The Windsor Craft Beer Festival is one month away and they’ve announced the first batch of breweries that will be participating in 2019.

Along with local staples like Motor Craft Ales, Walkerville Brewery, FRANK Brewing Co. and Brew Microbrewery and Urban Winery, another brewery that will get local beer drinkers excited is big boy, Muskoka Brewery. The Bracebridge-based brewery will be heading own the 401 with 5 of their brews. It will be their first time attending the Windsor Craft Beer Festival.

Another first-time participant in the festival will be Toronto-based brewery, Common Good Beer Company, who will also be visiting with 5 beers to offer.

Good times with good friends at the Windsor Craft Beer Festival.
Good times with good friends at the Windsor Craft Beer Festival.

The Windsor Craft Beer Festival takes place October 18-19, 2019 and is Windsor’s original festival dedicated to beer. Local and craft brewers from across the province and United States will participate, celebrating a much loved libation. Rather than holding the event in a plaza, it’s a good ol’ fashion neighbourhood party in a grassy, tree-covered historic park.

The festival is hosted by WindsorEats and Motor Craft Ales and will take place in Walkerville, a town created by Hiram Walker, who then named it after himself (wouldn’t you?). While Hiram Walker is famous for distilling whiskey, many don’t know he also started brewing beer in 1885.

Tickets are $27 per person in advance and are available online. If there are any available, tickets will be $50 at the gate.