Shop Local Series: Ontario Craft Beer, Cider & Spirits

We love Ontario’s craft breweries, cideries and distilleries.

Locally sourced, carefully crafted and eco-conscious, our beers, ciders and spirits are inspired by diverse landscapes, waterways, heritage and culture across the province. Dogged innovation and creativity balanced with time-honoured techniques deliver new and exciting flavours, styles and designs each season. And with over 250 breweries, 70 cideries and 30 distilleries in Ontario, there are endless crafts for every connoisseur.

Now, we have one more reason to love our local brewers: free home delivery!

Craft beer cans in boxes ready for delivery

Photo credit: Muskoka Brewery

While physical distancing remains in effect in Ontario, online shopping and curbside pick-up have become our new norm. However, this year, many small batch craft beverage companies are going the extra mile and offering convenient and free local delivery.

So, while you’re prepping for the holiday season, find new favourites from your local craft breweries, cideries and distilleries, all while staying home and safe.

Here’s a selection of cool companies that will deliver to your doorstep.

Row of Dillon’s Small Batch Gin bottles

Photo credit: Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers

ONTARIO WIDE

Collective Arts Brewing, Hamilton
Brews inspired by art and music with limited edition artwork on each can.
Doorstep delivery with a minimum purchase of $50.

Bench Brewing, Beamsville
Craft beer brewed in the benchlands of the Niagara Escarpment.
Free shipping on orders of $100 or more on Mondays and Thursdays.

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co, Vankleek Hill
Award-winning organic beer from a family-run and employee-owned brewery.
Free shipping on all orders of $50 or more.

The Collingwood Brewery, Collingwood
Fresh, all-natural seasonals and freestyle series craft beers.
Spend $100 or more and the shipping is free, delivered right to your door.

Georgian Hills Vineyard, Blue Mountain
Georgian Bay gem producing fine wines and ciders.
Shipping is free on orders of six or more bottles, processed and shipped on Tuesdays.

Kings Mill Cider, Stirling
Family-run craft cidery located in the rolling hills of Hastings County.
Delivery and shipping are free throughout the province.

Duntroon Cyder House, Duntroon
Handcrafted traditional English and French-style sulphite free, gluten free and nut free ciders.
Free local delivery and free across Ontario on orders over $100.

Wolfhead Distillery, Amherstburg
Premium vodka, whisky and specialty spirits and liqueurs.
Sign up to receive an exclusive code for free shipping on your first online order.

Kinsip House of Fine Spirits, Bloomfield
Farm-based, grain-to-glass distillery located in the heart of Prince Edward County.
Free courier shipping on orders over $50, discount applied at checkout (also includes one free 120ml bottle of hand sanitizer).

Muskoka Brewery, Bracebridge
Landmark cottage country brewery and small batch distillery.
Free shipping on orders of $100 or more.

Dillon’s, Beamsville
A small batch distiller producing grape-based white rye, vodka, gin and bitters.
Free shipping on orders over $150 across Ontario.

Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery and Distillery, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Gretzky No. 99 ‘Red Cask’ Canadian Whisky, crafted from local grain and finished in red wine casks.
Shop online with free delivery to your door.

Top Shelf Distillers, Perth
Locally sourced, natural ingredients go into their exceptional whisky, spirits and moonshine. Hello Reunion Butter Tart Moonshine!
Shipping is free on orders over $100.

Murphy’s Law Distillery, Elmira
Specialists in the art of moonshine.
Orders over $120 use discount code FREESHIPPING.

Bottle of beer placed on a map

Photo credit: Refined Fool Brewing Co.

SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO

Railway City Brewing Company, St. Thomas
Small batch microbrewery that celebrates the rail heritage and folklore of Elgin County.
Free local home deliveries (some restrictions), parking lot delivery and flat rate of $12 for Ontario wide orders.

Refined Fool Brew Co., Sarnia
Fresh, easy-drinking craft beer made by friends.
Free local delivery for orders over $75.

Royal City Brewing Co., Guelph
Small batch brewing in the heart of Guelph’s Ward neighbourhood.
Free same-day delivery Monday through Saturday in Guelph, free weekly delivery on Thursdays to Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.

