Aonghus Kealy/Metro Toronto
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 www.brickbeer.ca.
Tour Hours: Mon. to Sat., 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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.”