Muskoka takes its sips seriously
Muskoka is home to many amazing breweries, each offering a mouth-watering selection. Don’t make pour decisions – check out these 6 brews to enhance your summertime experience!
Detour on the Patio
Muskoka Brewery | Bracebridge
Brewing up a storm in Bracebridge, Muskoka Brewery specializes in handcrafted, small-batch brewing that’s as unique and refreshing as Muskoka itself.
Summertime Must-Sip: Detour – Easy Drinking & Refreshing – one of Ontario’s first ISA’s, this dry-hopped brew has a tropical aroma, big hop flavours, and a clean finish. Enhance your enjoyment of this brew-tiful beverage by sipping it up on Muskoka Brewery‘s picturesque patio.
Cliff Jump Cranberry Cider
Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery | Bala
Caring for their cranberries for almost 70-years, the Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery is a family-run, award-winning organization. Their daily Bog to Bottle Discovery Tour is a Signature Canadian Experience, and an absolute Muskoka must-do.
Summertime Must-Sip: Cliff Jump Cranberry Cider – introduced in 2018, this mouth-watering, off-dry cider is a great way to jump into summer!
Craft Beer Flight
Huntsville Brewhouse | Hunstville
The Huntsville Brewhouse is an extra-small batch brewing facility for the Lake of Bays Brewing Company with a full kitchen and street-facing windows that welcome in the fresh air.
Summertime Must-Sip: Craft Beer Flight – sample a range of what Lake of Bays Brewing Company has to offer with their flight.
Award-Winning Lone Pine IPA
Sawdust City Brewing Company | Gravenhurst
Gravenhurst’s Sawdust City Brewing Company is dedicated to the art and science of creating exceptional craft beers that expand the borders of traditional flavour profiles.
Summertime Must-Sip: Lone Pine IPA – each glass of this concoction is (in their words) “like a pine bough across your face” with its pine and citrus flavours, loads of hops, and balanced with a blend of 4 different malts.
Growler on the Go
Lake of Bays Brewing Company | Baysville
Don’t growl, be hoppy! The original location for the Lake of Bays Brewing Company is definitely the place to visit to see how their down-to-earth business makes such great beers.
Summertime Must-Sip: Growler to Go – visit and grab yourself a growler to go of one of their amazing offerings. The Growler is perfect for entertaining, and can pour 4 pints.
Great Beer, Great Food
Clear Lake Brewing Co. | Torrance
Producing fresh, naturally crafted beer year-round for locals and seasonal visitors alike, Clear Lake Brewing Company is sure to become a new traditional stop on your trip to Muskoka.
Summertime Must-Sip: Clear Lake Session Ale – more refreshing than a cannonball off the cottage dock, this 4.8% ale is similar to lager, with a light, crisp taste. Pair with one of the brewpub’s popular meals, like their gooey grilled cheese featuring provolone, cheddar, mozza, and parm on tasty sourdough bread.
Stay and Play
The Muskoka region, including the restaurants and local businesses discussed above, have taken several precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing procedures must be followed. Masks are required for entry into all buildings and when social distancing is not possible. Frequent hand-washing is encouraged and everyone must self-isolate if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. For more information regarding COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 Updates page.