The Oakville-Burlington region has a number of craft breweries and wineries that create unique beverages. You are welcome to take a tour, and visit their shops afterwards (samples may only be served, and alcoholic beverages may only be sold to those 19 years of age or older).
Black Oak Brewing Co.
504 Iroquois Shore Road, Unit #10
Oakville ON L6H 3K4
This Oakville microbrewery prepares beers in small batches with the latest technology. The Pale Ale and Nut Brown Ale have won medals in the Great Canadian Brewing Awards competition. Group tours should phone ahead.
Cameron’s Brewing Co.
1165 Invicta Drive
The ales at Cameron’s have won awards at both the Toronto Wine and Cheese Show and The Great Canadian Festival of Beer. They garnered some attention with their innovative packaging – a nine-pack, nicknamed the Cameron’s Cube. Take a tour (book ahead!), then cart home a Cube, as Cameron’s motto is “6 is not enough”.
Trafalgar Ales & Meads, Trafalgar Brewing Company
1156 Speers Road (between 3rd and 4th Line)
Trafalgar is a craft brewery founded in 1993 as Trafalgar Brewing Company. They have recently adjusted the name to reflect the fruit based honey meads thaey are brewing. Visit the brewery for a tour daily from 10am – 5pm (including most major holidays), complete with retail store and the Tied House Pub. They have won several awards:
2004 – Canadian Agri-Food Award of Excellence for Innovation
2000 – World Brewing Championships Silver Medal
1998 – World Beer Cup Gold Medal
1998 – 10th Annual Festival of Small Brewers People’s Choice Award