Boxed lunch, bag lunch, sack lunch: call it what you will, but a packed midday meal doesn’t necessarily mean the proverbial lunch bag let-down.
Dad and his beer. Stereotypical? Perhaps. But there is a reason beer companies target their advertising where adult males are known to watch, read or listen.
“Father’s Day is a fantastic opportunity to take Dad on a new beer adventure,” says Minto Schneider, Chief Executive Officer of Waterloo Region Tourism. “Ontario craft beers are becoming increasingly popular, and with good reason. They are delicious, they are unique and they are local.”
Waterloo Region is home to a burgeoning local beer scene, with several new craft brewers joining the ranks of some of the more established creators of Ontario brews. This Father’s Day, take Dad on a road trip to discover new tastes and flavours (and please be responsible and don’t drink and drive — allow Dad to do the sampling, or bring along a designated driver).
Abe Erb Brewing Company. With 2 locations – in uptown Waterloo, and in The Tannery in Kitchener – this microbrewery & beer shop is dedicated to intergrity, solidarity & craftsmanship.
NEW BEER ☀️ Daybreak is a saison inspired by summer and enjoying the little things like sunrises, patios, and sharing a beer with your Brewmaster. A refreshing and sessionable ale bursting with floral and fruity esters. Ripe with yeast-driven flavours of banana and pear with a touch of spice and a dry finish. At 5.2% it’s ready for the patio. Now on tap + growler fills at both Abe’s!
Bitte Schon Brauhaus. A boutique brewer in New Hamburg, Bitte Schon Brauhaus specializing in German-style beers. They sell beer both on tap, and in their retail store.
Block Three Brewing. In historic St. Jacobs, Block Three believes great things come in small batches. Complimentary tours, a tasting bar and on-site store are available.
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Descendants Beer & Beverage Co. This award-winning brewery in Kitchener is a great spot for a night out or to pick up some bottles to go. Descendants offers a bierhalle atmosphere, with a shop, private event space and seasonal patio.
Grand River Brewing. From a historic former knife factory along the Grand River in Galt (part of Cambridge, Ontario), Grand River Brewing offers award-winning beers created with the firm belief that craft brewing should reflect the local community.
Innocente Brewing Company. Family owned and operated in Waterloo, Innocente is about quality, craftsmanship and the science of beer making.
“Touring Waterloo’s breweries is a perfect day for father’s and grandfathers,” says Minto. “It is good bonding time, and the beers are simply amazing.”
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