MacLeans Ales Inc., Hanover
Pioneer independent craft brewer in Ontario inspired by traditional English ales.
Free local delivery on the following schedule:
Tuesday: Goderich, Wingham, Brussels, Clinton, Lucknow, Ripley and Point Clark
Wednesday: Mildmay, Walkerton, Hanover, Kincardine, Owen Sound
Thursday: Clifford, Harriston, Palmerston, Listowel
Thursday & Friday: Meaford, Thornbury, Collingwood, Markdale, Dundalk, and Flesherton area

Frank Brewing Company, Tecumseh
Relaxed brewpub crafting pure, old-fashioned beer.
Local delivery is free, flat rate of $10 to ship beyond, orders over $100 ship for free.

Block Three Brewing Company, St. Jacobs
Locally crafted beers for adventurous palates.
Delivery is free on Thursday and Friday each week to Woolwich, Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge with a $50 minimum order.

Wellington Brewery, Guelph
Established independent brewery producing timeless, traditional-style ales, also known for experimenting with new recipes.
Free local shipping on orders of $75 or more, free province-wide shipping on order of $100 or more.

Walkerville Brewery, Windsor
A craft beer that can hold its own in Ontario’s legendary whisky town.
Order online for free home delivery within Windsor and Essex County.

Four Fathers Brewing Company, Cambridge
Small family run craft brewery named after the four main ingredients; water, hops, yeast and malt.
Free local shipping Monday–Friday to Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph with minimum $30 purchase.

Can of craft beer beside a glass of beer on a wooden table

Photo credit: 5 Paddles Brewing Co.

GTA AND BEYOND

Brock Street Brewing Company, Whitby
Count down the season with their craft beer advent calendar!
Free next day home delivery to the GTA and Durham area.

Black Oak Brewing Co, Etobicoke
Slow brewed, all malt, authentic handcrafted brews.
Free delivery in Toronto on orders over $30.

Saulter Street Brewery, Toronto
Intimate indie brewery, taproom and bottle shop in the east end.
Free Toronto delivery Monday through Friday on orders over $50.

Left Field Brewery, Toronto
Select from a worldly series of baseball-inspired, full-flavoured brews.
Free next day delivery (Monday to Friday) in Toronto on orders over $45.
Wednesdays: South Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton
Thursdays: Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph

The Granite Brewery, Toronto
Brewers of three regular cask-conditioned ales, including the award-winning Hopping Mad and six drafts.
Contact-less free delivery to most of Toronto on Monday, Wednesday, Friday between 11am-6pm on minimum orders of $50.

Great Lakes Brewery, Etobicoke
A local favourite with over 30 years in the craft beer business.
Free home delivery in Toronto on orders over $50.

High Park Brewery, Toronto
Neighbourhood hangout, and also certified BCorps, a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
Free same-day delivery for Toronto orders over $50 placed by 2pm.

Amsterdam Brewing Company, Toronto
Award-winning craft brewery with restaurants and retail stores in Leaside and in the Harbourfront community.
Free local delivery on orders over $50.

Shawn and Ed Brewing Company, Dundas
Great beer forged in friendship.
Home delivery in the greater Hamilton area for orders over $75, placed by 5pm the day prior.
Bonus: email taproom@lagershed.com to add Flat Rock Cellars wines to your order.

Nickel Brook Brewing Company, Burlington
Independent craft brewery with a focus on artisan beers including fruit sours, hop-forward IPAs and barrel-aged stouts.
Free one-two day shipping to Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Milton, Toronto and Mississauga on minimum $50 orders placed by 3pm the day prior.

Stonehooker Beer Company, Mississauga
Brewing great beer, from approachable to experimental and everything in between.
No cost delivery to Mississauga and Etobicoke on minimum order of $50.

Steam Whistle Brewing, Toronto
Premium craft beer made with only four natural ingredients brewed at the historic downtown Roundhouse.
Free home delivery to Toronto and GTA by the Good Beer Folks.

The Second Wedge Brewing Co, Uxbridge
A popular brewery and bottle shop in Uxbridge – the Trail Capital of Canada.
Free shipping within Durham Region and York Region on minimum $50 orders.

5 Paddles Brewing Co, Whitby
An ever-changing assortment of styles and flavours, so there’s always something new to sample.
Currently delivers within Durham Region free of charge.

