Tour a brewery for last weekend of summer

<p>I’m sick of all the grumps who are boo-hooing about summer’s end.</p>




Aonghus Kealy/Metro Toronto


Aldo Lista holds up 500-ml bottles of his pilsner and amber ale at his brewery in Mississauga, Old Credit.

I’m sick of all the grumps who are boo-hooing about summer’s end.

Sure, the weather sucks and your umbrella is drenched and broken. But summer isn’t over — not till next Thursday — so make this weekend your last summer hurrah and find some nectar of the gods at the source.

Visit a brewery.

The Ontario Craft Brewers — an umbrella group for 30 craft brewers in the province — took a group of journos on a breweries tour recently. Check out tour hours and phone numbers below.

• Old Credit Brewing:

6 Queen St. W., Port Credit (Mississauga), ON, L5H 1L4.

Tour Hours: Small groups (1-5), Mon., 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Tues. to Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m.; large groups, call ahead. Call 905-271-9888.

Try: Amber Ale.

• Wellington Brewery:

950 Woodlawn Rd. W., Guelph, ON, N1K 1B8.


Tour Hours: Varies. Call ahead. 1-800-576-DUKE.

Try: Iron Duke Strong Ale.

• Brick Brewing: 181 King St. S., Waterloo, ON, N2J 1P7. Visit

Tour Hours: Mon. to Sat., 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Call 1-800-505-8971.

Try: Founder Series Pilsner.

Download the official guide to the Ontario Craft Beer Route and free brewery passes, visit www.ontariocraftbrewers.caand click on “Day Trips.”


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