beer and cranberry juice, with hints of blood orange.
Pick up your beers at Clear Lake Brewing Bottle Store, open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call the brewery at 705-571-1814 for more information.
Sawdust City Brewing Company
397 Muskoka Road North, Gravenhurst
Named for Gravenhurst’s historic legacy as a sawmill town, Sawdust City Brewing Company produces exceptional craft beers. And although they are named after one of Gravenhurst’s traditional industries, their innovative beers and the quality of their flavors are not traditional.
Sunny summer days mean it’s time to refresh the beers, and luckily, Sawdust town brewery offers a number of delicious iPAs, Lagers, and Ales that are sure to quench those artful taste buds. For the perfect patio pint, try Patio Nuits Sangria Hibiscus Pale Ale – spicy and juicy, this summer drink is perfect for late evenings on the terrace with friends.
Shop the Sawdust City Brewing online store. Courier shipping is available throughout Ontario. Or call the Brewery at 705-681-1100 to place a curbside pickup order at their storefront in Gravenhurst.
Lake of Bays Brewing Co.
2681, chemin Muskoka 117, Baysville
Nestled in Baysville just steps from the South Muskoka River, the Berry Lake Brewery Company has been producing state-of-the-art craft beers for over 10 years. Their beers are proudly brewed using only the most natural ingredients and are characterized by balanced flavors and exceptional quality.
Want to try a celebration of flavors? Try them Northern glow, a sparkling IPA that has a distinct effervescent character and a dry finish with hints of dried orange and grapefruit zest.
Have you ever wished you could enjoy the mouth-watering flavors of a microbrewery – without the alcohol? If applicable, Near Zero Bay Lake the classic pale ale is a must-have. This alcohol-free ale is both light and refreshing with sweet lemon and grapefruit flavors.
1964 Muskoka Beach Road, Bracebridge
Venture off the beaten track to Muskoka Beach Road and shop for top-quality craft micro-breweries at Muskoka Brewery. The Muskoka Brewery team takes pride in creating unique and refreshing beers and their sustainable, authentic practices.
For a drink made for those sunny days on the terrace, discover their selection of refreshing sparkling waters. The four unique flavor combinations include cranberry and blood orange, lemon and berries, grapefruit and ginger, and coconut and lime. These vodka drinks have a subtle aroma and are extremely refreshing.
Another refreshing patio choice is Muskoka Brewery’s Squeeze the day, the dark beer par excellence. This Ale comes from their Moonlight Kettle series, offering bright grapefruit notes and a taste of spring.
Muskoka Lakes Farm and Vineyard
1074 Cranberry Road, Bala
Don’t worry, wine lovers and Muskoka chair sommeliers, we haven’t forgotten you! While Muskoka Lakes Farm is renowned for its fall cranberry harvest and winter ice trail, it also has a top-notch vineyard. Their artisanal wines are handcrafted in small batches using farm-grown cranberries and blueberries.
Sit on the deck with a drink of Cranberry and Blueberry Wine. This wine balances the crisp acidity of cranberries with the delicate sweetness of blueberries. Do you prefer something fiery? the Cranberry Splash Wine Spritzer is a delicious blend of carbonated water and cranberry wine that is refreshing and crunchy.
Order from Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery Online Store and have your chosen items shipped straight to your front door. Or, order online, then pick up your curbside items at Bala Farm.
Changes related to COVID-19
The Muskoka region, including the local restaurants and businesses mentioned above, has taken several precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing procedures must be followed. Masks are mandatory to enter all buildings and when social distancing is not possible. Frequent hand washing is encouraged and everyone should self-isolate if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19. For more information regarding COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 Updates page.
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