Close up of a woman’s hand holding a can of beer

Photo credit: Big Rig Gold, Big Rig Brewery

OTTAWA AND SOUTHEASTERN ONTARIO

Spearhead Brewing Company, Kingston
Beer without boundaries. these brewers are always experimenting and perfecting their craft.
Free delivery in Kingston.

The Napanee Beer Company, Napanee
Delicious brews ranging from German lagers to Belgian ales and more.
No cost delivery in Napanee and Kingston.

Whitewater Brewery Co., Cobden
Brewed by friends, for friends. Sample a variety of beers inspired by adventure.
Free home delivery in Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley, Tuesday to Saturday; Tuesday: Eganville, Barry’s Bay area; Wednesday and Friday: Pembroke, Petawawa, Deep River, Cobden, Beachburg areas; Thursday: Renfrew and Arnprior areas.

Big Rig Brewery, Ottawa
Largest craft brewery in Ottawa.
Ottawa home delivery is available Tuesday to Friday on orders over $40.

Collection of cider cans in a tin bucket

Photo credit: Spy Ciderhouse and Distillery

GEORGIAN BAY AND CENTRAL ONTARIO

Fenelon Falls Brewing Co, Fenelon Falls
Friendly, family-owned brewery in the heart of the Kawarthas.
Free shipping in the Kawarthas and Durham regions on orders over $40, use code LOCAL at checkout.

Barnstormer Brewing Co, Barrie
Brewpub featuring all-natural, unfiltered craft beer.
Same-day delivery within Barrie and Innisfil. Select “Local Direct Delivery” at checkout.

Side Launch Brewing Company, Collingwood
Thoughtfully crafted brews celebrating Collingwood’s unique history of shipbuilding.
Free same-day delivery to postal codes starting with L9Y on orders placed before 2:00pm.

Windswept Orchard Cider, Meaford
Traditional dry orchard-based ciders that showcase the flavours of Grey County.
Free shipping on orders of $100 or more.

Two Blokes Cidery, Seagrave
You’ll want to try their award-winning Golden Mile Cider, crafted with 100% Durham Region Golden Russet apples.
Shipping is free on purchases over $100. $15 flat fee on minimum orders of $50.

Duxbury Cidery Co, Meaford
Cider made exclusively with Georgian Bay apples, including heritage varieties.
Free delivery within South Georgian Bay on a minimum 12-pack order on Thursdays and in Toronto on weekends. Look for ‘local pickup’ options during checkout.

Spy Ciderhouse and Distillery, Clarksburg
Mission: Make the best apple-based ciders and spirits anywhere in the free world. Mission accomplished.
No cost for local delivery within the N0H 1J0 postal code or starting with L9Y on Wednesdays between 10am and 6pm. Minimum $40 orders must be placed before 5pm on Tuesdays.

Thornbury Village Craft Cider and Beer, Thornbury
Brewing heroes! For every premium apple cider sold a meal is donated to a family in need, via Feed Ontario.
Free home delivery from Collingwood to Owen Sound on orders of $40 or more.

Spirit Tree Estate Cider, Caledon
Crafting amazing artisan hard, sweet and sparkling ciders for over 10 years.
Free Caledon West delivery on orders over $50.

Can of beer and a grilled sandwich

Photo credit: Full Beard Brewing Company

NORTHERN ONTARIO

Split Rail Brewing Company, Gore Bay
Manitoulin Island’s first craft brewery producing natural and refreshing beer.
Free zero-contact local delivery.

Highlander Brew Co, South River
Try their hearty Scottish ale, befitting of this brewery’s northerly location.
Free shipping on orders over $50.

Full Beard Brewing Co., Timmins
A lot of contemplative beard stroking goes into the careful planning and process of producing the finest brew at Timmins’ first craft brewery.
Daily local deliveries between 4pm and 7pm.

Still thirsty? Discovery even more Ontario craft breweries, cideries and distilleries.

Note: Confirm delivery details with each business before ordering as options may change. You’ll need to show proof of age of majority at the time of delivery of all alcoholic orders. Please drink responsibly.

Ontario encourages everyone to travel safe during this time and follow public health guidelines. It is important to practice physical distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing a non-medical face covering where required or where physical distancing is a challenge. Learn more COVID-19-related health and safety measures at Ontario.ca/coronavirus.


Main image photo credit: Wolfhead Distillery

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