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Brews, Bites and Barns Brewery Route

Duration:
Multi-Day

Quench your thirst at one of these stops on the Brews, Bites and Barns Brewery Route.

The new wave in local cuisine is not new in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. For hundreds of years, the fruits of our centuries-old farmlands and passionate people have been, and continue to be the most important ingredient in our local food scene. Blend that with the area’s long, storied history of brewing connected to Canada’s Treasured Waterway with today’s growing number craft beverage makers and you have the perfect pairing for a mouthwatering experience.

Explore the route!

Rolling Grape Vineyard

On the family farm in the middle of their vineyard is where you will find their winery. There you can enjoy their estate wines and learn about the vineyard.

Haven Brewering Co

Everyone has a Haven somewhere. Whether it’s the cottage, the gym, or even your garage, we understand how it feels to come into that blissful familiarity. No surprises, just peace. That’s why our focus is on refining the centuries-old recipes we all know, trust, and cherish. When you pour yourself a cold beer from Haven, you’ll experience how we’ve added our modern influence to the traditional German, Belgian, and Czech beers of the last 500 years.

Bobcaygeon Brewing Company

The Bobcaygeon Innovation Lab has unique offerings, with plenty of one offs and different beers to try. Brewing will happen on site, or you can try the beers in our tasting room and purchase beer to go in our Gift Shop.

Persian Empire Distillery

Bruce Khabbazi, owner and operator of Persian Empire Distillery is using recipes passed down for generations. Proudly distilled here in Peterborough & the Kawarthas Persian Empire products can be found in other destinations like The Netherlands, Belgium and beyond.

The Publican House Brewery and Pub

Publican House Brewery is a craft brewery creating some of the finest and most interesting brews in Ontario. Attached to the Brewery is the FeastON Certified Publican House Brew Pub nestled in the 150-year old building that inspired our brands. With a focus on local ingredients.

Rare

At Rare is committed to locally sourced ingredients and has spent years building amazing relationships with the top farmers and growers in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. Simply put, Rare believes great conversation, exquisite drink and high quality food are the three ingredients that make a Rare experience.

Black’s Distillery

Black’s Distillery uses local grains to make fine spirits. Black’s signature Heritage Vodka is made from the locally developed (circa 1842) Red Fife Wheat. Tasting room, retail and tours are available.

Ashburnham Ale House

Our story is pretty simple; we love our community and want to share some of the other things we love with the people who surround us. The other things we love: simple yet delicious food, craft brewed beer, fine wine and a robust cup of coffee.

Elmhirst’s Resort

Elmhirst’s Resort is an all season, cottage resort and conference facility. It offers a spa and a host of activities for the whole family. There is a large working farm with animals raised and produce grown on site. These foods, known as Elmhirst’s Own, are solely for consumption by their FeastON Certified restaurant. They also maintain partnerships with local suppliers to round out their menu offerings and reflect their commitment to sustainability. When visiting keep an eye out for, Angus Beef, turkeys and Pekin ducks, Fiddleheads, Greenhouse herbs and harvested vegetables featured seasonally.

Belmont Lake Brewery

A small craft brewery located on the shores of the beautiful Belmont Lake. The owners moved here from England in 2011 with a brewery in our shipping container, our rescue dog Jack and a vision of brewing traditional English beer with a Canadian twist.

Kawartha Country Wines

Kawartha Country Wines is a picturesque, family-owned winery located in Buckhorn, Ontario that specializes in innovative fruit wines, cider, vinegars, and gourmet preserves. Their creations are all made using locally grown, farm-fresh fruits that are processed with the highest standards to produce premium award-winning wines.