The 2022 Windsor Craft Beer Festival is a week away!

Windsor’s original (and best) celebration of craft beer takes place on October 14-15 in Willistead Park and the beer lineup is looking unreal.

Breweries and beers have been meticulously selected from across Ontario that are truly going to showcase unbelievable Ontario craft beers. Tickets to the festival are $29 in advance and includes $10 towards food and drink. Once the gates open each day, tickets will then be $50 cash at the gate.

We recently showcased some must-try Ontario brews that are being brought in. Now, it’s time to showcase what some of the local breweries are doing.


Walkerville Brewery

Oh my! Walkerville Brewery is rolling out a new IPA!!!

Their Hazy IPA is a smooth, yet light bodied ale that aims to push fruity, tropical, citrus notes on the nose and palate without leaving puckering bitterness – all thanks to US Mosaic and El Dorado hops heaped into the whirlpool and dry hop. The hops are complemented by a sweet and crisp malt base, and a rounded body, with the brew carrying a 7.1% ABV.

Frank Brewing Company


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Frank Brewing’s Big Foot is making a comeback. Crafted with fresh Sasquatch hops from Ruthven, this hop unfiltered beer carries hints of caramel toffee and notes of citrus.

The Grove Brewing Company


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This copper ale was brewed in honour of Bob Upcott, a Windsorite who was the pilot of a 101 Squadron crew during WWII. It’s packed with toffy and red fruit flavours with a nutty aroma.

GL Heritage Brewing Company

It’s back! The super popular Apple Jack’d is blended with Apple Caramel Whisky from our good friends just down the road at Wolfhead Distillery, and fresh-pressed, local apples from Meleg’s Lakeview Orchard & Cider Mill. It’s incredibly smooth and delicious with a fresh, low-hop finish, but watch out for the 7% ABV kick!

Cured Craft Brewing

Who doesn’t love cherries? This cream ale has a subtle malt sweetness, light floral and fruity hop aroma. The cherries give it a ruby red colour and it all comes around with a smooth finish.

Craft Heads Brewing Company

Oh me, oh my! Brewed for those clinging to the warmth of summer while embracing the crisp air of autumn this dangerously smooth Quad IPA (QUAD!!!) was finished with fresh local peaches harvested from Kranicz Orchard. This fruited IPA balances sweet tropical fruit notes with an herbal resinous pine all while masking a slow building alcoholic warmth perfect for a beer fest in October.

Chapter Two Brewing Company

This easy drinking ‘lunch’ beer is a perfect compliment to most meals. Good thing there will be some great eats at the Windsor Craft Beer Fest. It’s a wonderful malty taste that harks back to traditional ales that’s part of the breweries seasonal presentations.