The holidays are fast approaching and local beverage makers are pumping out some delicious and soul warming drinks for you to enjoy.

From breweries to wineries to cocktail bars, these four drinks will be sure to warm you up on these cold December nights. Let’s take a look and what may surely become your new favourite drinks:

The Grove Brewing Company


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The Grove Brewing Company is pumping out yet another new winter brew. Made with hand-picked local spruce tips, their brewing team went hardcore foraging this past spring to make this beer a reality.

This Spruce Beer will be available online and at the brewery for a very limited time.

Chapter Two Brewing Company

The two brewers from Chapter Two Brewing Company, Michael and Tammy, have released 2 new beers for you!

First, coming back is the Belsnickel, the brewery’s Barley Wine. Clocking in at 8% ABV, this toasty, rich delicious brew is the perfect cure for a winter chill.

Next, the Spirt of the Holiday is their Belgian Winter Ale and it’s sure to keep you warm with the weather getting colder. It’s not as potent as the Belsnickel, just 5% ABV, but it’ll still help you keep toasty in the taproom.

Paglione Estate Winery

You don’t have to be a wine drinker to enjoy some sangria! Paglione Estate Winery have blended white wine, fresh cranberry and blueberry juices, and brandy, for a perfect festive cocktail.

Just add ice, your favourite fruit garnish (rosemary springs with cranberries perhaps?), and this Holiday Sangria will bring some cheer.

Blind Owl


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This weeks feature cocktail at The Blind Owl is the Sorrel Drink. It’s made with dried sorrel (roselle/hibiscus), star anise, cinnamon, orange zest, ginger, fresh lime juice and rum. Delicious!